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THIS TRIP IS BY INVITATION FOR ALUMNI ONLY. What does it mean to be a leader? What does it mean to be a leader in God’s Kingdom? How has God shaped and gifted you? We believe true leadership isn’t defined by or limited to a certain spiritual gift, type of personality (outgoing, up-front), gift-set (organized and detailed), or perceived spirituality. We believe people demonstrate leadership when they use the gifts they are given to influence others to become more deeply connected to God and more fully the person God created them to be. On Nehemiah, you will have numerous hands-on opportunities to see your unique gifts in action whether you’re an up-front person or feel more comfortable using your gifts to make a difference behind the scenes.

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Nehemiah

dates

Students:
June 14 - August 6
Staff:

required Support

Students
Base cost
(airfare & Ground)
spending Money
TOTAL:
$
$
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6495
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6980
Staff:
Base cost
(airfare & Ground)
spending Money
TOTAL:
$
$
$
6495
485
6980
register now

What does it mean to be a leader? What does it mean to be a leader in God’s Kingdom? How has God shaped and gifted you? What is He calling you to? These are all great questions that every Christ follower asks at some point. The pursuit of the answers to these questions is why the Nehemiah trip exists.

Nehemiah

dates

Students:
June 14 - August 6
Staff:

required Support

Students
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Staff:
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What does it mean to be a leader? What does it mean to be a leader in God’s Kingdom? How has God shaped and gifted you? What is He calling you to? These are all great questions that every Christ follower asks at some point. The pursuit of the answers to these questions is why the Nehemiah trip exists.

Nehemiah

outreach

outreach

On the Nehemiah Mission trip, we want to approach ministry through one lens—relationship. It permeates everything we do. 

In Turkey, you and the other Nehemiahs will engage in relational ministry while in Istanbul. Statistics vary regarding the percentage of the population that is Muslim … sites say 90%, 94.6%, and even 99%! Suffice it to say that Islam is the prevailing religion, and the team will adjust its outreach approach appropriately.

Our second ministry location will be Moldova, which is a small Eastern European country tucked between Romania and Ukraine. In Moldova, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the prevailing spiritual authority. To most Moldovans, their faith is cultural. Few attend church, and fewer still have any true Biblical understanding.

While there, we’ll be based in the tiny village of Bravicea, partnering with Pastor Sergiu. He’ll keep Nehemiah busy working in the surrounding villages and ministering to children, teens, the elderly, and Roma Gypsies. Many of the people in the villages are poor and lack resources, so you might find yourself chopping firewood for an elderly widow, distributing food, praying for someone who is disabled and bedridden, or simply standing at someone’s door and singing worship songs to bring a blessing! Nehemiah will also be involved in two week-long VBS programs.

safety

safety

If you’re considering Nehemiah, you’ve been with us before and know that Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. The Nehemiah team is no exception.

If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

adventure

adventure

When was the last time you strolled down the ancient streets of Ephesus? Or have gotten hopelessly lost inside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar? And where else can you explore the hill where the greatest sermon of all time (the Sermon on the Mount) was spoken? Or stand under a waterfall in a bonafide desert oasis (which also happens to be where David hid from Saul) and then go floating in the saltiest water in the world, a.k.a. the Dead Sea, in a single day?

And those examples barely touch the experience you’ll have with the Nehemiah team. Few places on Earth are as fun to explore as Turkey and Israel … some would say they’re epic!

experience culture

experience culture

The Nehemiah team will be traveling to three countries. We’ll begin in Turkey, fly to Moldova, and then finish the trip and do our debriefing in Israel.

Most people who travel to Turkey and Israel are tourists. You’ll be going as a traveler! That means eating at small, local food stands and restaurants, staying in simple hotels in areas where the locals live, and traveling by taxis, trains, and city buses. You will have a chance to observe and experience the unbridled joy of Shabbat as the Jewish people worship at the Western Wall and listen to the Muslim call to prayer reverberate through Istanbul’s alleyways.

In Moldova, we’ll make the village of Bravicea (population 2000) our home base. Village life is a cross-cultural experience in a whole new way. In 2021, Sergiu apologized for the warm milk during dinner the night we arrived … he said they had just milked the cow!

