Meet our American Staff
Founder and Director
Shane Sanderson founded and directed Southside Youth Outreach in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1993. The ministry of SYO was to reach kids with the good news of Jesus Christ. SYO fulfilled that vision and continues on. The vision of Child Rescue continues to carry on that same heart for ministry with the additional mission of caring for the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of children in a more stable, long-term environment.
Shane grew up in Oak Grove, Missouri where his dad served as pastor of the Oak Grove Bible Church. Shane later got involved with Kansas City Youth For Christ where he learned much of the ministry approaches that would shape his life and ministry for good. After founding and directing Southside Youth Outreach, In 2010 Shane felt the call to go to a third world country to reach kids not only with the good news of Jesus Christ but also to provide a home and refuge for the fatherless. Shane founded Child Rescue of Central America as an offshoot ministry of Midland Ministries in St. Joseph. God led him to the city of Santa Cruz del Quiché in Guatemala where he found a home that became the ministry of Casa de Mi Padre. This amazing ministry is stronger than ever and exists to reach the fatherless of Guatemala with the gospel and also provides a place for them to live and grow full-time. Casa de Mi Padre meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of kids who otherwise might be living on the streets or worse. The transformation they experience through this ministry is nothing short of miraculous.
Shane's Monthly Updates 2022
We hope you are doing well! We are currently visiting the USA and would love to see you at one of our events! Here's our current schedule:
Sunday, August 28 - 8:00 & 10:45 services at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Lake Ozark, MO
Sunday, September 4 - 9:00 Sunday School hour at Steadfast Bible Fellowship, Gretna, NE https://www.steadfastgretna.org
Sunday, September 11 - 10:00 service at First Christian Church, Lathrop, MO