On Sunday, June 24, Joy Comfort Dog was officially welcomed into the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, as the eighth LCC K-9 Comfort Dog placed in the Lone Star State. Five other Texas LCC K-9 Ministry teams came together at Gloria Dei to celebrate Joy Comfort Dog’s Passing of the Vest: Elijah (Our Redeemer – Wichita Falls), Pax (St. Paul – Fort Worth), Abner and Martha (Bethany – Austin), Damaris (Memorial – Katy) and Gabriel (Messiah – Houston). Two ministry teams who are currently in process, Trinity Klein (Spring, Texas) and Messiah (Plano, Texas), were also represented.
It was a morning of worship and fellowship as the vest was passed in all three services. Between services, the Comfort Dogs and teams enjoyed spending time with worshipers, community members, and some faithful Facebook followers who came to be a part of the morning. Joyful is a great word to describe the morning and Joy Comfort Dog’s reception into the LCC K-9 Ministry at Gloria Dei.