On Christmas morning, December 25, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Levi (Immanuel – East Dundee, Illinois) and Brandy, Blitz, and Brutus (LCC Squad) were on hand to greet the 50-plus Navy Recruits from Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Each year, for the past 7 years, Northwest Bible Church and Bob and Linda Stack have sponsored a Christmas day welcome for Navy recruits who would not be home for Christmas. The day is filled with food and fun. Most popular is the opportunity for the recruits to use cell phones to call home. The Kare 9s provided the love, comfort and compassion the recruits miss during their boot camp training.