Lutheran Church Charities Welcomes Peace Lutheran, Columbus, Nebraska Team to the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
In the fall, Peace Lutheran, Columbus, Nebraska, LCC K-9 Ministry team attended handler training and met their LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Eden. Since that time, the team has actively trained with the K-9 Comfort Dog to build on their handling skills. LCC is pleased to announce that the Peace, Columbus team has completed the placement process.
The following LCC K-9 Ministry teams were present to support the Peace, Columbus team, and the congregation:
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Eddie (Peace - Grand Island, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Joanna (Christ - Lincoln, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Katie (Trinity - Fremont, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Moses (Christ Lutheran - Cairo, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Nicodemus (The Rock - Seward, Nebraska)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Priscilla (Trinity - Lincoln, Nebraska)
Church-in-Process (Immanuel - Ellsworth, Kansas)
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Eden will serve as the church’s bridge to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. Eden Comfort Dog’s Bible verse is Genesis 1:27: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
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?” Peace’s team has heard the call and has said, “Here I am. Send me.”
The following new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers have heard the call:
Top Dog Warren Hellbusch, Mary Hellbusch, Amber Kohl, Marlene Olson, Joan Plummer, Andy Stadler
LCC is honored to include the following veteran handler to the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and law enforcement handler to the LCC K-9 Police Ministry:
Troy Urkoski, Army Reserves, 1994 – 2004 (retired), and Investigator, Columbus Police Department (Army Veteran and Police Officer)
God is with them as they begin this new journey as part of the LCC K-9 Ministry. Please keep the Peace 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.