From Darkness to Light – Keeler Update March 2024

Hi! Thank you first and foremost for taking the time to read all that the Lord has done in my life. My hope with every newsletter is to give God the glory and praise through these updates. So, without further ado….


Currently I serve in a couple different ministries at my church. During the week, I work at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace as part of the administrative team, where I regularly work on things such as our bulletins, graphics, our mobile app and more.  I have been blessed to work on our SGWM side with missionary interviews and see all the Lord is doing around the world! I have a deep burden for the youth around me so I serve as a leader in our youth ministry and am heavily involved in our young adults group as well. Lastly I serve in our worship ministry where I play guitar and sing. At CCSG I am in a Missions Training Program with the goal of doing cross-cultural missions and sharing with those who may not have heard the Good News of Jesus Christ! But now let’s take a look at how the Lord brought me here.

I grew up in a non-believing home where conflict was all too common. Slowly as I grew older, I started to form my own opinions on the world and what my purpose was. And, without Christ, there wasn’t much. So I filled those empty spots with a life of sin that slowly but surely brought me lower and lower until I was at rock bottom. I lost many friends and didn’t know what to do. But, as always, God comes through. I started dating a boy who attended CCSG and I started to come because I could spend time with him. But it didn’t take long for the Lord to expose the sin in my heart and show me how desperately I needed Him. 4 months later I finally accepted that I couldn’t save myself, but I needed a Savior. This is when I decided to trust Jesus, and follow His plan for my life. Now that we are all up to date… let’s take a look at the present!

My fellow Missions Training Students

As I mentioned before, I am a part of a Missions Training Program (MTS). Now, what is the Missions Training Program? It is a program offered by CCSG where I am being equipped in the Word of God and learning what it looks like to run a church for the case that I might be a part of a new or existing church plant somewhere around the world. Typically, to begin that school I would have needed to complete a summer at the Calvary School of Missions(CSOM). But the Lord really opened a door for me to start beforehand and not waste any time to start getting equipped with the knowledge of His Word and how to walk in that calling He has placed on my life. With that though, it means I still need to attend the Calvary School of Missions!


I will be a part of 2024’s CSOM this upcoming summer! The Calvary School of Missions is a 6-week program in Mexico where you simply seek the Lord, get educated on the unreached, and be submerged in a setting where there is more missions training than you might notice. So those will be my next steps in this exciting new focus of my life. For now I am focused on MTS until I get to CSOM, and then we will see how God directs.

I’m beyond grateful and excited to have you come alongside me in this fight. It’s not a physical fight, it’s a spiritual fight. And so I need prayer. We see in Ephesians 6 how much we need the armor of God. And not only that, but that WITH prayer.

18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

– Ephesians 6:18-20 NKJV

Please pray for me. Above anything else you think I may need, always begin and stay praying. I know these next steps are only possible with God and so I will be praying continually for His wisdom in every step I take. And I want to invite you to come alongside me in this work. We have an enemy. He is real. But, our God is greater. And life gets busy, but just as you have taken the time to read this newsletter, I ask you take time to pray for:

– Staying focused on the Missions Training Program.

– For the Lord to continue to break my heart for His people around the world.

– For the finances needed to attend the Calvary School of Missions.

– For the salvation of my family and that I may be a bold ambassador for Jesus.

Like I mentioned in my prayer requests, there are the financial needs too. If you feel led to financially support my CSOM tuition, the cost of the program is $2,700 and so any kind of contribution would be a huge blessing! You can find the financial support button at the bottom of this page.

I am so excited to see all the Lord is going to do! 

And again, thank you for all the love and support! Please let me know how I could be praying for you as well! 

With all joy,

     Serena Keeler