Hearts for Jesus

2020 - 2021

School Ministries has chosen Lead A Child for the 2020-2021 Hearts for Jesus unified mission project.  For more information on this year's project please click the learn more link below. 

Please consider designating February or the third quarter for your Hearts for Jesus chapel offering donation.  If you would like Rachel Klitzing to come to your school to lead chapel please email her rachel.klitzing@psd-lcms.org

For more information on Hearts for Jesus and/or this year's recipient please contact kim.violette@psd-lcms.org.  

​Here are a few suggestions on making this year's project real and relevant to your students:

  • Have a class coin collection challenge – put a collection container in each classroom and challenge the students to a free dress pass or donuts for the class that donates the most.

  • One of our schools has the students write their names on a heart each time they bring in an offering for the H4J project. They display these hearts on an wall in the church with a highlight of what this year’s project is. The students love to see their names on the wall and how the hearts continue to grow. 

  • Utilize the LeadaChild newsletters and resources and focus on a country a week. As you talk about the Lutheran school in that country (Ghana, Sierra Leone, Panama, etc.) remind them they are bringing chapel offerings that week for that specific school and their students. 

  • Use the bulletin inserts and let the students decorate a jar or box they can take home and add coins and bills to. Send those same bulletin inserts home so they can share the stories of LeadaChild with their families.

  • For older students – use the word search and ask them to fundraise with family and friends a certain amount for each country they can find in the word search. They can share other resource handouts with those who choose to donate to tell the LeadaChild story.

  • Sponsor an “a-thon” and all donations toward books read, laps run, hours danced, songs sung, etc. go into your H4J offering for this year.

  • Teachers – you can support the teachers in LeadaChild schools, too! Could you donate a dollar per year of service to this fund? Could you leave a collection jar in the teacher work room for a month and have teachers drop in coins and bills? Could you contact Lisa Hellyer at LeadaChild to set up a Zoom with one of the LeadaChild leaders to share their program as part of a staff in-service day and take up a collection?

Together, we can achieve our Hearts for Jesus' goal of providing scholarships and school supplies for third world children to attend Lutheran school and after school programs. Will you join us?


The Grantparent Program is a School Ministries mission project of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The purpose of the Grantparent Program is to provide tuition assistance to students in urban communities so that they can receive an excellent Christian and academic education.

Many children living in urban communities need to hear the Good News of Jesus in a safe, nurturing environment, but they can't afford tuition to attend a Lutheran school.

That's where Grantparent comes in!

Your tax-deductible charitable donations enable children to attend a Lutheran school in an urban community and receive an excellent Christian and academic education! You can provide tuition assistance and sponsor an elementary school student for $600 a year, or $1200 a year for a high school student. You can also help sponsor a student by making a donation of ANY amount!

Click here for the Intent to Sponsor Form. 

Click here for the most recent Grantparent Mission Project News.

For more information, contact Anna Preus at anna.preus@psd-lcms.org.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6


Give to the District

Click the Donate Now button to give to one of the following ministries:

  • PSD Mission Projects

  • Church Worker Student Scholarships 

  • GRANTPARENT (tuition support for low-income students)

  • PSD General Fund

  • Emergency Relief