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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.
 


I have sure loved getting to know these people and Jesus more these past few weeks! God has been so faithful to me and has really reinforced that fact that my identity lies in Christ alone.
 
God has been moving so tangibly around me. Calling me to dance in the deep and step out in faith. Showing me that He cares too much about me to let me stay in the shallow end of His love. I constantly struggle with believing His plans for me are best. He constantly challenges me to trust in His perfect goodness. Which brings me to Psalm 34:4-5, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and rescued me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed.” In all my fears, I choose to believe He is there. I choose to believe His ways are higher than my ways. Even when my eyes can’t see, I will trust the voice that speaks.
 
Praise God for incredible new friends to love deeply and to laugh loudly with.
 
My smile keeps getting bigger every day. Thanks Jesus.
 

“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.
 


We are wrapping up week two of Kairos with a trip to the North Shore to teach on Spiritual Disciplines. Learning, growing, and laughing so much already, and we still have 7 ½ months left together!
 
And this is why I was brought across the country – to be enfolded in unfailing love and to be given unbridled joy. This is where I’m most myself. This is life with Jesus.
 
God has done this really cool thing where He’s allowing me to watch and learn from these girls this year as they pursue Him. Each of them wears vulnerability, grace, compassion, and love with immense strength – even as some struggle with anxiety and hard decisions. They rock. I’m so grateful I get to be a part of this small group and learn more and more about Jesus through the ladies He surrounds me with. Gosh, this life is the good life.
 
Life has changed so drastically, and I couldn’t be more joyful about where God’s taken me … Lives are changing, the kingdom is growing, and God is showing up. What a beautiful way to spend my life.


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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!


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Uganda Video

by Grace Horst

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!

Uganda Worship Video


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Uganda Update

by Grace Horst

Esther

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,
Grace

More Videos!!!
Katie
Nick


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The Royals.
It seems to have been God ordained and not a coincidence that we partner with this ministry! The Royals. Royal Servants. Get it?!

This is a powerful ministry and such a change of pace than our work with schools and with orphanages. Their passion is dancing and preaching the Gospel! They strategically put on performances throughout the town and surrounding villages to draw a crowd, once the crowd is drawn they begin to minister and preach the Good News right there in the middle!

Our students were able to step in quickly and begin to be refreshed by our passionate ministry partners, because this is ALSO what we love to do! Laughter filled the studio as we began introductions and even our showcases! We preformed each others dances routines, learning a group dance with both teams together, and ending with prayer and worship before hitting the streets declaring the name of the Lord with some thumping bass beats!

It was a refreshing time building relationships with our ministry partners and speaking to many about the saving grace we are so passionate about!

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Ethan
Daijah


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Uganda Update

by Grace Horst

Bright and early Sunday we woke up our students to greet the sunrise before loading the bus and heading to an all girls school/Chapel (Jr. high-high school aged), Mpoma. However, our team only got a small taste of an Ugandan church setting, because it was our students who put on this service!

You’d be so proud of the boldness of your students. They not only rocked their skills group performances, but shared their stories of how God intervened in their lives! Their compassion and their sensitivity to the Spirit led almost 50 out of 200 people to Christ.

But it didn’t stop there! After the service they prayed over many individuals who asked for the Lord in their heart. Tears were welled in all of our eyes as we saw the fruit of the Lord and their boldness be a tool in impacting Uganda for Christ.

After lunch we then spent the last few hours with our Off-tu partners (for the last week of ministry) at their orphanage just loving on the children. They have been teaching us the importance of love and to love deeply. And we are greatly honored to have been working alongside such wonderful, passionate workers for Christ.


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During the two days of ministry, the Uganda team has been able to share the Gospel with more than 1000 students. Using the tools they learned at Training Camp and the “lifestyle” talks they prepared ahead beforehand, they have truly impacted Ugandan hearts. We are so proud that after long travel days and a little settling in, they went out into ministry with bold enthusiasm.

Thank you for your prayers for our safe travels! We will be uploading more images, videos, and giving you a detailed status update when we have better internet access.

Blessings!
The Uganda Family


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The Nehemiah & Timothy teams have arrived! #rsnehemiah2018

Posted by Reign Ministries on Thursday, June 14, 2018


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We hope that all are enjoying the beginning of 2018! We here at Royal Servants always look forward to the new year, as it means that the summer will be coming soon. Funny to say months out, indeed, but the summer always arrives quicker than we anticipate.
 
On top of that, we have a lot going on right now as our annual Pacific Northwest Speaking Blitz is now under way and our East Coast Speaking Blitz is coming later this month. Click here to check out all the deets: https://reignministries.org/speaking-in-your-area/
 
As for 2017, we can’t help but reflect back with gratitude for such a great year. Here were some of the highlights!
 
Last Spring we led a trip in conjunction with The Stony Brook School in New York to Albania led by our very own Job Hammond.
 


 

In the summer, too many highlights to list here from our 10 mission trips! But go ahead and watch this
from Training Camp:

 

 
In the fall, we held our annual staff conference in Minneapolis where we debriefed our summer trips and dreamt about next year. Oh yeah, and this happened:
 

 
Also in the fall and thanks to the generosity of many, we more than exceeded our goal for our Training Camp Phase-2 giving campaign.
 

 
…and you must see this one of Tom’s happy dance.
 

 
…last but not least, we have an exciting set of new mission trips for this summer.
www.royalservants.org
 
Here is to an amazing 2018, so thankful for all of you,
 
 
Royal Servants Staff


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