Hello! My name is Kelsi. I come from a relatively small family consisting of one amazing older sister and one incredible younger brother and the two most fantastic parents on the planet. We live in the small town of Elk City, Oklahoma. Things are simple here in Small Town USA and we live a very calm and blessed life. But in just a few short months, I will be leaving my beautiful family for a 14 month mission with the poor and suffering people of India.
While we always had a Catholic background, my family and I were cold in our faith for many years. In 2010, my father, my siblings, and I were all confirmed as members of the Roman Catholic Church. Our faith has grown and warmed greatly over the last few years and our lives have completely changed. I especially began to feel the fire of a heavenly call.
After graduating from high school in 2010, I chose not to go to college. It just didn’t feel right. In fact, nothing felt right. They say this is normal for young people just out of school but I knew this was different. I slowly began to realize that God was calling me to something bigger. Something for His greater glory. Eventually I stumbled upon Heart’s Home and fell in love with the simple mission of love and compassion. I knew that, more than anything, I wanted to give a portion of my life to this cause. I knew that I wanted to sacrifice all of my American comforts and suffer with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
So far, my life has been blessedly uneventful. While I am grateful for this in many ways, I am ready for an adventure! I could not be more pleased with the path that God has laid in front of me. I hope that while in India I may touch and even possibly transform the lives of those that I encounter but I know, without a shadow of doubt, that it is they who will transform me.