Wednesday, November 25, 2015


"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."  Ephesians 2:10

This fall we celebrated 10 years serving with Reign Ministries! Your partnership over these past years has enabled us to make great progress in training and discipling students to impact the world for Christ! We are grateful for you! 

Our Calling
Sometimes we are asked, “Why do you do what you do?”  Below are quotes from some notes we have received over the years.  We share them with you because they are an encouragement to us as we continue to reach young people for his kingdom.

“Matt, No one would have been a better leader for this mission team than you. God hand-picked you to do this work for the kingdom.  I thank you for choosing to give up the comforts of home, in order to do this work year in and year out. You are a true disciple of Christ and the fruit is evident.”  – Student from a mission team

“Jenni, I support your ministry because of how God used you to deeply impact my life personally, years ago. Students under your leadership are being given a rare opportunity to grow deeply and genuinely in their personal relationship with Christ. And I want to support that.” – Ministry Partner

“Matt, you have been such a great blessing in coaching me since I joined Reign staff. I have been impressed by the humble way you approach life.  You have a way of easily connecting with others in a genuine way that makes people, and especially students feel valued and cared for.”  – Reign Ministries colleague
“Jenni, You have let yourselves be used by God to revive, nurture and materialize my dream that would otherwise have been shattered just like those of many other Africa's great leaders who never got to accomplish their God-given potential. Please continue impacting the lives of all those that He brings on to you, just like you have done with mine.”  – African colleague

Thank you for your partnership in reaching young people around the world for Christ!

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Matt hanging out with 
some middle school boys at the 
fall weekend Timber Bay Camp 
in northern Minnesota. Their 
moto is, “The camp that 
comes home with the kids.”
Hey Friends… For some time now God has been nudging my (Matt) heart to get involved in a local ministry mentoring at-risk youth. Why? While I still love leading Royal Servants mission trips abroad, I also have a missionary heart to reach struggling youth at home. So this fall I began volunteering a few hours a week with a local ministry called Timber Bay.

Who is Timber Bay? (Youth Investment Foundation)
Timber Bay combines community ministry with camping (Timber Bay Camp), to reach troubled youth and help them discover that Christ can bring emotional and spiritual health to their lives. As a mentor, I commit to building purposeful friendships with youth through active community outreach and weekend camps scheduled throughout the year.

Already I have experienced a deep compassion for these troubled youth who often have great potential but struggle with feelings of abandonment and hopelessness due to dysfunctional backgrounds. Though challenging, I’m excited to show the love of Christ to these hurting youth!

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to us in our ministry. We are blessed to serve Him with you!