The LCC’s mission is to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. LCC works in areas where disaster, tragedy, or crisis has struck and uses national affiliate teams to serve those in need. Today LCC has K-9 and Kare-9 Teams in 23 States with training facilities in Illinois and Nebraska. LCC has trained and placed dogs in 130 congregations with 30 currently in training. LCC has also trained over 600 K-9 and KARE-9 handlers and has 25 congregations waiting for a Comfort Dog placement. With a K-9 staff of only 8 (4 full time and 8 part-time) and 2 professional volunteer trainers, over 100,000 people are served and benefit from this ministry each year.