In August, Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, Wisconsin joined LCC staff for handler training. The team was very excited to meet their new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hagar and to become part of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. The new handlers and caregivers spent many hours training in ministry and in handler skills.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Hagar will serve as their handlers’ bridge so they can be the Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. K-9 Hagar’s Bible verse is Genesis 16:13 “So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing,’ for she said, ‘Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.’”
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is one of presence. When the Lord calls, we must go and serve Him. Isaiah 6:8 tells us, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me.’”
The following new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers have heard that call:
Donna Bub, Jim Bub, Carrie Foster, Diane Frisque, Lynn Kolbe, Ken Lederer, Joann Schwan, Tim Schwan, Jody Springer
Faith’s LCC K-9 Comfort Dog team was commissioned on Sunday, September 26. They were joined by the teams of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Charity (Brookfield Lutheran - Brookfield, Wisconsin), Sage (Concordia University Wisconsin - Mequon, Wisconsin), and Tobias (Lord of Glory - Grayslake, Illinois).
God is with them as they begin this new journey as part of the LCC K-9 Ministry.