Lutheran Church Charities Welcomes Immanuel Lutheran, Ellsworth, Kansas Team to the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
In March, the Immanuel Lutheran, Ellsworth, Kansas LCC K-9 Ministry team attended handler training and met their LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Keren. Since then, the team has actively trained with the K-9 Comfort Dog to build on their handling skills. LCC is pleased to announce that the Immanuel, Ellsworth, Kansas team has completed the placement process.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Keren will serve as the church’s bridge to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. Keren Comfort Dog’s Bible verse is Isaiah 40:8: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
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?” Immanuel’s team has heard the call and has said, “Here I am. Send me.”
LCC welcomes its newest LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers:
Carol Kratzer (Top Dog), Pastor Luke Brown, Linda Rust, Tammy Stefek
LCC is honored to include the following veteran handlers to the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and law enforcement handlers to the LCC K-9 Police Ministry:
John Kratzer (U.S. Navy, 1973-1994), Mike Rust (U.S. Army, 1969-1971), Doug Stefek (U.S. Army, 1972-1976), Harley Ruckman (Lyons, Kansas Sheriff Department, Deputy Sheriff, retired), and Bill Evans (Salina, Kansas Police Department, Detective, retired)
God is with them as they begin this new journey as part of the LCC K-9 Ministry. Please keep the Immanuel Lutheran Church LCC K-9 Comfort Dog team in your prayers for God’s guidance as they go out to share, with so many who are hurting and alone, the Mercy, Compassion, Presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.