In August, Trinity Lutheran Church, Toledo, Ohio, joined LCC staff for handler training. The team was very excited to meet their new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Claudia and to become part of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. The new handlers and caregivers spent many hours training in ministry and in handler skills.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Claudia will serve as Trinity’s bridge to show the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. K-9 Claudia’s Bible verse is Matthew 27:19 “Just then, as Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: ‘Leave that innocent man alone. I suffered through a terrible nightmare about him last night.’”
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?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me.’”
The following new LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry handlers have heard that call:
Nancy Borders, Mack Borders, Jennifer Eck, Dianne Kleimola, Linda Lewis, Erin Marcis, and Jonathon Rusche
LCC is honored to include the following veteran handler to the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry: Mack Borders – U.S. Navy (1969-1970)
Claudia Comfort Dog was commissioned on Sunday, September 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Toledo, Ohio. In addition, Anna and Ezra Comfort Dogs were re-commissioned and all handlers and ministry partners were installed or reinstalled! It was a blessed day for the Comfort Dog Ministry at Trinity!