About LCC K-9 Comfort / Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Luke
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke was trained by Lutheran Church Charities and placed with Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Georgia during handler training on August 10, 2017.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke works with multiple handlers who are also certified by LCC and receive ongoing and advanced training along with him. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke is dual-vested, meaning he also has handlers who are veterans. They take him out as Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Luke serving Veterans, Military and their families. They take him to veteran facilities and ceremonies as well as personal visits with veterans.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs serve every day in the community in which they are placed. They are also deployed in times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected, including first responders and the volunteers who serve them – serving those who serve. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke is just beginning his ministry with his handlers through Christ the Shepherd, Alpharetta, Georgia. They look forward to being an active presence in their community.
Christ the Shepherd invites the community to two upcoming events:
Saturday September 2
On Saturday, September 2, Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort /Kare-9 Military Ministry Dog Luke and seven of his Comfort Dog friends will be hosting a meet and greet at The Olde Blind Dog, 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton from 4:30-6:00pm.
Come meet LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs from Illinois, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Savannah. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry serving every day in the community and are dispatched in times of disaster and crisis. Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alpharetta will introduce you to Luke Comfort Dog!
Sunday September 3
The Passing of the Leash ceremonies for Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort/Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Luke will take place on Sunday, September 3, at Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4655 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta during worship services at 8:45am and 10:15am. A luncheon will take place following the 10:15am service.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luke’s Bible verse is Luke 11:9-10, “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
Each LCC K-9 Comfort Dog has its own Facebook page, email and Twitter account:
~ Facebook: LukeComfortDog
~ Email: Luke@K9Comfort.org
~ Twitter: @LCCK9Luke
About LCC K-9 Ministries
Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) mission is to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. LCC partners with LCMS congregations to support individuals within their communities. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, LCC and our ministry teams travel nationally and internationally when invited. LCC never charges those we serve!
Since 2008, Lutheran Church Charities has witnessed first-hand the positive impact of using LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs as a bridge for compassionate ministry. In partnership with our affiliate churches and many dedicated volunteers, this ministry has brought the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need, opening doors for conversation about faith. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are permanently placed with churches, schools and other ministries involved in Christian ministry.
From the first LCC K-9 Comfort Dog to over 100 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs, and Comfort Dogs in Training located in 22 states that now grace our ministry, LCC and our affiliate ministries with their handlers and helpers have reached thousands of individuals being the hands, feet and paws for Jesus.
The LCC K-9 Ministries embrace the unique, calming nature and skills of AKC Golden Retrievers to interact with people of all ages and circumstances. With the LCC affiliate ministries and their handlers, the Comfort Dogs serve every day in the communities in which they are placed and are also deployed in times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected, including first responders and the volunteers who serve them. The LCC K-9 Ministries include the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry serving the Military, Veterans, and their families, and the LCC K-9 Police Ministry serving police officers and their families.
Some of the key deployments that LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were present include New York and New Jersey visiting victims of Superstorm Sandy, in Connecticut after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and in Florida after the Pulse Night Club shooting, just to name a few. LCC K-9 Ministry teams are trained and ready to serve whenever and wherever they are invited or deployed.
For more information about Lutheran Church Charities, please contact us the following ways:
Mail: Lutheran Church Charities, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062
Director of Communications
Lutheran Church Charities