Who is Jesus?

No one else has influenced history as He has.
Jesus is the Son of God.
Old Testament prophets spoke of His coming and described the eternal and life-changing impact He would have.
Jesus is both God and man.
He stilled the seas and walked on water. With a touch of His hand, he cured incurable diseases. He restored life to those who had physically died.
Jesus personifies love.
He paid the ultimate price so that we could live with Him forever. He sees us through the eyes of love.
He loves us in spite of every hurtful thought, every harmful word, and every wrongful action. These are all a result of sin, which contaminates everything we do. It is behind every broken home, every empty life, every infirmity, every damaged emotion, every sorrow and grief. And as the Bible says, the end result of sin is death.
But Jesus Himself was sinless; only He could pay the penalty for our sins.
Because of his love, He suffered, died, and rose again.
We are forgiven. All who believe in Jesus are guaranteed eternal life with Him in heaven.
Why did Jesus do this? Because Jesus is love

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Christian: the ancient text reads “catholic,” meaning the whole Church as it confesses the wholeness of Christian doctrine.

Vision & Values

OUR VISION That all children have a hope and a future in Jesus Christ.


The First Petition – Keeping God’s Name Holy

God’s name is holy in itself; it is our prayer that we will

stay true to His Word and live according to it.

The Second Petition –Advancing God’s Kingdom

God’s kingdom comes without our help; it is our prayer

that we will boldly share the message of grace as we

await the return of Christ, our Lord.

The Third Petition – Following God’s Will

God’s will is accomplished without our efforts; it is our

prayer that we will trust in Christ as He strengthens our

faith and guides us with His Word.

The Fourth Petition –Serving Daily Bread

God provides for all our needs; it is our prayer that He

will work through our humble means and efforts to provide

for those whom we serve.

The Fifth Petition – Living and Working Together

As forgiven children of God, it is our prayer that we will

care for and respect one another just as Christ cares for us.

The Sixth and Seventh Petition Overcoming Evil

God tempts no one; it is our prayer that He will guard and keep

us from the temptation to gratify our own flesh as He gives us

the victory over the devil and our fallen world.


Where It All Began

In the 1960’s, God planted the seedling of a mission idea in the hearts of Jim and Edie Jorns. They had been serving as agricultural missionaries to the Zacapa region of Guatemala when they realized the great needs and challenging living conditions of many of the children in the area. The idea was to build a boarding house next to the new Lutheran school in Zacapa so that poor children would receive proper care while attending at the school.

The mission plant took root. Jim and Edie diligently gathered support from friends, family, and church members around Manhattan and throughout Kansas. A cafeteria, boarding rooms, and bathrooms were constructed…and children filled the boarding house. They called the mission Children’s Christian Concern Society (CCCS).

Throughout the years, CCCS grew to provide support to project sites in five world regions – Guatemala, Central America and Haiti, South America, West Africa, and Asia – and also supports an afterschool program in Bethlehem. The ministry’s name was changed to LeadaChild in 2013 to simplify communicating the ministry mission and brand via internet and social media.

LeadaChild is now a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and promotes the beliefs and practices outlined by their confession of faith. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, incorporated in the state of Kansas as LeadaChild and is a charter member of the Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA).