As we continue to pray for those impacted by the Las Vegas shooting—the families of those killed, the hundreds wounded and the hundreds more who cared for them, the police and first-responders, doctors and nurses, and our grieving Nation—I want to share the following that was passed along to us from the Synod, via emails from District President Yeadon.
Yesterday, there was an early report that students from Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas were among the injured. The school’s website (http://blog.faithlutheranlv.org/god-is-in-control) reports “Two female seniors and one male alumnus were injured. All are in stable condition and are recovering in local hospitals. Please continue to pray for them and their loved ones and for the many who were at the concert and lived through the terrifying event.”
This morning, Pastor Yeadon sent along an additional report from President Harrison. The note to President Harrison is from Pacific Southwest District President, Larry Stotereau: “Thanks, Matt for the call and the prayer. At the end of the first day, more reports are coming in of families affected by this disaster. It is not limited to the people of Las Vegas since many who were there were tourists. One report tonight [cited] the death of the daughter-in-law of one of our teachers in Southern California who died in the hospital after being shot. She and her husband had gone to Vegas for the weekend and the concert. All your prayers are needed and appreciated.”
Below I’ve included information received from the Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dogs regarding their efforts in Las Vegas where Comfort Dog Lois already serves from the congregation of First Good Shepherd LC. Help is on the way.
We will be working through First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located in downtown Las Vegas – not far from the shootings. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lois (First Good Shepherd – Las Vegas, Nevada) is out in the hospitals now visiting those impacted. We are hoping to bring in another 5-10 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs ASAP to help bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and distraught because of the shootings.
Consider helping us as we bring in our LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs from across the country to be with victims, survivors, and families of those who have lost loved ones.
We don’t know why this massive shooting took place, but we know that comfort is needed at this time to help people heal from this terrible shooting! Help us be that presence of Jesus Christ during this terrible event.
Courtesy of Lutheran Church Charities