Teams were also present at the Celebration of Life at Cherry Hills Community Church for student Kendrick Castillo. A reception followed the memorial service and the teams met many, many families and made many connections to be invited back to this hurting community.
On Thursday, teams were again present at the STEM School where children were returning for a shortened schedule day from 9:00 – 11:00am. There was a group of parents who gathered together in the parking lot right by the entrance and stood there with tears in their eyes. The teams could see how hard this was for the parents to let their kids go back into the school. Don Moeller, Top Dog for Eddie Comfort Dog, gathered them up and prayed with them.
The trip concluded with a visit to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, the sub-station that was first on the scene of the shooting. They are located one mile away. They were so happy and giddy to see the dogs. They thanked the K-9 ministry teams repeatedly for stopping in. One of the officers was a police dog handler and had Nicodemus Comfort Dog literally back up right into him so he could be pet.
Please join LCC in praying for the students, families and communities as they continue to heal from the tragic shooting.