Joy, the Comfort Dog

Joy is a golden retriever who is currently in training to be a comfort dog as an outreach ministry through Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. Comfort dogs provide opportunities to share Christ’s joy, peace, and support in many difficult and challenging situations.  Although Joy is still in training, she has already visited some shut-in church members, greeted the congregation before or after senior worship services, attended Bible studies, and visited at Vacation Bible School.  In the future we pray that Joy may be able to visit people in schools, nursing homes, hospitals, funeral visitations, or at court proceedings – really anywhere that comfort is needed.  It is exciting to see where God will lead this ministry!

Follow Joy on Facebook at Joy the Comfort Dog or on Instagram at @joy_thecomfortdog