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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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We just arrived in Chicago, trekked our way through customs and went to meet our families or catch a connecting flight. The three words that come to mind are bittersweet, surreal, and quiet. It’s bittersweet because we are all so excited to get home and see our families and friends. It’s surreal because it’s hard to believe that we at this point after an amazing summer of ministry in Northern Ireland. Lastly it is just a bit quiet. As we stand here with the team gone in the midst of crowds in the airport and announcements over the speakers it’s amazing how quiet it can be. When you live in community with 26 people for 5-6 weeks and all of the sudden they are all gone, it’s just a bit to quiet. As we know though, the summer mission trip must come to an end. Yes it was wonderful and a great experience but we are now headed home.

That’s the great thing about a Royal Servants summer though. The mission trip during the summer is just the beginning of a lifetime of ministry back home. Our goal is that students will will take the tools and things they learned this summer and apply them back home. We now are sending them out to their families, friends, coworkers, schools to reach the lost for Jesus. We are excited to hear what God does through students back home.

This first week home can be a challenge for students as they return home. They will be processing though many different emotions and feelings as the are now away from the team. As parents and families here is a lung to a short video that you can check out to help you child, family or friend as the make the transition home. https://www.facebook.com/ReignMinistries/videos/10160680822475434/

It was a pleasure to lead the Ireland team this summer. Thank you for the opportunity.
Scott Anderson


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Ireland Update

by Margaret Andrus

The moon was out, the night air was still crisp. It was Monday morning and the team was getting up early to head for London. The day started dark and early with a coach ride at 5:30am to get catch our ferry to Hollyhead Wales. After about a 2-hour ride on the ferry we grabbed some carts and trekked with 27 large blue bags to the train station. Then it was on the train and off to London. When we arrived in London we were done. It was a long day of travel but we were ready to transition into our time of debriefing.

This week is focused on reviewing what God has taught us through the summer, how He worked, and they prepare for heading home. Students have had a great time reflecting on the summer. They have been setting goals to help them be successful. They have even been writing a letter to themselves that they will receive in a few months that will encourage them and challenge them. We have talked about some of the changes they will face when they return home. When they part from the team there will be a flood of different emotions. We discussed what those emotions might be and how to handle them in positive ways. Tomorrow is and exciting day as students will be reflecting on their summers and crafting individual reports and team reports that focus on four main areas. They are: Ministry, Spiritual Growth, Team Dynamics, and Culture and Heritage.

Sometimes we have to take breaks though. So this morning and afternoon we decided to hit the streets and the heat to check out some of the exciting things that London has to offer. Places like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abby, Big Ben, the Tower of London and Tower bridge and just a few of our highlights. We have had a blast, the summer has been great and we are ready to return home excited about this next chapter on ministry at home.


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Ireland Team

by Margaret Andrus

Team tour day in London!


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Ireland Update

by Margaret Andrus

“It’s hard to believe it’s basically over.”

That was a phrase used by one of our students tonight to describe his feeling of impending closure. In all honesty, it does feel that way. Today we packed up our belongings, cleaned our way out of Coleraine Methodist Church, and took a coach about four hours south to Dublin (with a brief pitstop in Belfast to visit our favorite author). With the exception of performing our skill groups in downtown Dublin tomorrow afternoon, our ministry in Ireland has concluded; but let it not be said that we didn’t go out with a BANG.

While our ministry in Derry / Londonderry was varied depending on the day, our ministry in Portrush this last week was consistent, with virtually the same schedule each day. We partnered with The Surf Project to facilitate a week-long holiday club (or VBS) for children aged 6-12. Our team could not have been more into it if they tried. Each day we arrived by train at roughly 12.03pm. Basic set-up each day was followed by lunch, squeezing into wetsuits, fellowship with The Surf Project team, and a bit of collective worship and prayer before welcoming the children at 1.45pm. Our team was divided into two groups: ‘in the water’ or ‘on land’. The Water Team assisted the Surf Instructors in building relationships with the kids and helping them catch waves in the surf. Simone Bergeron in particular connected with one young girl who seemed unwilling to have anyone else assist her on her board. They were a great pair.

The Land Team spent their time leading each particular group. Mariah Maddox and Reagan Vaughn led with the Dolphins (age 6-8) and Abby Schmidt worked with the Sharks (9-12). They spent all afternoon with the same children as they transitioned from surfing to crafts and story time to worship. The surf camp averaged about 50 kids each day and our team loved on them in a great way. One of the kids, Adam, even wrote a thank you card for everyone who had worked at the camp saying that this had been the best week of his life. How beautiful is that? To be able to serve God and share Christ through something as simple as leading a child out into the surf. What a joy and privilege.

Each day, as the camp wound down our team was out ferociously washing rash guards, wetsuits, and water boots. This was an arduous process and often led to damp clothes on previously dry bodies but our team sang and laughed in spite of a little water. About the time we had finished debriefing how the day had gone, we would leave the church at around 6.30 with enough slack time to catch our 7.03pm train back home.

It is difficult to think that, yes, our ministry in Ireland is basically over. We’ve left our second ministry location and by Monday night we will be in London. We may never return to Portrush or Ireland. Or pick up a surf board. We may not see those children again this side of Heaven, but as we so often remind our students (and they will hear it again throughout debriefing) this was always meant to be a summer of service for a lifetime of ministry. So actually…

…it’s basically just beginning.

For the Ireland Team,
Jack Becker

Ireland Video


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Ireland Update

by Margaret Andrus

Day 4 with the Surf Project Kids Club is in the books! The students are working hard and enjoying the time in the sun!


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Ireland Update

by Margaret Andrus

It’s a typical day in Northern Ireland. Currently I am sitting here watching the team as they serve with the Surf Project kids club. The air is crisp and cool on this cloudy afternoon. As I sit here watching our students serve I am reminded of the opportunities God has provided over the last 2 weeks. We have had a great and positive group when it comes to ministry. They are always ready, willing, and able to jump up and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Students have been able to go out and meet people on the streets with the goal of steering the conversation towards God. They have been able to share their stories with others about what God has done in their own lives. Students have been able to partner with a local ministry that reaches out to the local teens through free coffee and tea. We have also been able to serve and partner with three local churches and the ministry that they have been doing in the local communities. We have also had open doors through conversations with parents at the children’s playgrounds.

Another area of ministry that our team has been getting excited about is our street performances. When have been blessed with some good crowds, especially on the weekends. Students spread out into the crowds and spend a couple of minutes praying. They we shout for the Royal Servants and the come running in cheering to grab the attention of the crowd. Right away we jump into using our dance and dramas to capture attention and to open the door for spiritual conversations. As the Trip Leader, it has been a huge privilege to see our team jump into action and have some amazing conversations with people about their faith. They have been doing a great job and we continue to look with anticipation towards what God has in store for us. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

For the Ireland Family,
Scott Anderson

Street Ministry Video


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