His parents, were long time family friends of House of Prayer Mission Director, Greg Hughes, who knew him when he was young.
His parents, were long time family friends of House of Prayer Mission Director, Greg Hughes, who knew him when he was young. But today, as he wraps up his college career for the Colorado Buffaloes, he is an NFL pro prospect and the guest speaker of the 6th Annual “Show God’s Love,” banquet. Alex Kelley, a 6’ 2” and 315 pound Center, still claims to get his strength from his faith and shared that message at the banquet. He spoke about growing up in Spain, as an ‘MK’. “For those of you who don’t know what MK means, it mean’s we’re one of the more challenged Christians out there, it stands for “Missionary Kid.” Kelley continued on to speak about his experience as a’missionary kids’, how he perceived the work that his parents did and how the lessons that his parents taught along with his faith, would inspire him and give him the confidence to dream big. “They showed me what faith looks like when life is hard.” Kelley went on to talk about how he followed in his father’s foot steps to play for the Colorado Buffaloes. He described how the faith and hard work he learned from his parents, guided him through a 9-27 record over the first three years of his college football experience. “It’s hard getting told every day by your class mates and friends that we were no good.” His story was a football story, but his message was about his faith leading him to success and opportunity. Kelley explained how the same group of players that suffered that 9-27 record, as seniors, posted a 10-4 record in 2016, and won the conference. He described how his faith gave him confidence, showed him humility, led him to succeed and now he has an opportunity to live a childhood dream and play professional football. “But no matter what,” says Kelley, “your going to continue to trust god and serve him, whether it's the NFL or being teacher.”