2021 Hearts for Jesus

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Ohio District Congregations and Schools,

In February our congregations and schools are invited to participate in our Ohio District Hearts for Jesus Project.  Each year we support a mission that is sharing the love of Christ.  This year it is designated that we choose a mission inside our district to support with our prayers, Sunday school offerings, chapel offerings, or special events to raise funds in the month of February (or whatever time frame you choose). 

This year we are going to support the work of The HARP Mission.  HARP, an RSO (Recognized Service Organization) of the LCMS. Their vision states, Inspired by the words of Christ, “Truly, I say to you, as you did for one of these my brothers, you did it for me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV). HARP works to serve people seeking self-sufficiency, leading to independence by providing spiritual, emotional, and material support.” For more information about The HARP Mission, go to www.hopecaldwell.org.

Please submit any funds raised this year to The Ohio District with ‘Hearts for Jesus’ in the memo line.  Do not send any funds directly to HARP.  We will combine all the funds collected/submitted by March 31st and present them with a check.  Any funds received after the deadline will be saved to support next year’s Hearts for Jesus Project.

Thank you for your support last year as we raised over $4,000 for Phil’s Friends as well as many items for the care packages that are sent to people who have been affected by cancer.  They were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our district congregations and schools!

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Creutz (creutzk@oh.lcms.org) or Sara Krek (kreks@oh.lcms.org) in our district office. God’s blessings on your ministry!

Serving Him,

Kevin Creutz

Education Executive

LCMS Ohio District