$300 a Month for 10 Months or $3000 a Year
Provides a Year of School for One Child
Currently 15 students are at risk of not being able to return to the nurturing Christ-centered environment of Christ the King School in Chicago, Illinois.
Urgent donations needed to the Christ the King scholarship program to keep these children in school and enable the dedicated staff to continue ministry-based teaching to change lives.
Many families have lost their jobs and are unable to pay the school tuition. As COVID-19 lingers on, the future of the children staying in school at Christ the King grows bleaker.
Students who have come through Christ the King School have had their lives significantly changed by the love of Christ showered on them through Pastor John and Geri Brazeal, and the staff. The Christ-centered environment has a major impact on their lives and is a counterbalance to the environment many of them live in.
Read the stories below to learn how Christ the King is changing lives of children who otherwise would have no hope for their future.
Zayd, 6th Grader
Zayd is extremely smart but struggles with issues of abandonment. Three years ago he was abandoned by his mother at Chicago O’Hare airport. Since that incident, Zayd’s great-grandmother has had custody of him but with the pandemic, she has been having financial difficulties. As a retired great-grandmother battling some health issues she is not able to pay the full tuition for her great-grandson's school.
“I am so thankful that Zayd has become a baptized member of Christ the King. Zayd has been battling many mental issues since his mother abandoned him. Christ the King has become his family. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad that he now sees himself as a child of God.”
After his baptism and becoming part of God's family, Zyad left the following message for Tim Hetzner, LCC President/CEO:
“When I get older I will help you with all the jobs at Lutheran Church Charities, and I want you to train me to have a comfort dog to help other people."
Jeremiah, 7th Grader
Jeremiah came to Christ the King in grade 6. He was three years behind other students his age. Since then, he has been working very hard to catch up. He is improving in his schoolwork, and he is excited to learn about God and be a part of His family.
Jeremiah's mom lost her job due to COVID-19. His dad is a veteran who works with the Veteran’s Group on the south side. Both parents are helpful members of Christ the King.
Please prayerfully consider donating now to the scholarship program to keep children like Zayd and Jeremiah in school and Christ the King serving their community.