On Saturday, January 5, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Flex and Brutus were invited to the Memorial Service for LCC K-9 friend, John Kloecker. Kare 9 Brutus previously met John as a surprise, arranged by his friend Mary, for his 50th birthday. The presence of the Kare 9s at the service brought joy and comfort to John’s family and friends.
Additionally, while we were greeting the people as they were leaving the church after the service, a man told us he remembered our Comfort Dogs. He worked for Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, at the time and he remembered the dogs helping the students after the Valentine Day shootings in 2008! Veteran handler Fred Vanstrom let him know that the LCC K-9 Ministry has grown from those 4 dogs to over 130 in 24 states.
What a blessing to learn how our Lord puts the pieces together!