On Nehemiah, you’ll be immersed in the cultures of Turkey (Islam), Moldova (Orthodox Christian), and Israel (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), giving you a broader perspective and understanding of the world.

spiritual growth

spiritual growth

Let’s begin by hearing from 2021 and 2022 Nehemiah students:

“Nehemiah is a totally unique experience, and it is literally nothing like anything else!”

“It is a longer trip, which means that you have the opportunity to form deeper relationships, delve into deeper spiritual formation personally, and process that with other like-minded individuals. You get to really lead, and you don't just have the experiences, but get to learn from them as you unpack those experiences with wise individuals so that you can learn and grow as a leader.”

“I would advise students to go on Nehemiah because you learn to lead in a way you didn't think you were capable of, you dig deep into the Bible (visiting the churches from Revelation brings the New Testament to life), and you see God work in yourself and others.”

We really do take a deep dive into Scripture on Nehemiah. We will get through most of the New Testament, many times studying it in the very region the book was written. We want you to feel free to ask the hard questions - let’s be honest with our faith struggles! Next summer, Holly and I want you to hear more from the Word than from us. And when you go home, our goal and prayer are that you don’t see reading Scripture as a duty, but as a desire!


who should go

who should go

Maybe the better question is, “Who would do well on Nehemiah?” First and foremost, individuals who are spiritually thirsty and have the desire to know God more intimately; those individuals may not have it all together but are committed “to run the race well.”

We are looking for those who are teachable, open to input, willing to learn from each other, and who want to understand more about and grow stronger in their unique leadership strengths. Leadership isn’t limited to a certain type of personality. We believe people demonstrate leadership when they use their gifts to influence others to become more deeply connected to God and more fully the person God created them to be! You will see your gifts in action whether you’re an up-front person or feel more comfortable using your gifts to make a difference behind the scenes.

The team is built around Leadership Groups (LGs). LGs are mixed-gender groups where you will be given leadership responsibilities. Some days may find you and your LG deciding wake-up times and organizing the team to leave the hotel and get to the bus station, on the bus, and off again at the right stop 10 hours later!

From making meals together to breaking down our family area at Training Camp, from leading the team to Chicago or through international airports to our destination, you’ll learn how to collaborate effectively within your LG, set a schedule, give directions, communicate, and problem solve. Your leadership experiences within your LG will be varied, challenging, and valuable. You’ll be tested, challenged, and probably experience growth like never before!

eating & Sleeping

eating & sleeping

In Turkey and Israel, we will be staying in small hotels or hostels. In Moldova, we will be sleeping in dorm rooms at the church. Easy-peasy.

First, I hate breaking your heart by telling you that once the team leaves Training Camp, Nehemiah eats far fewer PB&J and tuna sandwiches than other teams … but you just got to deal with it!

But the food? Holly and I know all the good places to eat! Whether you’re done ministering in Istanbul and are in the mood for a doner stuffed with chicken, veggies, fries, pickles, and hot sauce, or considering a grilled sheep head (don’t advise it) in Pamukkale (pronounced Pa moo ka lee), or you simply want to get yourself some good ice cream in Jerusalem, we’ve got you! And did I mention we know THE BEST falafel stand in Jerusalem’s Old City? Jamil and his family have been pumping out those tasty sandwiches for generations going back 150 years!

And in Moldova, we’ll probably have to endure one of the local women making us amazing, delicious, home-made food, three meals a day (he says with a smile on his face). It provides employment for her and very full and happy stomachs for us!

debriefing

You know that coming home from a mission trip overseas can be a difficult transition to make, which is why we believe debriefing is crucial. We want to make sure you process your summer well and take time to reflect on all that you have experienced before returning home. Debriefing will happen in Jerusalem, and it involves some time for exploring in the Old City as well as fellowship, reflection, decompression, and laughter!

debriefing

ministry partners

ministry partners

There are two phases of ministry for the Nehemiah team: local and international.

Local: Your local servant ministry begins when you arrive at Training Camp. You’ll come in before the summer staff and the students and help Reign staff prepare the camp for their arrival. Just about every tent the Royal Servants stayed in last year was put up by Nehemiah. They also assembled the team tarps that everyone meets under in their team area. And remember your dance, drama, or puppet skill groups? Yep, that was Nehemiah engaged in servant ministry and helping you out!

