Helping a Faithful Follower Memorize Scripture
Surrounding someone in love can take on many forms. But when that love comes from all over the United States, what does it look like? A Facebook follower from the southeast, Michelle, contacted LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Phoebe (St. Paul – Fort Worth, Texas) and asked for a card. She wanted to memorize Phoebe’s Bible verse. The card was mailed along with the Southwest Region K-9 cards and the response from Michelle was so heartwarming. How could she get the other dogs’ cards?
So began the gathering of love from the 24 states where the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are located. Top Dogs and social media admins responded with K-9 Comfort Dogs, Kare 9 Military Ministry, and K-9 Police Ministry cards. There were even some dogs-in-training cards added. We wish we could have seen the look on Michelle’s face when she opened the box and found ALL of the cards sent her way. She has an exciting time ahead of her as she memorizes all of the dogs’ Bible verses. We pray the verses will speak to her individually and collectively and let her know how much she is loved by all of us.
BUT the story doesn’t end there. When the comment was made on Phoebe Comfort Dogs Facebook page, a follower of Lois Comfort Dog (First Good Shepherd – Las Vegas, Nevada) commented she had been collecting the dogs’ cards for her granddaughter who had been injured by a dog and now was terribly afraid. She further said Lois Comfort Dog had been helping her granddaughter overcome her fear. Some teams sent duplicate cards and those were forwarded to Lois Comfort Dog’s team to share in this situation as well. More love and compassion shared from afar!
Michelle sent the following email after receiving the special K-9 package:
Dear Comfort Dogs of the United States:
First and foremost thank you for sharing the love Jesus with so many who need it. In addition, thank you for comforting so many during difficult times.
I have always enjoy reading my Bible and trying to come with fun ways to memorize Scripture. Thank you for helping make this happen. I have currently memorize 16/120 Scripture verses from you the Comfort Dogs.
I hope you as a Comfort Dog will encourage others to memorize Scripture this way even if it is only in your district. Finally, I pray the Lord gives you strength as you share God's love and comfort.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
God’s Riches Blessings,
Thank You from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School
Thank you, Sheba Comfort Dog, for your calm presence at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School last week. We really appreciate your loving support during this very difficult time. Oh, and please thank your humans, too.
The Borgia Counseling Office