On Saturday, September 18, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams traveled to Christ the King, Lake Ozark, Missouri, to share the mercy, compassion and presence of Jesus Christ to the family and friends of Pam and Dan Stephans as they said their final good-byes to their dear friends. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers from all over the Midwest were present to honor the lives of Pam and Dan.
The congregation, family and friends were surrounded by the love and gentleness of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Boaz (Christ the King - Lake Ozark, Missouri), Esther (Holy Cross - Collinsville, Illinois), Jessy (St. Paul’s - Concordia, Missouri), Joanna (Christ Lutheran - Lincoln, Nebraska), Job (Christ the King - Memphis, Tennessee), Katie (Trinity - Fremont, Nebraska), Moses (Christ Lutheran - Cairo, Nebraska), Noah (Timothy - St. Louis, Missouri), Persis (King of Kings - Glenpool, Oklahoma), Tabby (St. Paul’s - Des Peres, Missouri), and the support, compassion and presence of their handlers to bring light into this dark and sad time.
Many of the Comfort Dogs wore a purple bandanna as a special remembrance to Pam whose favorite color was purple. Pam served as a ministry partner with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Boaz and loved to serve others with Boaz and his handlers.
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43