Author: Kelly Fellows

  • Why Family -‘Ohana?

    ‘Ohana…I love this word. On a visit to the Island of Oahu, I came to understand what this word means as I interacted with the wonderful folks at New Hope Christian Fellowship. ‘Ohana is the Hawaiian term for family. It’s phrasing signifies inclusion, relationship, and commitment. The phrase was made popular in the Disney animated…

  • #campmatters

    I have been part of kids & youth camps for almost 30 years. I have found that there is simply no environment quite like camp. Regardless of the season in which the camp program takes place, camp is a catalytic environment for true-life transformation. It provides a setting where students disengage with the distractions of…

  • Who is Kelly?

    RAISED UP FROM THE RUBBLE My mom died 1 month after my 16th birthday. Needless to say, I was devastated. My privileged life seemed to come crashing down around me suddenly like the World Trade Center on 9/11. I wandered aimlessly the year after she died. I was looking for something to take away the…