Meet the Ministry Dogs

As of April 2017, I am on the road for Jesus full-time with a very special little group of sweet beloved precious paralyzed, disabled and senior rescued dogs whom the Lord uses to grow me in His image, to introduce me to people to whom I am blessed to share the Gospel and to minister, to keep me company, and who in the process of it all are thoroughly enjoying their miraculous lives. Believe it or not, my ministry was co-founded by a very special rescued dog called Red whose story is absolutely heart wrenching and heart warming which you can read and see on video when you CLICK HERE. 

Please find below photos of my beloved streets ministry doggies a few past and some present!

I AM HEARTBROKEN TO REPORT THAT MY BELOVED PARALYZED MINISTRY DOG MR. SIMEON (THE BIGGER BEAUTIFUL DOG IN THIS PHOTO & THE PHOTOS BELOW) DIED TRAGICALLY IN MY HOTEL ROOM IN MY ARMS IN OCTOBER 2020. HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST BLESSINGS OF MY LIFE. HE WAS 100% DEPENDENT ON ME, AND WE HAD A PHENOMENAL BOND. HE NEVER WANTED ME OUT OF HIS SIGHT AND FOLLOWED ME WITH HIS EYES AND HUNGERED AND LONGED FOR MORE AND MORE LOVE AND ATTENTION AND TIME WITH ME. HE REMINDED ME OF HOW WE ARE TO BE WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. I MISS HIM BEYOND DESCRIPTION AND DESPITE BEING CRUSHED BY THE LOSS AM SO EXCEEDINGLY THANKFUL THAT THE LORD TOOK A DOG LEFT FOR DEAD AFTER A HIT-AND-RUN CAR ACCIDENT AND GAVE HIM ALMOST 8 YEARS OF LIFE WITH ME AND MY MINISTRY AND HIS FELLOW MINISTRY DOGS. I HOPE THAT AFTER YOU VIEW THE PHOTOS BELOW OF MY PRECIOUS HANDICAPPED MINISTRY DOGS THAT YOU WILL TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THE POWERFUL & INSPIRING DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE THE LORD GAVE ME TO WRITE AFTER I LOST MY BELOVED MR. SIMEON. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO READ IT. 

JUST MONTHS LATER, I AM SO SAD TO REPORT I LOST MY SWEET ABIGAIL AT THE AGE OF ABOUT 16 WHOM I HAD FOR ABOUT 15 OR SO YEARS. I THANK THE LORD FOR EVERY DAY HE GAVE ME WITH MY BELOVED ABBY! THE LOSSES OF MY PRECIOUS DOGS ARE SO INCREDIBLY HARD, BUT I AM SO THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR BLESSING ME WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM I HAVE HAD OVER THE YEARS!

PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL ALL – YES ALL – THE WAY DOWN – TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION OF MY BELOVED STREETS MINISTRY HANDICAPPED DOGGIES……..!

After 20 years of dog rescue, and after nearly 7 years of having a sanctuary-style setting for up to 19 dogs at a time at the home where I lived in coastal South Carolina, I packed up my very old car with my Bible, laptop computer, a few personal belongings, the ministry’s little crew of special needs dogs and their belongings, and hit the road for the adventure of my life for Christ. Please keep reading below!

So very sadly, I lost four of my beloved doggies over the several years I have now been on the road. Senior Glory with no eyes and 15-year-old Dancer and 13-year-old paralyzed Mr. Simeon and about 16-year-old Abigail. Great losses considering my doggies were/are like a little family to me. But the Lord gave and continues to give me the strength to press on. And so the remaining 2 special needs streets ministry doggies & I do…! For the glory of Christ as the Lord leads me forth in my ministry work for Him! Please keep reading below!

Here are a few photos of my special needs ministry service dogs some past and 2 present who remain with me on the road for Jesus. We usually stay in hotels, and the Lord has blessed us with a warm welcome at the hotels and a cozy comfy hotel ministry life together!

Paralyzed dogs Mr. Simeon (about 13 years old in photo) and Miss Mercy (8 years old in photo) hit by vehicles years ago separately before the Lord brought them to me to be a part of the ministry. Mr. Simeon was left in the road by a hit-and-run driver and found by a young woman who initially thought he was dead. Lots more to read below with a few photos first!

More to read below after this next joyful photo….!

Miss Mercy was hit by a car and brought to a shelter where she faced probable euthanization. Both dogs also some years later had life-threatening medical problems. The Lord has given them multiple miracles, and they thoroughly enjoy their streets ministry work around the United States!

 

14-year-old (in photo) Abigail who was “traded” for another dog when a friend many years ago felt she would be a better fit for me and vice versa with the other sweet dog. I ended up with both dogs! Abigail who has slowed down greatly has a bone spur in her pelvic area along with seeming hip and back problems and two tumors which so far appear to be benign. She still loves the outdoors in spite of her challenges! The Lord blessed me with about 15 or so years with her before I lost her in the fall of 2021 when she was about 16. 

Gracie (about 8 in photo) was dumped at a gas station, hit by 2 cars on the same day, and refused to be rescued for 6 weeks so her broken bone was set in place by the time she was rescued. I found about her when I stopped at the gas station on my way to picking up paralyzed Miss Mercy from the shelter. She walks funny and is super shy but thoroughly enjoys her life particularly being the little sister and buddy to Abigail. She, like Abigail, has slowed down but still enjoys her little ministry life with Mommy & her siblings & loves her walks with Mommy & Abigail.

Good News Ministry’s streets, beach, & hotel ministry dogs as of October 2020. Paralyzed Miss Mercy hit by probably a truck, 15-year-old special needs Abigail (so sad to report I lost her at about 16 years old in the fall of 2021), and Gracie hit by 2 cars on the same day after being dumped at a gas station. Three of the Lord’s blessings in my life & used countless times in my journey on the road for Jesus to open people’s hearts whereby I get to talk to them about Jesus, pray for them, minister to them, love & encourage them, and/or give them my Finding the Light Gospel tract. 

Grace & Miss Mercy. A friend commented how the last 2 dogs remaining after years of dog rescue, adoptions, and ministry with ministry dogs are GRACE & MERCY. Reminding me of God’s grace & God’s mercy. Hallelujah!

So thankful to the Lord for every dog He placed in my life over the years both when I did dog rescue, when I did dog rescue and ministry together, and now since I’ve been on the road for Jesus & ministry with my handicapped / special needs ministry dogs!