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Hearts for Jesus

Working Together to Support Mission

For over 30 years, early childhood centers and K-12 schools in the Southeastern District have partnered in supporting a special project we call “Hearts for Jesus.”

Simply stated, the 65+ Lutheran school ministries in the SED designate the chapel offerings for the month of February (or whatever time you choose) to support a ministry somewhere beyond our borders. We are partnering this year with the schools from the Florida Georgia District as well! 

Give hope and help to children in Ukraine. The 2023-2024 Hearts for Jesus project will raise money for food packets for children and families in Ukraine.

Hurricane Ian Response

2022-2023 Hurricane Ian Relief


Thank you to the many ministry partners, including LCMS Disaster Response, who have provided funds, labor, and supplies. Disaster response involves more than meeting physical needs. Thank you to the Registered Service Organizations of the LCMS who have provided spiritual and emotional care.

Disaster response is ongoing, and your continued support will help change lives.

Please click here for a ministry update (PDF flyer, 01-2023)

Prior-Year Hearts for Jesus Projects

2021-22        Change Your World – World Mission ($5,475.01)

2020-21         LWR Baby Care Kits

2019-20         Bethania Kids, India ($954.46)

2018-19         Seth, Kezia, Amos Comfort Dogs ($1,899.21)

2017-18         Castillo Fuerte, Lima Peru ($9,507.64)

2016-17         Orphan Grain Train, Sewing Machines for Cameroon ($5,701.58)

2015-16         An Ark, Heifer Projects ($10,588.19)

2014-15         Lutheran School in Uganda, Kakiika ($18,545.18)

2013-14         4 the 1: Human Trafficking ($3,920.13)

2012-13         Giving Gardens, WheatRidge Foundation (Schools sent directly to WheatRidge)

2011-12         The Lutheran Malaria Initiative, LWR ($4,202.00)

2010-11         School for Flantown, Liberia ($5,715.00)

2009-10         Mercy Ships ($10,571.28)

2008-09         Faith Comes Hearing ($7,875.00)

Note:  Many schools sent their gifts directly to the organization. Figures here show the funds that were sent through the SED.