International: Even though we’ll be doing ministry in Turkey, we’ll be on our own. But after Turkey, Nehemiah will fly to Moldova where we will work for over two weeks. We will partner with Pastor Sergiu and his small but energetic congregation! Sergiu is a pastor, missionary, and evangelist who has a special heart for the Roma Gypsies. Hopefully, we’ll get to visit one of the Roma churches he planted in Scinosa and hear the story about the church’s beginning. It may involve a Roma man, an axe, and Sergiu as the target … but it has an amazing ending!

You’ll leave the tiny little country of Moldova tired but satisfied, knowing that together with the Moldovans, you made a difference.

street evangelism

street evangelism

On the Nehemiah Mission trip, we want to approach ministry through one lens—relationship. It permeates everything we do. 

In Turkey, you and the other Nehemiahs will engage in relational ministry while in Istanbul. Statistics vary regarding the percentage of the population that is Muslim … sites say 90%, 94.6%, and even 99%! Suffice it to say that Islam is the prevailing religion, and the team will adjust its outreach approach appropriately.

Our second ministry location will be Moldova, which is a small Eastern European country tucked between Romania and Ukraine. In Moldova, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the prevailing spiritual authority. To most Moldovans, their faith is cultural. Few attend church, and fewer still have any true Biblical understanding.

While there, we’ll be based in the tiny village of Bravicea, partnering with Pastor Sergiu. He’ll keep Nehemiah busy working in the surrounding villages and ministering to children, teens, the elderly, and Roma Gypsies. Many of the people in the villages are poor and lack resources, so you might find yourself chopping firewood for an elderly widow, distributing food, praying for someone who is disabled and bedridden, or simply standing at someone’s door and singing worship songs to bring a blessing! Nehemiah will also be involved in two week-long VBS programs.

Orphanages

orphanages

If you’re considering Nehemiah, you’ve been with us before and know that Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. The Nehemiah team is no exception.

If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

Student/School Ministry

student/school ministry

When was the last time you strolled down the ancient streets of Ephesus? Or have gotten hopelessly lost inside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar? And where else can you explore the hill where the greatest sermon of all time (the Sermon on the Mount) was spoken? Or stand under a waterfall in a bonafide desert oasis (which also happens to be where David hid from Saul) and then go floating in the saltiest water in the world, a.k.a. the Dead Sea, in a single day?

And those examples barely touch the experience you’ll have with the Nehemiah team. Few places on Earth are as fun to explore as Turkey and Israel … some would say they’re epic!

Relationship Building

relationship building

The Nehemiah team will be traveling to three countries. We’ll begin in Turkey, fly to Moldova, and then finish the trip and do our debriefing in Israel.

Most people who travel to Turkey and Israel are tourists. You’ll be going as a traveler! That means eating at small, local food stands and restaurants, staying in simple hotels in areas where the locals live, and traveling by taxis, trains, and city buses. You will have a chance to observe and experience the unbridled joy of Shabbat as the Jewish people worship at the Western Wall and listen to the Muslim call to prayer reverberate through Istanbul’s alleyways.

In Moldova, we’ll make the village of Bravicea (population 2000) our home base. Village life is a cross-cultural experience in a whole new way. In 2021, Sergiu apologized for the warm milk during dinner the night we arrived … he said they had just milked the cow!

On Nehemiah, you’ll be immersed in the cultures of Turkey (Islam), Moldova (Orthodox Christian), and Israel (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), giving you a broader perspective and understanding of the world.

Children's Ministry

children's ministry

Let’s begin by hearing from 2021 and 2022 Nehemiah students:

“Nehemiah is a totally unique experience, and it is literally nothing like anything else!”

“It is a longer trip, which means that you have the opportunity to form deeper relationships, delve into deeper spiritual formation personally, and process that with other like-minded individuals. You get to really lead, and you don't just have the experiences, but get to learn from them as you unpack those experiences with wise individuals so that you can learn and grow as a leader.”

“I would advise students to go on Nehemiah because you learn to lead in a way you didn't think you were capable of, you dig deep into the Bible (visiting the churches from Revelation brings the New Testament to life), and you see God work in yourself and others.”

We really do take a deep dive into Scripture on Nehemiah. We will get through most of the New Testament, many times studying it in the very region the book was written. We want you to feel free to ask the hard questions - let’s be honest with our faith struggles! Next summer, Holly and I want you to hear more from the Word than from us. And when you go home, our goal and prayer are that you don’t see reading Scripture as a duty, but as a desire!


sports ministry

You know that coming home from a mission trip overseas can be a difficult transition to make, which is why we believe debriefing is crucial. We want to make sure you process your summer well and take time to reflect on all that you have experienced before returning home. Debriefing will happen in Jerusalem, and it involves some time for exploring in the Old City as well as fellowship, reflection, decompression, and laughter!

