Saturday, May 1, 2010
A Call to Missions
We have two passions that drive us in our CALL to MISSIONS;
1. The Great Commandment: Teach students to love God with ALL their heart, soul, mind and strength. – Mark 12:30
2. The Great Commission: Go and make disciples of ALL nations… teaching ALL Jesus commanded. – Matthew 28:19
It is one of our greatest joys to see students we work with during the summer whole-heartedly embrace these two passions in a call to missions. In 2008 Stephanie served with us for a summer in Northern Ireland and England. We have kept in touch with Stephanie and followed her journey with God over the last couple years. I asked Stephanie to share how Royal Servants was instrumental in her call to missions:
"When I signed up to go to Ireland in 2008 with Royal Servants, I could not have imagined the impact the experience would have on me and my future. That summer I was changed and challenged in remarkable ways. I knew that I would never be the same.
My second summer with Royal Servants I served in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Not only did I continue to grow spiritually, but I further discovered and developed my passions in missions. My time with Royal Servants taught me how to share my faith with people who are lost, give myself, and serve in a way that no other experience could have.
As I move forward, I plan to follow the Lord wholeheartedly into the mission field. This summer, I'm moving to rural Tanzania in eastern Africa to teach primary school at a Christian development center and medical clinic for one full year. My long-term plan is to attend nursing school when I return to the United States next year and then pursue medical missions.
I am so blessed to have been able to serve overseas for two summers with Royal Servants. The organization, passion, and growth associated with Royal Servants provided preparation for me and gave me indispensable experience in the mission field. It confirmed in me the calling the Lord has placed on my life and impacted my heart for reaching the world."
Hearing Stephanie’s story is just one of many stories that keep us going year after year. This summer will be Matt’s fifth year leading Royal Servants mission teams and we are excited to continue serving.
Please be in prayer for the significant work that is ahead this summer in Sierra Leone. Pray also for the Lord to be working on the hearts of our students as they experience first-hand their call to missions!
Called to Serve,
Matt & Jenni
P.S. To read Stephanie’s full story, please visit the Reign Ministries website at: www.reignministries.org/stephanie-lyon