Lutheran Church Charities Says Thank You!Many thanks to the Lutheran Early Response Team members from St. Peter, Hampshire, Illinois and Good Shepherd, Elgin, Illinois for all of their hard work on the grounds of Lutheran Church Charities this weekend. This included Bob & Jean Warfel, Dan & Bobbie Swyndroski, Ryan Anthenat, Pete Springmire, David Vollrath and Susan Slorahn. They were able to cut down and up 2 trees and overhanging limbs, removed lots of logs, branches and stumps and cleaned up overgrown brush to help our property look nicer and be safer for our comfort dog ministry. We are so appreciative for your work and willing service!
Stuffed Comfort Dog SoothesA Very Special “Comfort Dog” Story Right Here at Faith Lutheran Church in Marietta, Georgia (future affiliate member ministry of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs):
Louise Cox, a member of Faith, bought a “stuffed Comfort Dog” at this year’s LWML Siete de Mayo celebration. Louise’s words:
“After battling Alzheimer’s Dementia for seven years, my Mother entered into the final three weeks of her life. Mom, unable to understand what was happening, had extreme anxiety. Even singing did not soothe her. I hadn’t seen this coming, and I wasn’t sure how to deal with it. Enter a Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) stuffed comfort dog.”
Louise continues about giving her Mom one of the stuffed Comfort Dogs: “They were the Holy Spirit’s answer to my prayer. I carefully chose one and took it to her. She lit up when she saw it (Thank you Holy Spirit!). She decided it was a girl and named her Lucy. For the next eight days these two girls were inseparable…She never let go of Lucy.
Mom, with Lucy nestled in her arms, departed on her earthly journey to heaven. We laid Mom to rest in Indiana. Lucy Comfort Dog went with her all the way and is still in Mom’s arms, doing her job – providing comfort.”
Concert and Auction to Benefit
Sylvie Makobe and FamilyOn Saturday, August 5, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Antioch, Illinois is holding a concert and auction to benefit Sylvie Makobe and her family. The benefit includes a silent auction, concert, and a free dinner courtesy of Chick-fil-A.
For more information about the fundraiser,
Sylvie Makobe is a refugee from Congo who has faced many trials in her life, including escaping genocide in her home country and abandonment by her husband.
CLICK HERE to read original appeal (9/13/16)
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry
Presents "22" on Saturday, July 22On Saturday July 22, 2017, the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry will host its monthly "22" Program and Dinner. You're invited to join us for an evening of military ceremony, fellowship, food, and special guest speaker Dr. Steven Braverman, director of Edward Hines VA Hospital. He will speak to us about the tragedy of veteran suicide and how the VA is addressing the issue.
The event is from 6pm-8pm at LCC headquarters, 3020 Milwaukee Avenue in Northbrook, Illinois. For more information, please contact Jim Morrison at 866-455-6466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Aaron's Friend Bikes
Across US to Raise Money to Find Cure for MSLCC K-9 Comfort Dog Aaron's friend Michele rode her bike across the US raising money to help find a cure for MS.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs who she met along the way include:
- Aaron (St. John's - Napa, California)
- Cubby (Redeemer -Fort Collins, Colorado)
- Moses (Christ - Cairo, Nebraska)
- Eddie (Peace Lutheran - Grand Island, Nebraska)
- Joy (In-Training)
- Katie (Trinity - Fremont, Nebraska)
- Barnabas (Trinity - Hobart, Indiana)
- Gracie (Trinity - Davenport, Iowa)
- Shami (St. John - Darien, Illinois)
- Anna (Trinity - Toledo, Ohio)
- Lydia (Messiah - Lynnfield, Massachusetts)
- Obadiah (Christ - Scituate, Massachusetts)
For more information about her journey, please CLICK HERE