Jackson And Louie the Comfort Dogs Celebrate Their Eighth Birthday in June
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry | Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School | Joplin, Missouri
June is the month for Comfort Dog birthdays! Happy 8th birthday to Louie and Jackson, the Joplin Comfort Dogs! Summer 2018 also marks the seventh year of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry in Joplin.
Jackson and Louie are a part of a partnership between Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School in Joplin, and Lutheran Church Charities in Northbrook, Illinois (near Chicago). LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are placed in Lutheran churches and Lutheran schools all around the United States to help their dog-handling volunteers to bring the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to people who are hurting or in need.
In nearly seven years of ministry in Joplin, Louie and Jackson have visited countless people in local schools, hospitals, nursing care facilities, and at community events. They have also partnered with LCC Comfort Dog teams across the United States in responding after disasters to bring comfort and a calming influence to hurting and struggling people. The Joplin Comfort Dog Team has been invited to places like Sandy Hook, Connecticut and Las Vegas, Nevada following violent shootings. They have responded following tornados and other natural disasters all around the region. The team has also attended dozens of funerals and visitations for fallen police officers, teenagers, and others.
Ours is a volunteer ministry of mercy and care. We never ever charge for the work we do. Instead, our Comfort Dog Ministry relies on donations to be ready to respond whenever and wherever needed.
Give A Birthday Gift!
To celebrate our dog birthdays during the month of June, we are accepting donations to purchase Stuffed Comfort Dog Toys to share with hurting or tragedy-affected children. The $10 stuffed animals serve as a cuddly reminder of our visit, helping to bring a continuing smile and reminder that others are praying and at-the-ready to be there whenever there’s a need. If you would like to give a donation, please check out our secure Online Giving Page hosted by EServicePayments/VANCO or send a check by mail with a note to:
Joplin Comfort Dogs | 2616 Connecticut Ave | Joplin, MO 64804