Scotland Team Checks In!
Scotland Team Checks In!
Sharing another early morning departure picture of the team in Chicago and a “almost there” tweet.
— Kelsie Becker (@becker_kelsie) June 30, 2019
Costa Rica Team ready to go!
Training Camp began for Reign Ministries – Royal Servants Staff May 30th! If you haven’t been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you should! But just in case you missed it, here are the happenings this 2019 summer. Check it out!
“The SBS Boost Mission Trip has arrived in France. We are hanging out in a park enjoying a beautiful day!”
– Margaret Fischer
“The Stony Brook School France team has arrived in Toulouse. We had to hang out in a near by park before we could gain access to the apartment we are staying it, but it turned out to be welcome rest on a beautiful warm sunny day. Everyone is feeling the jet lag a bit, and the tiredness that comes with a long travel day, but the team is clearly exited to be here.
Our first prayer request is that we would get a good night’s rest and feel refreshed in the morning, ready to hit the ground running. Thanks to those who have prayed us this far.”
– Job Hammond
What are people saying about Kairos this semester? Check out these posts from social media!
My heart is full! Thank you Jesus for the sweet friends you’ve provided and how you are shaping and molding me more and more like you!
God has been showing me this past month that HE is my true source of joy. No worldly activity can bring me as much joy as being in fellowship with Him. Kairos has given me the space and time to connect with God and pursue Him fully.
“At the foot of the cross, the ground is level.” I heard this saying in class on Tuesday… this means a lot to me. God has the authority and power to use anyone He chooses. Ruth got a whole stinking book in the Bible, and she wasn’t even a Christian until God decided to use her, and He changed her heart. It’s incredible what can be accomplished when we say “yes” to God. There are parts of myself that make me feel “less than” and unlikely to be used by God, but it’s always the unlikely that He uses. The weaker I get, the stronger I become because of Christ. At the foot of the cross, the ground is level – I need to only say “yes” to Jesus when He calls my name.
It blows my mind how different each of us are, and how unique our stories have been, but God did a good thing bringing us together. We might not understand it, but you know, God knows … Thanks for making me laugh harder than I ever thought possible … Thanks for being such amazing friends.
What can I even say? Walking through life with these girls has taught me about the gift of openness and vulnerability. They are each unique and beautiful image bearers of Christ, and they carry with them their own personal stories of God’s goodness in their lives. I am blessed beyond measure by each of them and the life they bring to my life.
Every September there is anticipation in the air at the Reign Ministries Headquarters, as we prepare to launch our Royal Servants mission trips for the following summer. Locations have to be chosen, details have to be finalized (as much as we can), and the website needs to be updated. But now…it is ready for YOU!
We are excited to announce the following Royal Servants Mission Trips for summer 2019. With all these wonderful places, how can you choose just one?
China, Costa Rica, Ireland, Japan (brand new to Royal Servants), Macedonia – Greece, Morocco, Nehemiah (alumni only), Nepal, Scotland, Spain, Uganda, and Western Europe.
See a photo that stirs adventure in your heart? Can you guess which country it is? Click the image to see if you guessed correctly, and then don’t forget to register for a life changing summer!
Here is a glimpse of our morning as we wrap up an incredible summer in Uganda, Africa. We started the summer with worship and we will end with giving God the glory of what He has done in Uganda, in our team, and in our hearts!
Esther is a mother of four children (17, 15, 12, and 10 years old). The wrinkles that lined her face and the missing teeth in her smile, showed the stressful 30 years of her life. That’s right, do the math, her first child she had when she was only 13 years old. Widowed after her second child, she has had to fight with all she has to survive for her children alone. Going from job to job, streets to peoples homes, she and her family finally found a place to live in a 6’x 3′ “home” (more like a room) on the back of a 3 bedroom home. Her story brought not only her to tears but mine as well.
We praise the Lord that she has been born again. And her only prayer request was “a place for my children to live after I die.” Only making less than $2 USD a day carrying/selling water to her neighbors, she hopes one day she can afford to not only support her children’s school fees (none are able to attend because of the lack of finances) but also a home for them. She is also HIV positive. Her days are numbered, our days are numbered. It reminds me of the plenty we have and yet we are not satisfied in our culture. But with the little she has, she smiles at the mention of her children and prays for them, “to meet the Jesus [she has] met that continues to provide for her.”
Another day in this beautiful country, another powerful ministry opportunity!
We partnered with Watoto Church 360 this Friday the 13th! The name Watoto not only rolls off the tongue in a fun way (WA-toe-toe) it means “children” in Swahili, as in we are all children of God. Watoto 360 is a passionate division of the church, for gap year programs for college/young adults.
One of their responsibilities is helping to rehabilitate individuals in the slums by coming alongside them, meeting with them monthly, and helping brainstorm ideas to make those in the slums be self sustaining for their families and for their futures. Their motto, “a hand up, not a hand out.”
We first met the staff of Watoto 360 and were introduced to the program before breaking up into 8 different groups. Loading the buses and taxis took a bit of time but not long before heading out to these individuals living in the slums. We came bearing “glorious gifts” which was incredibly humbling because they were as simple as a bag rice, beans, sugar, and soap.
We turned corners, hopped over the small streams and piles of trash, to get to 8 women in different parts in the slums and befriend them. They shared their stories and their broken hearts, and then our hearts were broken as we prayed over them individually.
Our students got only a small taste of poverty that we pray will stay with them for a lifetime. For their hearts to break for what breaks the heart of God.
For the Uganda Family,