Sports Ministry

role

Maybe the better question is, “Who would do well on Nehemiah?” First and foremost, individuals who are spiritually thirsty and have the desire to know God more intimately; those individuals may not have it all together but are committed “to run the race well.”

We are looking for those who are teachable, open to input, willing to learn from each other, and who want to understand more about and grow stronger in their unique leadership strengths. Leadership isn’t limited to a certain type of personality. We believe people demonstrate leadership when they use their gifts to influence others to become more deeply connected to God and more fully the person God created them to be! You will see your gifts in action whether you’re an up-front person or feel more comfortable using your gifts to make a difference behind the scenes.

The team is built around Leadership Groups (LGs). LGs are mixed-gender groups where you will be given leadership responsibilities. Some days may find you and your LG deciding wake-up times and organizing the team to leave the hotel and get to the bus station, on the bus, and off again at the right stop 10 hours later!

From making meals together to breaking down our family area at Training Camp, from leading the team to Chicago or through international airports to our destination, you’ll learn how to collaborate effectively within your LG, set a schedule, give directions, communicate, and problem solve. Your leadership experiences within your LG will be varied, challenging, and valuable. You’ll be tested, challenged, and probably experience growth like never before!

Cost

On the Nehemiah Mission trip, we want to approach ministry through one lens—relationship. It permeates everything we do. 

In Turkey, you and the other Nehemiahs will engage in relational ministry while in Istanbul. Statistics vary regarding the percentage of the population that is Muslim … sites say 90%, 94.6%, and even 99%! Suffice it to say that Islam is the prevailing religion, and the team will adjust its outreach approach appropriately.

Our second ministry location will be Moldova, which is a small Eastern European country tucked between Romania and Ukraine. In Moldova, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the prevailing spiritual authority. To most Moldovans, their faith is cultural. Few attend church, and fewer still have any true Biblical understanding.

While there, we’ll be based in the tiny village of Bravicea, partnering with Pastor Sergiu. He’ll keep Nehemiah busy working in the surrounding villages and ministering to children, teens, the elderly, and Roma Gypsies. Many of the people in the villages are poor and lack resources, so you might find yourself chopping firewood for an elderly widow, distributing food, praying for someone who is disabled and bedridden, or simply standing at someone’s door and singing worship songs to bring a blessing! Nehemiah will also be involved in two week-long VBS programs.

Travel

If you’re considering Nehemiah, you’ve been with us before and know that Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. The Nehemiah team is no exception.

If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

requirements

When was the last time you strolled down the ancient streets of Ephesus? Or have gotten hopelessly lost inside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar? And where else can you explore the hill where the greatest sermon of all time (the Sermon on the Mount) was spoken? Or stand under a waterfall in a bonafide desert oasis (which also happens to be where David hid from Saul) and then go floating in the saltiest water in the world, a.k.a. the Dead Sea, in a single day?

And those examples barely touch the experience you’ll have with the Nehemiah team. Few places on Earth are as fun to explore as Turkey and Israel … some would say they’re epic!

approach

The Nehemiah team will be traveling to three countries. We’ll begin in Turkey, fly to Moldova, and then finish the trip and do our debriefing in Israel.

Most people who travel to Turkey and Israel are tourists. You’ll be going as a traveler! That means eating at small, local food stands and restaurants, staying in simple hotels in areas where the locals live, and traveling by taxis, trains, and city buses. You will have a chance to observe and experience the unbridled joy of Shabbat as the Jewish people worship at the Western Wall and listen to the Muslim call to prayer reverberate through Istanbul’s alleyways.

In Moldova, we’ll make the village of Bravicea (population 2000) our home base. Village life is a cross-cultural experience in a whole new way. In 2021, Sergiu apologized for the warm milk during dinner the night we arrived … he said they had just milked the cow!

On Nehemiah, you’ll be immersed in the cultures of Turkey (Islam), Moldova (Orthodox Christian), and Israel (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), giving you a broader perspective and understanding of the world.

growth

Let’s begin by hearing from 2021 and 2022 Nehemiah students:

“Nehemiah is a totally unique experience, and it is literally nothing like anything else!”

