“Walking Together / Serving as One”
To God be the Glory!
I always enjoy spending time at Vacation Bible School! It is a great opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones, sharing the compassion and mercy of Christ. I especially enjoy getting hugs from the children – that’s one of the things I miss most when my St. John’s “kids” are on break for the summer.
We visit the Veterans at the CA Veteran’s Home in Yountville most every Sunday after church. It has been a blessing to watch relationships form with the residents. Some of them are very lonely and they really look forward to our visits. They like to talk about their time in service and about their family experiences. We encourage all of you to come with us as we visit these wonderful folks.
This July, members of my team and I will be travelling to Illinois to attend the 6th Annual LCC K-9/Kare-9 National Conference. This year’s theme is “Pause at the Master’s Feet.” All of us look forward to this event where we update our training and connect with other teams from around the country. We anticipate over 100 LCC Comfort Dogs in attendance.
At the end of May and through June, I cheered on team members Michele (Photographer) and Ken (Handler) Arnold and their daughter, Amelia, as they set off on a cross country road trip. Michele is biking across the United States to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Along the way, the Arnolds have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with several LCC Comfort Dogs and their teams. To date, their travels have brought them to Ft. Collins, CO where they worshipped with Cubby and the team from Redeemer Lutheran Church. The team at Redeemer was also gracious enough to allow them to set up camp in the church parking lot. In Nebraska, Comfort Dogs Moses (Cairo, NE), Eddie (Grand Island, NE) and Joy (Comfort Dog in training) came out to meet them. Katie Comfort Dog and her handlers travelled from Fremont, NE to share fellowship and dinner with them as well. The rest of their journey to Massachusetts should connect them with Teams Gracie, Isaiah, Anna, Obadiah, and Lydia. We are so blessed to be a part of the national LCC Comfort Dog family!
Please continue to keep the Arnolds in your prayers as they travel. We look forward to hearing about their adventures when they return to Napa later this summer.
Wishing everyone a safe and blessed Independence Day!
Aaron Comfort Dog
New Team Members are Always Welcome! We encourage everyone to come with us and observe how this amazing ministry works. Please contact Tim or Christy Kramer if you would like to “shadow” during one of our events! (707-255-0119)