Monday, November 1, 2010
A NEW TRAINING CAMP FOR ROYAL SERVANTS
Developing a New Training Camp for Next Summer—2011
In October the Royal Servants mission trip leaders met to work and pray over the development of the new training camp land near Portage, WI.
This is a very exciting stage in the history of Reign Ministries. For the 28 years Reign Ministries has been leading Royal Servants mission trips, we have begun each summer by preparing our students at Training Camp.
Each year we have conducted our student missions Training Camp on rented grounds. But several years back, Reign Ministries started planning and looking ahead and decided to purchase our own property. Three years ago we found the right spot near Portage, Wisconsin. Now is the time to make the move. Next summer, God willing, we will be holding Training Camp on our own new ministry property.
Training Camp is not just a good idea; it is an integral part to our entire mission trip experience. Many of our alumni, often years later, report back to us that Training Camp changed the direction of their lives.
This fall our Royal Servants staff came together to work for a week on the existing storage barn. We leveled out the main floor, built new stairs, poured concrete in the basement and added tons of new storage shelves throughout the barn. It was an awesome week of working hard and dreaming about the potential of the new training camp for the sake of spreading the gospel around the world!
No doubt it will take years to completely develop the land. But our prayer is that in the first year we would be able to have the main infrastructure completed. In order for that to happen, a lot of details and work must come together. Please pray!
We are all very excited to see what the Lord will accomplish in the lives of students and the impact that will be made on the mission field because of this new land!
Before full-time ministry, Matt worked in the Building industry. He was able to use some of these skills in practical ways, like building the new stair case in the existing storage barn.