“It is a longer trip, which means that you have the opportunity to form deeper relationships, delve into deeper spiritual formation personally, and process that with other like-minded individuals. You get to really lead, and you don't just have the experiences, but get to learn from them as you unpack those experiences with wise individuals so that you can learn and grow as a leader.”

“I would advise students to go on Nehemiah because you learn to lead in a way you didn't think you were capable of, you dig deep into the Bible (visiting the churches from Revelation brings the New Testament to life), and you see God work in yourself and others.”

We really do take a deep dive into Scripture on Nehemiah. We will get through most of the New Testament, many times studying it in the very region the book was written. We want you to feel free to ask the hard questions - let’s be honest with our faith struggles! Next summer, Holly and I want you to hear more from the Word than from us. And when you go home, our goal and prayer are that you don’t see reading Scripture as a duty, but as a desire!


outreach

outreach

On the Nehemiah Mission trip, we want to approach ministry through one lens—relationship. It permeates everything we do. 

In Turkey, you and the other Nehemiahs will engage in relational ministry while in Istanbul. Statistics vary regarding the percentage of the population that is Muslim … sites say 90%, 94.6%, and even 99%! Suffice it to say that Islam is the prevailing religion, and the team will adjust its outreach approach appropriately.

Our second ministry location will be Moldova, which is a small Eastern European country tucked between Romania and Ukraine. In Moldova, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the prevailing spiritual authority. To most Moldovans, their faith is cultural. Few attend church, and fewer still have any true Biblical understanding.

While there, we’ll be based in the tiny village of Bravicea, partnering with Pastor Sergiu. He’ll keep Nehemiah busy working in the surrounding villages and ministering to children, teens, the elderly, and Roma Gypsies. Many of the people in the villages are poor and lack resources, so you might find yourself chopping firewood for an elderly widow, distributing food, praying for someone who is disabled and bedridden, or simply standing at someone’s door and singing worship songs to bring a blessing! Nehemiah will also be involved in two week-long VBS programs.

safety

safety

If you’re considering Nehemiah, you’ve been with us before and know that Royal Servants takes the safety and health of each participant seriously. We go to great lengths to ensure that participants remain healthy and safe throughout the trip. The Nehemiah team is no exception.

If a situation arises that threatens the security of the team, either politically or from environmental conditions, the team will be moved to a stable location.

adventure

adventure

When was the last time you strolled down the ancient streets of Ephesus? Or have gotten hopelessly lost inside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar? And where else can you explore the hill where the greatest sermon of all time (the Sermon on the Mount) was spoken? Or stand under a waterfall in a bonafide desert oasis (which also happens to be where David hid from Saul) and then go floating in the saltiest water in the world, a.k.a. the Dead Sea, in a single day?

And those examples barely touch the experience you’ll have with the Nehemiah team. Few places on Earth are as fun to explore as Turkey and Israel … some would say they’re epic!

experience culture

experience culture

The Nehemiah team will be traveling to three countries. We’ll begin in Turkey, fly to Moldova, and then finish the trip and do our debriefing in Israel.

Most people who travel to Turkey and Israel are tourists. You’ll be going as a traveler! That means eating at small, local food stands and restaurants, staying in simple hotels in areas where the locals live, and traveling by taxis, trains, and city buses. You will have a chance to observe and experience the unbridled joy of Shabbat as the Jewish people worship at the Western Wall and listen to the Muslim call to prayer reverberate through Istanbul’s alleyways.

In Moldova, we’ll make the village of Bravicea (population 2000) our home base. Village life is a cross-cultural experience in a whole new way. In 2021, Sergiu apologized for the warm milk during dinner the night we arrived … he said they had just milked the cow!

On Nehemiah, you’ll be immersed in the cultures of Turkey (Islam), Moldova (Orthodox Christian), and Israel (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity), giving you a broader perspective and understanding of the world.

spiritual growth

spiritual growth

Let’s begin by hearing from 2021 and 2022 Nehemiah students:

“Nehemiah is a totally unique experience, and it is literally nothing like anything else!”

“It is a longer trip, which means that you have the opportunity to form deeper relationships, delve into deeper spiritual formation personally, and process that with other like-minded individuals. You get to really lead, and you don't just have the experiences, but get to learn from them as you unpack those experiences with wise individuals so that you can learn and grow as a leader.”

