LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs In Odessa - Midland, Texas to Bring Comfort and Love to the Community Following a Mass Shooting
7 People Killed and 21 Wounded
On Saturday, August 31, a gunman opened fire in a series of shootings in Odessa - Midland, Texas. The incident began during a traffic stop where the gunman shot the officer and then began his shooting spree. As a result of this tragic event seven people have been killed, twenty-one injured and hundreds traumatized.
The following LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ministry teams are serving in Odessa - Midland, Texas: Abner (Bethany – Austin, Texas), Elijah (Our Redeemer – Wichita Falls, Texas), Gabriel (Messiah – Houston, Texas), Joy (Gloria Dei – Houston, Texas), Martha (Bethany – Austin, Texas), and Phoebe (St. Paul – Fort Worth, Texas).
Janice Marut, Regional Director for the LCC K-9 Ministry Southwest Region is leading the deployment efforts. The teams attended a prayer service lead by Rev. Robert J. Pase at Grace Lutheran Church in Midland and a City of Odessa Prayer Vigil. The K-9s visited the Music City Mall in Odessa where many ran for cover during the shooting spree. Some of the other places which the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry teams visited include an elementary school, University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa and Midland Texas Police Department.
LCC never goes where we are not invited and the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs NEVER charge those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, hotel, and meals costs. We always put boots and paws on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.
Please help LCC as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. Together, we can be the Hands, Feet and Presence of Jesus Christ to frightened communities.
Please support us by prayer and if you are so moved, help us with travel expenses.