Transitioning from being a kid into an adult is hard. Those formative years are often the most impactful and memorable a person will experience. It's a time of navigating uncharted waters as the child figures out how to juggle new responsibilities, new complications, and new relationships. Unfortunately, our children do not have the safety net of a loving and supportive family that most do. As our children began growing up into young men and women we knew that we couldn't be another adult that abandons them... and thus our transition program "More Than Conquerors" was born.
When our children turn 18, it's time for them to leave our nest where they've comfortably lived safe and warm for years. We don't just kick them out and hope they don't get eaten by the predators waiting below. We continue investing in their lives, and walk with them through this new phase of life into adulthood. Through the help of both Americans and Guatemalans, we are able to support them until they can fly independently. Through American sponsors we are able to fund 100% of their tuition as they pursue a career path and a brighter future (through university or technical school). We also partner with Christian Guatemalan families to house them, meet their daily needs, and continue to disciple them. If we can’t find a Guatemalan house for one of our young people to move into, we welcome them into our own homes. As of October 2023, Shane is housing 3 young men in his home; Cole and Sarah are housing 3 young people.
The program was thus named, because they are more than conquerors through Christ. Christ has restored hope and joy to them, where sorrow and helplessness once ruled their lives. Through Christ, they have conquered oppression, abuse, abandonment, and poverty. God has sovereignly rescued them out of desperate circumstances, and placed them in our care to love and restore them. They are free from the physical and spiritual bondage that once kept them in darkness. They have conquered much in their lives, and it is only through Jesus Christ's sovereign hand over the lives. For if God is for them, who can be against them? Now that they have reached the physical age of adulthood, a new phase of life has begun. They have moved up in the ranks to the front lines, and will continue to conquer the cycle of poverty and abuse that once held them captive.
We are so proud of our world conquerors!
Would you like to be a part of this journey with our conquerors?
Your gift of any amount can be used toward one or both or part of these monthly amounts:
$150 per month to cover educational expenses for one student
$130 per month to cover homestay expenses (food, medical, etc.) for one student
You may contact Shane for more details about helping these young people. email@example.com
Support by Mail: Checks to:
Child Rescue for Cole McCauley (memo: the name of the student)
11201 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, KS 66109
You can help sponsor a young person by clicking on the button below;
just type the young person's name in the "Note" section of the giving page.
Studying nursing. Hope to do mission work someday.
Currently lives with Luis and Roxsana as they serve as house parents in the orphanage.
Lovingly called Yoshi. Quiet, likes pizza, soccer, and has a contagious laugh. Lives with the young men at Shane's residence.
Studying accounting. Helps lead the Bible Quizzing program for Child Rescue. Lives with Cole and Sarah's family.
Very studious and loves Bible-Quizzing. Walks with confidence. Wants to play music professionally. Lives with the young men at Shane's residence.
Full of wisdom and kindness, loves to knit and garden, very artistic, organized, academically driven, and sometimes needs to be reminded to take a break and have fun. Lives with Cole and Sarah's family.
Teaches the preschool program for Casa de Mi Padre during the week and attends university on the weekends. Lives with Cole and Sarah's family.
The unpredictable prankster who is always playing jokes and making everyone laugh. Lives with the young men at Shane's residence.
Earned his seminary degree and is now pursuing a psychology degree.
A leader in his youth group at church.
Assists Shane with administrative work, helps with construction of the new orphanage, and continues studying.