“I would advise students to go on Nehemiah because you learn to lead in a way you didn't think you were capable of, you dig deep into the Bible (visiting the churches from Revelation brings the New Testament to life), and you see God work in yourself and others.”

We really do take a deep dive into Scripture on Nehemiah. We will get through most of the New Testament, many times studying it in the very region the book was written. We want you to feel free to ask the hard questions - let’s be honest with our faith struggles! Next summer, Holly and I want you to hear more from the Word than from us. And when you go home, our goal and prayer are that you don’t see reading Scripture as a duty, but as a desire!


training

You know that coming home from a mission trip overseas can be a difficult transition to make, which is why we believe debriefing is crucial. We want to make sure you process your summer well and take time to reflect on all that you have experienced before returning home. Debriefing will happen in Jerusalem, and it involves some time for exploring in the Old City as well as fellowship, reflection, decompression, and laughter!

training

who should go

who should go

Maybe the better question is, “Who would do well on Nehemiah?” First and foremost, individuals who are spiritually thirsty and have the desire to know God more intimately; those individuals may not have it all together but are committed “to run the race well.”

We are looking for those who are teachable, open to input, willing to learn from each other, and who want to understand more about and grow stronger in their unique leadership strengths. Leadership isn’t limited to a certain type of personality. We believe people demonstrate leadership when they use their gifts to influence others to become more deeply connected to God and more fully the person God created them to be! You will see your gifts in action whether you’re an up-front person or feel more comfortable using your gifts to make a difference behind the scenes.

The team is built around Leadership Groups (LGs). LGs are mixed-gender groups where you will be given leadership responsibilities. Some days may find you and your LG deciding wake-up times and organizing the team to leave the hotel and get to the bus station, on the bus, and off again at the right stop 10 hours later!

From making meals together to breaking down our family area at Training Camp, from leading the team to Chicago or through international airports to our destination, you’ll learn how to collaborate effectively within your LG, set a schedule, give directions, communicate, and problem solve. Your leadership experiences within your LG will be varied, challenging, and valuable. You’ll be tested, challenged, and probably experience growth like never before!

eating & Sleeping

eating & sleeping

In Turkey and Israel, we will be staying in small hotels or hostels. In Moldova, we will be sleeping in dorm rooms at the church. Easy-peasy.

First, I hate breaking your heart by telling you that once the team leaves Training Camp, Nehemiah eats far fewer PB&J and tuna sandwiches than other teams … but you just got to deal with it!

But the food? Holly and I know all the good places to eat! Whether you’re done ministering in Istanbul and are in the mood for a doner stuffed with chicken, veggies, fries, pickles, and hot sauce, or considering a grilled sheep head (don’t advise it) in Pamukkale (pronounced Pa moo ka lee), or you simply want to get yourself some good ice cream in Jerusalem, we’ve got you! And did I mention we know THE BEST falafel stand in Jerusalem’s Old City? Jamil and his family have been pumping out those tasty sandwiches for generations going back 150 years!

And in Moldova, we’ll probably have to endure one of the local women making us amazing, delicious, home-made food, three meals a day (he says with a smile on his face). It provides employment for her and very full and happy stomachs for us!

ministry partners

ministry partners

There are two phases of ministry for the Nehemiah team: local and international.

Local: Your local servant ministry begins when you arrive at Training Camp. You’ll come in before the summer staff and the students and help Reign staff prepare the camp for their arrival. Just about every tent the Royal Servants stayed in last year was put up by Nehemiah. They also assembled the team tarps that everyone meets under in their team area. And remember your dance, drama, or puppet skill groups? Yep, that was Nehemiah engaged in servant ministry and helping you out!

International: Even though we’ll be doing ministry in Turkey, we’ll be on our own. But after Turkey, Nehemiah will fly to Moldova where we will work for over two weeks. We will partner with Pastor Sergiu and his small but energetic congregation! Sergiu is a pastor, missionary, and evangelist who has a special heart for the Roma Gypsies. Hopefully, we’ll get to visit one of the Roma churches he planted in Scinosa and hear the story about the church’s beginning. It may involve a Roma man, an axe, and Sergiu as the target … but it has an amazing ending!

You’ll leave the tiny little country of Moldova tired but satisfied, knowing that together with the Moldovans, you made a difference.