On Mission With the Keys

“Religion that God the Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after widows and orphans in their distress, and to remain uncorrupted by the world.”

James 1:27

We are the Key family – Shawn, Nat and Chris. After thirteen years of traveling to and serving in Bulgaria on short-term teams, in 2015 we knew God was telling us to quit our job, sell everything, and move to this beautiful yet broken country in Eastern Europe.

So now here we are, living in the capital city of Sofia. Learning to speak the language, live in a new culture, and become part of the community – all the while pointing the people we meet toward Jesus.

Our work here includes working with the homeless and outcasts, looking after orphans, helping adoptive families, student ministry, and running the BigHouse, our community center in the heart of the city.


(we can't do this without your help)

We are self-supported missionaries, which means we rely on people like you to help us out with either one-time or monthly tax-deductible donations. Every penny contributed helps us stay here and be the light.

Click here to visit our sending agency, BEAUTIFUL FEET. Once there, click on ‘Donate’ and then choose us (0334 – Shawn and Natalie Key) from the drop down under ‘Individual Support.’

For more about donating, click here.

Life in Bulgaria

Find out more about our life and ministry in Bulgaria, including homeless ministry, orphan and adoption care, the BigHouse, English club, Bible studies and more!

the BigHouse

the BigHouse is the name of our Foundation (Bulgarian non-profit) and also the name of our community center in the heart of Sofia.

Find out more about what we do at the BigHouse, how to come and help, or how you or your organization can ADOPT the BigHouse!

The Pictures

If you couldn’t tell already, we love sharing our story through images. While we can’t spend as much time as we like to doing this, God has allowed us to help provide for ourselves through this passion for visual storytelling. We periodically offer sets of note cards and Christmas cards, and most of our images make great prints, from small to poster-size. Click here to see more!