LCC has exciting news to share!
In March, before the shelter-in-place order in Illinois, Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo, Illinois joined LCC staff for handler training and met their new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog, Samson, and became part of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. Since that time, the team has actively trained and built a relationship with Samson Comfort Dog. LCC is pleased to announce that the Zion Marengo K-9 Ministry team of handlers, caregivers and ministry partners were commissioned by Pastor Ripke on June 7.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Samson will serve as Zion Lutheran Church’s bridge to showing the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamaiton of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. Samson Comfort Dog’s Bible verse is 2 John 1:6, "And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love."
In addition to Tim Hetzner, LCC President/CEO, we were blessed to have Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss, Northern Illinois District President in attendance.
The following LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry teams also came to welcome and support their newest partners in ministry at Zion Lutheran:
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Adeena (St. John - Lutheran Church) with Shar and Dave Farran, Bekah (Immanuel - Belvidere, Illinois) with Vicky and Mike Buhl, Eunice (LCC Staff) with Ray and Jan Pemoller, Kye (Immanuel - Belvidere, Illinois) with Libby Robertson, and Tobias (Lord of Glory - Grayslake, Illinois) with Jenni and Steve Hoffmeyer.