Saturday, February 1, 2014


Elizabeth has served on three
Royal Servants Mission trips,
including this past summer.
Elizabeth has served on three Royal Servants Mission Trips. This includes last summer where she served as our family nanny in Scotland. Recently she shared with the Reign Ministries staff how her Royal Servants Mission Trips have impacted her life. Here is what she had to say;

Hello Reign Staff!
Thank you so much for your work with Royal Servants and all of the other ways you minister throughout the rest of the year! I am a Royal Servant alumni, and to this day I still use lessons I learned from my summers with Royal Servants.

My first trip was to Ireland in ’08 and it was led by Matt Halseth. From the first day at Training Camp until I came home, I learned who I am in Christ and that He has equipped me to do His will.

The next summer I was invited to go on the Nehemiah team (Alumni Leadership Team) led by Louie Inks. Thank you Louie for your incredible leadership! That summer, I learned the meaning of worship, leadership, and servant-hood. I learned more about the Bible than I ever had. Even after those two summers there have been multiple times that I've been able to use the lessons that I have learned on my summers as a student. 

Since my Royal Servants Trips, Galatians 2:20 has now become my life verse:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”   —Gal. 2:20

So again, thank you for teaching and training youth and young adults to be true servants of Christ!! -Elizabeth

We feel privileged to be part of the lives of students like Elizabeth. Through stories like these we are again reminded of the importance of this work. Thank you for the part you have to make it happen! We pray for God’s richest blessings for you!


Last month Jenni and I organized a winter retreat for the 3rd-6th graders in our local church—Northbrook Fellowship.  We feel it is crucial for even younger children to have times away with their peers. This helps establish deeper Christian friendships, as well as being challenged to live their lives for Christ. The 25 participants all had an amazing time and came away challenged by the retreat theme of “Gratitude.” The only complaint was that the retreat was too short as everyone had MEGA-FUN!!


Matt has completed the new 2014 Royal Servants brochure. The brochure will go out to thousands of students across our nation as our staff are actively out recruiting students for next summers mission trips. If you know a teenager or college student who is interested in a mission trip this summer, please direct them to us if they have questions!
We are seeking students to join our 2014 mission teams by sharing in churches and through our website. Please pray for Matt as he is speaking in churches and recruiting students these months.
We were blessed by those who contributed towards our 2013 year-end short-fall in medical and office expenses. God provided for many of our year-end needs. Thank you for your generosity!