Lutheran Church Charities Attends LCMS Northern Illinois District Educator’s Conference in Arlington Heights, Illinois
When Lutheran Church Charities received the invitation to attend The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) Northern Illinois District (NID) Educator’s Conference, which took place October 6, the answer was a big YES, as we looked forward to the opportunity to thank the teachers and administrators of the district for their ministry of educating our children.
Present at the conference were Rev. Chris Singer, LCC President/CEO, and several LCC ministry representatives, who gave attendees encouragement and thanks, along with some much-appreciated attention and love from the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Emma and Grace (LCC Staff), Levi (Immanuel - East Dundee, Illinois), Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois), and Tobias (Lord of Glory - Grayslake, Illinois), along with their handlers, demonstrated and spoke about LCC’s K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry as teachers hugged, petted and laid on the floor to interact with these huggable, compassionate K-9’s.
Staff members Dona Martin (LCC K-9 Coordinator and handler), Tim Laabs (Hearts of Mercy & Compassion Project Manager), and Denise Snider (Director of Human Care Ministry) enjoyed the day, sharing about the many ways the ministries of Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Human Care, and Disaster Response, bring the comfort and compassion of Jesus to those who are suffering and in need.
Thank you to the Northern Illinois District for the invitation to be part of your special day - it was an honor to be there with you!