Bob and Barbara Kelly have been married for 35 years and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. They served as missionaries in Central America, primarily Nicaragua, during the 1990’s working with orphanages, schools, Bible Institutes, and churches. From 1997 to 2010 they have pastored the Spanish speaking congregation of Grace Outreach Center in Plano, TX.
In May, 2010, they returned to Nicaragua to work in the rural community of Nueva Guinea (5-6 hours from Managua), helping to develop a Christian school and a medical clinic. The vision is to not only give the children a quality education, but to also do several things: 1) Teach them a Christian worldview 2) Have quality science programs 3) See them fully bilingual when they finish high school and 4) Develop a quality music program.
There is in place an excellent team to work with – In Managua, a Nicaraguan foundation “Fundación Nicaragüense para el Auxilio y Desarrollo (FUNAD)” which has been working with the poor of Nicaragua since the early 90s, and in Nueva Guinea, Rodíver & Victoria Amador have spent the last 15 years ministering to children, including more than 50 children that have passed through their mini orphanage.
Read more about The Kelly’s work on their Blog page and Website.
The Kellys are now receiving donations through their organization “NACE” (email contact naceemail ).
Zoya Ministries will continue to handle donations for them for the next several months.