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1979, I was Ordained.. Yet I never seemed liked I fit as a Traditional "Minister". Now, as a Disabled Person with a Assistance Dog, I can Appreciate the Loss and see the Value of Spiritual Comfort but a Need a Handicapped Van.

As a Hospital Chaplain, I always felt too young
As a Clergy Disaster Team Member, I felt I Cried too much.
At Funerals, it seemed so unusual to Provide a Eulogy for people that I really didn't even know.
I even walked across the Country to Provide Spiritual Comfort and Direction to the Homeless but I always seemed at odds with the Christian Shelters and Pantries.
...but I started to Mature but instead of becoming a Pastor, I became a police officer and for my entire Career, my Clerical Calling Guided me but I Never shared the fact that I was a Cleric.
Then in 1990, I suffered a Heart Attack in my Police Cruiser and my Health Never bounced back. Then in the Mid 1990's, I Suffered my 1st Stroke. Because, I was constantly Falling, I was Prescribed my First Assistance Dog. Sadly, he died of Cancer. Now, I gratefully have his Silly Cousin; Tank.
For years, people have asked me if I would ever Consider Pastoring a Church. The Answer has always been the same but since having an Assistance Dog, I have said I would consider Opening a Chapel for Services for people whose Pet had Died.
So, after going to the Emergency Vet at 4:00 A.M. with my 2nd Assistance Dog and finding myself Worried, it Dawned on me that the Time has come for me to "step up" and be a Chaplain one more time.
Fortunately, I was at the Vet with my Fiancé' and she Loves Tank Equally so I felt tremendous Support but my Heart goes out to those that don't or those who want a Formal Ceremony / Good Bye for their Canine Family Member.

Perhaps as the Ministry grows, I can Acquire a Chapel and  property so I can provide a more Formal Service for Canine Family Members and Burial Location.

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