The Hearts for Jesus recipient for 2021/2022 is Garuna Foundation.
For more information visit their website: https://garuna.org/
Beginning in 1972, Lutheran Elementary Schools in Michigan have gathered their February chapel offerings and designated them for a ministry selected by the District. Over the years, students have given over 1.7 million dollars to numerous causes. Ministries selected are based on the following three criteria:
- The ministry allows children to minister to children. (What Lutheran students do here makes a difference in a child’s life through the chosen ministry.)
- An educational component is involved. Michigan District children learn about another part of the world, its people, and their customs.
- It furthers the Kingdom of Christ. We will work with LCMS or non-LCMS ministries. We can focus on the state, country, or globally, but will not support a ministry that preaches salvation other than through Christ Jesus. Consideration will be given to regularly include LCMS ministries in the rotation.
Ministries selected must provide a publicity package and share their information in a short presentation at the August Principals’ Conference currently held at Higgins Lake, Michigan. Contact Travis Grulke or at 888.225.2111 for more information.
Here is a listing of past Hearts for Jesus Projects and Contributions.