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Patriotism, Humility and Honor Print E-mail

Patriotism, Humility, Honor

The LCC Kare 9 Military Squad was invited to the Davenport Municipal Airport on Thursday April 28th to witness one of the few remaining B-17s in the world, the Aluminum Overcast. The LCC Kare 9 Squad was warmly welcomed as our dogs and their veteran handlers interacted with many military men and women, as well as general public attendees who were present for the event. The squad had an opportunity to chat with a veteran General as they all stood in a circle on the tarmac exchanging stories and sharing common experiences. It was a moment of military bonding as the General, LCC Squad members and Kare 9 dogs huddled in a tight circle of commonality and respect.

The visit included the Kare 9 Squad presenting their synchronized “Roll Call” procession, led under the direction of LCC staff trainer, Teresa Gray. The Squad was allowed on the tarmac for this presentation, achieving a well-received response from those in attendance. Kare 9 Squad member Kevin Kilgore reflected on the day:

“The LCC Kare 9 trip to Davenport last Thursday was an exceptional day filled with honor, privilege and lively conversation. The highlight of the day for me was a meeting with Don Schutter. Don is a 93-year-old retired Air Force Army Air Corps pilot who flew the B-24 Liberator bomber on 38 missions in the European theater from 1942-1945. He was fully engaged and articulate with eyes that exclaimed his character and a passion for his service so long ago. Don is the last of a dying breed of men who are leaving us at an alarming rate - 1100 men a day from that war are dying. To be able to share some conversation with this man, a true patriot, was indeed a privilege and an honor. May God bless him and all like him for keeping America the great and blessed land that it is.”

The LCC Kare 9 Ministry impacts communities with the mercy and compassion of Christ, as veterans reach out to veterans through their service, care, and identifying with those who have walked a mile in their shoes. As the Lord continues to bless and grow this vital ministry we welcome your prayers and support for our team of faithful servants. They serve with patriotism, humility and honor; to God be the glory.

View photos from this special event
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:32
Parish Nurse Serving in Bethlehem, Israel Needs Travel Assistance Print E-mail
Bethlehem Fund Request from Dan Gilbert, President of the Northern Illinois District - LCMS

The Northern Illinois District Parish Nurse Network is seeking financial support of $2,000 to help pay travel expenses for Parish Nurse Raeda Mansour from Bethlehem, Israel to Chicago, Illinois. Raeda received her training here and returns to Northern Illinois every two years for networking, continuing education and mentoring. She is the only Parish Nurse in Bethlehem serving several hundred adults through Bethlehem’s Christmas Lutheran Church.

CLICK HERE to read a document illustrating the success of Parish Nursing on an international level and consider contributing to her ministry. CLICK HERE to give today.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:33
Shelter from the Storm Print E-mail
k-9 comfort dogs “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.” Isaiah 25:4

The shelter provided by God for Antigo High School & Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo, Wisconsin, may come in the form of K-9 Comfort Dogs with their handlers who bring comfort, compassion, presence, and distraction.

The K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers: K-9 Comfort Dog Luther and Rich Martin, K-9 Comfort Dog in Training Silas and Hannah McGinnis, K-9 Comfort Dog Angel and Kristin Stapleton, K-9 Comfort Dog Bekah and Lynne Johnson, K-9 Comfort Dog in Training Job and Terry Ressler, Lila and Joy Friede, K-9 Comfort Dog Ruthie and Lynn Buhrke, and K-9 Comfort Dog Zina and Joel Mortiz were a presence on Wednesday at Antigo High School and Peace Lutheran Church.

The Comfort Dogs and handlers role was to be that shelter the students, parents and staff needed after the shooting. The handlers and dogs listened and gave comfort as the students, parents and staff shared their shock, fear, anger, and grief as a result this tragic experience.

The K-9 Comfort Dogs provided a distraction with their furry faces and soft accepting eyes. For a brief time, the shock of what happened was displaced as the students sat or laid on the floor snuggling and petting their furry new friends.

The students even had some moments of levity as they learned that K-9 Comfort Dog in Training Job, named for the Biblical figure Job, not “job”. It was a pleasant distraction learning the meaning of Job’s name and how Job has a “job” to bring comfort and joy to those who are hurting.

The students, parents and staff of Antigo High School and Peace Lutheran also are a shelter of compassion and mercy for one another and the community. Instead of hatred or gossip for the shooter, the students spoke of and offered compassion, mercy, forgiveness, and prayers that he is saved, and one day they will see him in the heaven.

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” 1 John 4:16-18

LCC never charges those we serve. Your gift will help us continue to bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:38
LCC Certifies 37 New Chainsaw Operators Print E-mail
LERT Thirty-seven LERT volunteers received their chainsaw training and certification on Saturday, April 23. LCC thanks Walcamp and its staff for hosting this advanced training session for us once again. Volunteers who received their training and certification represented the following congregations in Illinois:

Cross, Yorkville
Edison Park, Chicago
Immanuel Palatine
Lord of Life, La Fox
Shepherd of the Hills, McHenry
St John Wheaton
St Peter Schaumburg
St Peter's Hampshire

During the morning classroom session, LCC's chainsaw instructor, Ed Boerman, led the class through usage, maintenance and safety of chainsaw operation. After a hearty lunch, the newly certified LERT volunteers joined a chainsaw crew of 41 chainsaw operators and drag crews for some hands-on action. The combined chainsaw crews worked to clear away downed trees and brush from the winter storms to help the camp get ready for it coming summer camping season.

LCC received the following note of thanks from Bill Indelli, Site Operations Director of Walcamp:

It was a pleasure meeting you this weekend. From Walcamp we wish to express our most sincere appreciation for all the work that was done by LERT here at Walcamp. It was a blessing to see so many people enjoy what they were doing. Their work here this weekend really helped us get ready for our season of camping here.

I thank you very much for this past weekend!!!!

Watch the team take down a tree
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 17:28
Memorable Evening Had by All at "22" Print E-mail

22 Event

The fourth monthly Kare 9 Military Ministry "22" Event was a memorable evening. Approximately 65 people came to hear Red Skelton (via video) explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Then Kate Smith (also via video) led the group in a nostalgic singing of God Bless America. The Kare 9 Squad then participated in their Roll Call drill. Fellowship and food were next on the program and a delicious chicken and rice entree was enjoyed by all (prepared by Kare-9 Veteran handler Kevin Kilgore). Kare 9 Veteran handler Brad Schroeder shared, for the first time in public, his experiences in Vietnam. Brad's testimony of Christ's healing power in his life was truly inspiring.

Watch - Pledge of Allegiance - Red Skelton
Watch - God Bless America - Kate Smith
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 17:27
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