May is Military Appreciation Month, a perfect time to highlight the Kare 9 Military Ministry through the experiences of the veteran handlers or veteran ministry partners. The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry will be sharing how the Kare 9 dogs are a bridge for their veteran handlers to share compassionate ministry through the bond of duty, service, and memories with active military and veterans they meet.
During the challenging times of COVID-19, Peter and Kare 9 Hope have found ways to stay connected with veterans. He shared that Hope’s ministry team has sent cards to veterans they have previously been in contact with. The team has developed a project they call “Friendship Rocks.” Team members paint these rocks inscribed with a message, such as “Hope," “Love,” “Comfort,” “Friendship,” etc. The rocks are then delivered to the veteran’s home and left outside the door. They receive great feedback on this and often hear how much it means to the veteran.
The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry thanks Peter for his dedication and compassionate ministry to those who have given so much and for his service to our great nation – Semper Fidelis.