Monthly Archives: June 2014

Shoes With Soul

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10363326_10152486100917254_7576238371700050764_nOur team is so amazing! Collectively, we brought over 35 pair of sneakers to be given to Celebration Ministries’ Ivondale Orphanage. Sneakers are a highly coveted shoe here, so we were happy to bring many.

Our mission trip was incredible! We are traveling back to the states today, which will take us approximately 40 hours. Please keep us in your prayers for safe and healthy travel. It has been an amazing, beautiful week! None of us leave the same as when we first arrived; we have all been beautifully blessed.





Angel Emma: Emma’s Miles for Smiles

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Emma's Miles for SmilesEmma is only six years old yet she has a servant heart that is quite extraordinary. Emma was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. To raise awareness during July, Cleft Awareness Month, this sweet angel wants to bring two communities together for Emma’s Miles For Smiles, a family seven-mile run/walk from Andale to Colwich, Kansas on Saturday, July 19th.

Emma’s goals are to raise awareness and make a difference in helping others have a beautiful smile. All proceeds will be donated to the LEAP Foundation.

We are truly amazed by Emma’s generous spirit!


Madden: LEAP Fore Kids Jr. Golf Tournament

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10-year-old Madden and his fantastic family have all been working hard to prepare for the very first LEAP FORE KIDS Jr. Charity Golf Tournament at Brookhaven Country Club on Sunday, July 27th! There will be awesome raffles, player goody bags, a pool party, trophies, contests, T-shirts, meet and greet with pro golfers and food! Plus the boy AND girl golfer with the highest donation wins a PRIVATE ROUND with a PGA/LPGA professional!!!

In addition to the golf tournament and being an all around great youth, Madden is a dedicated student, and his favorite subject is Math. He loves baseball and is a huge Yankees fan. He likes to hang out with his friends, play video games, play basketball, swim, and just be a most awesome young man. Madden just finished fourth place in the US Kids Dallas Tour spring season. Madden’s goal is to play in the US Kids World Championship in Pinehurst, NC. Go Madden!

If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer at this event, please contact Adella Winder at (972) 566-6550 or Be sure to register your junior golfers at


2014 LEAP Around the World Gala

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screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-3-29-32-pmMany planning meetings have already been held, and committees are underway to ensure a wonderful annual event, LEAP Around The World, on the evening of Thursday, October 2, 2014, held at 3015 at Trinity Groves. There will be a VIP pre-event gathering, wonderful food prepared by celebrity chef Sharon van Meter, and an auction. It will be a lively, dynamic event as this venue is already home to many memorable events located at the base of Dallas’ newest landmark, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which offers a stunning view of the skyline. So mark your calendars!

If you would like to donate, sponsor, or otherwise be involved with this awesome event, please contact Adella Winder at or call (972) 566-6550. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sewing With Soul

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photo-9Victory Life Church in Atoka, Oklahoma, is home church to LEAP volunteer Janet Ortega. Janet and her daughter, Jessica, traveled with our medical team to Haiti last fall for the first time. This experience forever changed Janet, and since then, she has become an extraordinary ambassador for LEAP, getting involved in a multitude of ways within our organization. One such way, Janet has wanted to help the Haitian children in the local orphanages, so aside from collecting food, diapers, formula, and other such items, Janet shared her story with her church family to see if they could help.Answering Janet’s prayer, a lovely woman named Patricia, who has a huge heart for both mission work and helping children, said, “Let’s get together a sewing team to make clothing items for the orphans!” This was how it all started in Atoka! Now, there are six loving sewing souls who meet at Harmony Baptist Church under the direction of Patricia who regularly get together and sew until their hearts are full. These ladies feel renewed and blessed; some of them had even lost their sense of purpose until they dusted off their sewing machines. Patricia and her sewing squad have already sewn enough clothes for Haitian babies to fill two trunks. Now, they are sewing patient medicine bags and other items for LEAP to take on mission trips. God’s grace is amazing!