Lydia Comfort Dog Becomes First LCC K-9 Comfort Dog in Massachusetts
On Sunday, August 24, Lydia Comfort Dog was welcomed into her new home at
Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
LCC K-9 Director Rich Martin officially passed the leash to Top Dog Joyce Sauca, Pastor Jeremy Pekari and the K-9 Ministry Team from Messiah. Also on hand to welcome Lydia to New England were members from the K-9 team in Newtown, Connecticut and Maggie Comfort Dog (Christ the King, Newtown, CT). Lydia will be used in outreach in North Boston and the greater Boston area.
Be sure to follow her adventures on her Facebook page.
Lydia Comfort Dog
New Jersey Welcomes First LCC K-9 Comfort Dog
On Sunday, August 24, 2014, LCC did the official Passing of The Leash for Lily Comfort Dog and the Ministry team at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Lily is the first Comfort Dog placed in New Jersey and we are looking forward to the new opportunities in this state.
LCC staff members Dona Martin, Rich Martin, Jeanne Moore and K-9 trainer Terry Ressler spent three and a half days training with the caregivers and handlers for Good Shepherd.
Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts had their caregivers and handlers trained with the team from Good Shepherd as well.
In God's perfect plan Terry Ressler (Immanuel, Belvidere) was able to pass Lily's leash to his son Pastor Phil Ressler.
Be sure to follow her adventures on her Facebook page
Lily Comfort Dog
Read the MyCentralJersey.com article on Lily Comfort Dog
Rufus Comfort Dog Expands K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry to Oklahoma
On Sunday, August 24, 2014, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rufus was officially placed at St. Mark Lutheran Churchin Edmond, Oklahoma.
LCC Staff member Sherry Bolosan was present at the Passing of the Leash and welcomed St. Mark as an affiliate member of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs: Phoebe (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, TX); Louie and Jackson (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, MO); Moses (Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo, NE); and Eddie (Peace Lutheran Church, Grand Island, NE) joined Rufus to help celebrate the big day.
It was a thrilling day for St Mark as they welcomed LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rufus and kicked off their Comfort Dog Ministry. On Saturday, August 23, Rufus and his “Partners in Comfort” visited the local children's' hospital to bring comfort to those who are hurting. After the Sunday service the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs then welcomed the kids back to Sunday School and spent time visiting with the members of the congregation. Edmond, Oklahoma loves having Rufus in their community and is quickly embracing him, keep up with him by following him on his Facebook page!
Rufus Comfort Dog
With the placements of Noah Comfort Dog (Timothy Lutheran, St. Louis) and Rosie Comfort Dog (Atonement Lutheran, Columbus, OH) last weekend, LCC has officially placed five dogs in two weeks. The placements of Rufus, Lily, Lydia and Rosie (August 17) added four new states to the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry now has 50 dogs placed in 15 states.
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