Joy is a golden retriever who has been trained to be a comfort dog as an outreach ministry through Bethany Lutheran Church. Comfort dogs provide opportunities to share Christ’s joy, peace, and support in many difficult and challenging situations. Joy visits shut-in church members, nursing homes in the area, Trinity Lutheran School, and anywhere she is invited. We pray that in the future Joy may be able to visit hospitals, funeral visitations, police and fire fighters, or at court proceedings – really anywhere that comfort is needed. It is exciting to see where God will lead this ministry!
The Comfort Dog