About Jason and Kerri Kealey
We are serving at a children’s home, where the mission is to rescue and care for children who have been sold, or are orphaned and at risk of being sold into human trafficking. An estimated 13 million children are enslaved around the world today, accounting for nearly half of trafficking victims in the world.
The average life expectancy of children who enter the sex trade is seven years. This means, on average, a child forced into prostitution at age 12 will be dead by 19.
Less than 2% of victims are ever rescued.
Jason~ I am the Facilities Manager, providing hands-on leadership and training to the Thai staff for the maintenance and upkeep of all facilities and equipment, as well as overseeing new construction projects. You can also find me teaching at the Ministry School and spending time encouraging both the male Thai staff and the youth boys.
Kerri~ My main roles here are first as a wife and a mom to our 4 kids, which can be a full time job in itself. At the Children’s home, I enjoy helping the Children’s Ministry team prepare their lessons and crafts, and also helping with the short term missions’ teams that come. I also really enjoy spending time with the teen girls, encouraging them and helping them recognize the beautiful women God created them to be.
We have both felt a calling to be missionaries since we were young and have always had a heart for helping others get to know God and experience his unending love for them. It is our desire that all people would experience a life changing connection with Jesus Christ.
Kerri first came to Thailand on a short term trip in 2011. When I returned from my trip, Jason and I began praying together about the possibility of a move to become full time missionaries. When we really learned about the atrocities of human trafficking, and the horror that these kids were living in, we knew we had to do something.
In January 2014, after living in an RV for 10 months and travelling the East Coast, we arrived in Thailand with our 4 children, Faith, Rylan, Addison and Eaden.
Jason~ I attended a 2 year Bible College and also have an AA in Business Administration. I have held a plethora of jobs including successfully managing and operating different personal business’ , office manager /accountant for the Australian Consulate in Honolulu, Hawaii, project manager on various renovation projects and working for a local credit union. I have also been involved in the ministry for many years, serving as a youth leader and lead audio visual technician at church.
Kerri~ I proudly served in the US Navy for 12 years (2000-2012) as an Electronic Technician. In 2013, I received my BS in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University and am currently pursuing my Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty as well. I love spending time with my family and taking our kids on different adventures, and experiencing the beautiful culture of the Thai people. I have served in Children’s ministry since I was a young teenager and love to see how excited kids get about Jesus.Visit Partner Website