And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Exodus 33:19
The K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church brings the comfort, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to people of Napa Valley and beyond.
What Is A K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry?
St. John’s Lutheran Church is an affiliate member of The Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry which is a national ministry utilizing the unique skills of dogs, specifically Golden Retrievers, to open opportunities to touch people with mercy and compassion. These uniquely trained service animals are prepared to interact with people in ways that provide a bridge for compassionate ministry to take place.
K-9 Comfort Dogs can bring…
Bring comfort to individuals and families suffering pain or loss
Create bridges for compassionate care when disasters strike (Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Umpqua College shootings in Oregon, tornados, earthquakes, fires, to name a few)
Calm a hyperactive child
Stimulate a withdrawn patient or older adult
Brighten the lives of home bound or nursing home patients
Stimulate minds, lift sprits, and spark memories
Facilitate conversation and interaction