Secretary of Directors of Vision for Children
Kelley Galatoire is the Secretary of Directors of Vision for Children, USA. She has four beautiful children. She has been involved in the ministry since 2011. She has come to serve at Casa Esperanza with the students of Ford Bend Christian Academy and we are blessed to have them. We were honored to interview her and hear her fervent passion for the ministry and deep insights. Here is some of the great talk we had:
- Tell us a little about you and how God called you to ministry in Chile?
My family moved here in 2011. My husband came here for work, but we knew that God had a greater purpose than his work that was bringing us to Chile. And within the second week of coming here, we were connected to a missionary family that had been here for 25 years. They were friends with Tom Orme, the founder of the ministry.
I was praying to God about my purpose being here, and God revealed to me by knowing about the House of Hope. I began volunteering and supporting the ministry in public relations, fundraising, and connecting the ex-patriarchs with the ministry through the program called Family Volunteer Days, which unified families every month and making a difference in La Pintana community.
- How has your experience been being part of this ministry?
I have witnessed more miracles in this two and a half years that I was in ministry with my feet on the ground than I have in my entire lifetime. That kept my passion through this ministry, and that’s why I’m still involved today. It’s one of those things when you see God doing things and moving, it’s like a fire, and you’re incredibly overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit. It is my prayer to replicate this ministry in other parts of the world.
- What means for you to serve at Casa Esperanza?
It’s like baptism, you die yourself, you put yourself last, and you serve wholeheartedly.
- What have been your highlights through your trips?
It’s like a Cinderella story. This girl came from the orphanage and she was rebellious, but then she had a change and now she’s married, living in the United States, and she’s serving the Lord. The second thing would be seeing the transformation of the students’ faith and getting them out of their comfort zone. It’s so beautiful to witness. The third thing would be witnessing the special connection between the students and the orphan kids. God places you and connects you. Some of the kids couldn’t even connect, but it didn’t matter. God gives us ways to communicate without words.