"..and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also - not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.." 1 Peter 3:21
Praise the Lord! Zayd became God’s child through baptism this past Sunday, June 10, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois. Pastor John Brazeal thanks everyone for the prayers and assistance they have been giving Grandma Kenny and Zayd. Thank you for making it possible for him to stay at Christ the King where he learns about Jesus his Savior and how to be a disciple of Christ. After the service, Zayd said, “Please thank Jacob Comfort Dog and show him that I made it into God’s family.”
After being abandoned by his mentally ill mother, third grader Zayd was placed in the care of his 80 year old great grandmother. Along with Christ the King, LCC has helped to raise money to assist her with tuition and school supplies, and the cost of raising a child to pay for food, clothing, medical care, and keeping Zayd in the nurturing Christian School at Christ the King. Zayd is very excited about becoming part of God's family and so are we.
Through Principal Geri Brazeal, Zayd sent the following message to Tim Hetzner, LCC President / CEO:
“When I get older, I will help you with all the jobs at Lutheran Church Charities and I want you to train me to have a Comfort Dog to help other people."
LCC received the following email from Geri Brazeal, Principal, Christ the King Lutheran Church & School in Chicago, Illinois:
Dear Friends of Lutheran Church Charities and Jacob,
I want to thank you for helping me. Pastor B [Rev. John Brazeal, Christ the King – Chicago, Illinois] said you guys bought me new clothes and also paid my tuition. I am happy I can stay at Christ the King. I also found out you bought me a birthday present. I can do my homework on my Google docs with it. I never ever had a Chrome Book before. Thank You.
I would like you to pray for my mom so she gets better. I miss her. I would like you all to come to my baptism; I will let you know when my grandma comes back. My teacher will tell you, and bring LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jacob and the other comfort dogs.
Your friend, Zayd
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and update on Meagan. She is doing well. She turned 8 years old in November. Still serving out God’s Will he has set for her. She is enjoying her bed and chair for the living room. This coming year, we have set a lot of therapy for her. She has had a lot of hip trouble from the stroke she had, otherwise she has been healthy. She enjoys eating Hershey bars and the doctor told me to give her as much as she wants; whatever makes her happy. She loves music as this seems to keep her happy. Anything that plays musical sounds. Thank you all for all your help. I hope everyone at Lutheran Church Charities has a blessed year in 2018.
Be Blessed – Merry Christmas,
Scott, Luellen, Ryan, Madison, McKenzie and Meagan