Help Us Share the Hope of Jesus Christ
Lutheran Church Charities’ Hearts of Mercy and Compassion, Crosses for Losses (HMC) Ministry provides hearts and crosses to families and friends who have suffered loss or serious illness of a loved one. We rely solely on donations to cover the cost of materials to make them and shipment to get them where they are needed. Please help us continue to comfort people when they need it the most so that they know that they are loved.
LCC staff member Rich Martin presented a cross with a Mercy Heart to Rita at her home. Rita had Arthur’s school picture with her from the day he was murdered. Recalling this tragic day, Rita wept as Rich consoled her with prayer.
Illinois National Guardsman Losses Life in Motorcycle Accident
20-year-old Andrew Westfallen lost his life in a motorcycle accident on May 3, 2020. Andrew is the nephew of Northern Illinois District staff member Michelle La Velle. He was a member of the Illinois National Guard and student at McHenry County College.
LCC’s Rev. James Kirschenmann presented a purple Mercy Heart to Michelle who gave the heart to the family. Please pray for the Westfallen family and friends during this time of unexpected loss and grief.
Christ Lincoln Serves Member & Family
Handlers of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Joanna at Christ Lutheran in Lincoln, Nebraska signed and presented a Mercy Heart to ministry team member Jill whose brother Kevin passed away from death by suicide. The team also presented a purple Mercy Heart for Jill’s brother. Kevin is survived by his wife and two children. Please remember the Juracek family in your prayers. If you feel like you have no one to call, please call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Click HERE to learn read all the ways the Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses Ministry has served this year.
Your Donations Make a Difference in Sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ
Our hearts are made of the highest quality wood and produced with caring Christian hands. Material production and shipping costs for hearts are approximately $30 each. We need your help in sharing the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need.
Help Us Reach Out with Hearts of Mercy & Compassion
Are you interested in having LCC provide a Heart of Mercy & Compassion for a loved one? There is no charge for the hearts. The hearts are made by caring Christian hands and provided with presence and prayer.
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