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Klotz

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SERINA KLOTZ

Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Time of service: Since 2015 

Agency: South American Mission (SAM)

How has God brought you to where you are today?

I left for my first missions trip at 14 and little did I know that God would plant a passion in my heart for sharing the Gospel with children throughout the world. After several short term trips in high school, He led me to Moody Bible Institute to study Intercultural and Children's Ministry. My studies there gave me a solid foundation for the how-to of future ministry. However, it was Calvary that gave me the foundation of a missions minded, supportive, and loving family that would continue to bless and grow me even from the field. I interned in Colombia during my time as a college student and felt called to return and help run children's ministries within local churches. After serving in Colombia for two years, the Lord led me to South America Mission and to the opportunity to lead a children's ministry team to build up children's ministry programs in and around Santa Cruz. My greatest joy in ministry has been seeing children learn what it means to follow Jesus and watch them share the Gospel with those around them.

What is God doing in your immediate context?

Through Gozo children's ministry training, God is equipping and encouraging church leaders, volunteers, and teachers as they reach the kids in their communities with the gospel. Through workshops and mentoring Gozo is able to help meet needs for local churches and partner with them in special events. The ultimate goal is for churches to be able to foster a culture of training their own volunteers for their kids ministry so that they can have Bible based, Gospel centered, and age appropriate teaching for their kids. We are excited to see God reach this next generation with the love of Christ and grow His church in Bolivia.

How does your partnership with Calvary help you be more effective in your work?

Calvary has been my greatest supporter both spiritually and financially. Especially during my support raising process, Calvary members and staff went out of their way to show their love and encouragement for me and my ministry. From the field, I continue to follow the sermons from Calvary online which not only strengthens my faith but helps me feel like I'm still part of the family. In the midst of transitions, Calvary has supported, encouraged, and prayed with me as I sought the Lord's will and they have been the first ones to rejoice with me as I follow Him. I am so blessed to be part of a church that loves their missionaries so much it takes the time to know us and connect us to their other missionaries as well as the rest of the congregation!

How can people stay connected with you and your ministry, e.g. email newsletter, blog, social media?

The best way to reach me is by email: I send out monthly e-newsletters as well as quarterly snail mail letters. You can sign up for either mailing list by emailing me.

You can also access my email archive here.

If you want to follow my life and ministry in real time, ask to join my Facebook group Serving Christ Together in Bolivia. I share prayer requests, ministry updates, and special videos as well as link my e-newsletters right to your Facebook feed. Click here.

If you would like more information about my story you can see my bio page on Camino Global's website http://southamericamission.org/about/our-team/klotz-serina/