Royal Servants summer mission trips are for teens and college students who have a desire to impact the world and experience more. Our trips are focused on discipleship and missions, 5 to 8 weeks long, and travel to locations all over the globe. We’ve had over 9,000 students travel with us to 62 different nations around the world! We believe in students and want to see God use them in powerful ways. Join us this summer!
On May 6th, Reign Ministries Vice President Tom Ives and Nepal Trip Leader Job Hammond flew to Nepal where they met with ministry partners, assessed the situation, and inquired how we as a ministry could come alongside the local community and help where needed. After just 6 days, it was obvious that not only was taking a team to Nepal feasible, but it’s needed now more than ever!
China is one of the few countries that is both simultaneously developed and developing. In one morning, you’ll be in an ultra-modern city like Beijing or Shanghai, and later in the afternoon, be on a train watching farmers tending their rice paddies by hand or with a water buffalo. And while it is still a communist country that is unsympathetic to Christianity, there are still many ways to legally bring the Good News to this growing economic giant. We know it sounds rough, but part of your ministry will be hanging out with Chinese students, eating the best food you’ve ever tasted, and taking it deeper to satisfy their curiosity about Jesus.
As a part of Central America, the beautiful mountain towns of Costa Rica are home to some of the happiest and friendliest people on earth. This summer, you will partner with Pastor Alfonso and his youth group in the coffee village of Cachi as you travel to surrounding towns and build relationships. On any given afternoon you may find yourself in a “Tico’s” (Costa Rican nationals) kitchen drinking amazing coffee or serving the owners of a local bakery (and of course, eating their treats!). Futból (American soccer) is a fantastic way to get to know the Ticos, as they live and breathe the sport. On this trip, every day is something entirely new!
In Ireland you will have the opportunity to work in locations all across the Emerald Isle. Your role is crucial… reach out to the Irish youth, a generation worn down by years of conflict. They are skeptical of anything that smacks of religion and we want them to understand and experience a genuine, loving relationship with Christ. Your team will minister on the streets, city malls, and even the beaches! You’ll also carry the ministry to the parks, where you’ll use soccer, football, and even Frisbee games as a way of entering into their world. And hey, ever thought about hitting the surf? Our Irish contacts want the team to facilitate a surf camp on the Isle’s southern coast!
I don’t know about you, but when I think about Kenya, I get visions of elephants, giraffes, and lions wandering over the vast Serengeti Plain, with spear-carrying Maasai warriors in hot pursuit! OK, maybe I have a crazy imagination, but I’m not far off! If you join the Kenya Trip, you’ll be working in schools within some of Nairobi’s vast slums that ring the city. You’ll be partnering with Kenyan believers in reaching out to disadvantaged students, developing relationships, and having deep conversations about Christ. And who knows… once you head out to the bush, you just might get to hang out with some Maasai and see a wild animal or two!
Located in South Asia, Nepal is a wild place to say the least. Its landscape is rugged and untamed, its politics are complicated and often corrupt, its cities are crowded, its villages are remote, and its people are warm and vibrant. Hinduism and Buddhism are the dominant religions and the Nepali people are hungry for something more. Armed with the Gospel and a great pair of shoes, prepare to travel to schools, isolated churches, city slums, orphanages, leper colonies, and Tibetan refugee camps. Hike among mountains, through rice paddies, and along rushing rivers to remote villages where many have never heard the name of Jesus. Build friendships with the Nepali people that will last long after the trip has ended, and see God use you to change their lives, even as they change yours.
In Glasgow, the action isn’t in the nice leafy suburbs! On the Scotland Trip you’ll be working in the gritty neighborhood of Govanhill, located on the south side of Glasgow’s city centre. You’ll travel by ferry to the seaside Scottish town of Dunoon, situated on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula. In Dunoon, you’ll be partnering with Dunoon Baptist Church for a week of exciting ministry reaching out to the local teens in town. Did we mention the Scottish Highlands yet? You’ll have a chance to tour and hike in the mountains that surround Loch Lomond, which are simply breathtaking! Castles, kilts, and the wild beauty of the mountains… Scotland IS adventure.
Do you consider yourself a nomad who loves to discover? On the Western Europe Trip, you will engage in ministry across some of Europe’s largest and most unique cities. With your gear, tents, and team, you will trek across the European continent. Daily you will travel by coach bus, camp in diverse and dynamic locales, and discover the beauty of European culture. Experience the adventure of this lifestyle while making a difference in the lives of people you encounter, and do it in nine different countries across this incredible continent. Many people dream of backpacking through Europe, but few have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of its people. Are you up to the challenge?
In Costa Rica, the center of every town is a soccer field, and there are always people nearby ready to kick a ball around. The people are highly competitive, talented players, yet they love getting to know Americans. So soccer is the perfect way to connect! Full-field games by day and highly competitive, fast, indoor games by night offer many opportunities to experience life the way the locals live it. What a great opportunity to play the sport you love and learn how to use it as a ministry tool while in the mountains of Costa Rica!
Located in northwestern Africa, Burkina Faso is a country of great beauty and culture. On this trip, you will be used to minister to hundreds of people in and around the capital city of Ouagadougou… a pretty impressive name for a capital! You’ll be working in the heart of the city, as well as trekking out to the villages. You’ll want to brush up on your French, as it is the major language of Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is not for the faint of heart. It rips on your emotions. There are few places where God will use you in such an amazing, relevant, distinct, intimate, and powerful way!