On Wednesday, November 4, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Cubby (Redeemer - Fort Collins, Colorado) along with handler Joni and Top Dog Bonnie made the trip to Aurora, Colorado, to meet with an Army Veteran, Jill, and Eva, contact person at the Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center VA Medical Center.
We presented them with the quilts made by members of a quilting group at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley, Colorado, some mini LCC Kare 9 Cubby military stuffed dogs, Cubby’s Kare 9 cards, and some special dog tags with a portion of Cubby’s bible verse printed on it to give to veterans along with a quilt. We also presented Eva with an “Essential Workers are our Heroes” sign for Eva to put in her office. We had a great visit and as soon as Covid-19 restrictions lift, we have been invited back to do our tour of the VA facility, and meet with veterans being cared for in specific units, and perhaps participate in special events for veterans at the VA center in the near future.
We love the passion and love for her job that Eva expressed. We asked what else we could do in the meantime for her and the veterans they serve, and she mentioned how nice it would be to have homemade written cards to give to veterans for Veterans Day, Christmas and Valentines Day. When we returned to Fort Collins, we reached out to Redeemer’s NextGen Director, Tara. She absolutely loved this idea and reassured us that this would be something the kids and students could do.
Sometimes we never really know what God has planned for us in this ministry, and this certainly was one of those times. He put into place a group that already was sewing quilts for veterans, and has extended our ministry outreach right to our own kids and students at Redeemer Lutheran Church. God is good!