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RRI Summer Newsletter 2011

RRI Summer Newsletter 2011

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SUMMER 2011
Volume 7, Issue 3
L
ooking around the room at the smiling aces and hearing thelaughter echoing rom dierent parts o the building, one couldn’thelp but be reminded o a amily reunion. This was the atmosphereo the rst Advanced National Training Camp (ANTC) in Siberia andFar Eastern Russia held April 28–May 1, 2011. It was evident that eachperson belonged and was accepted by everyone else—good-naturedteasing and play mingled with hard work and problem solving. Withthe evident spirit o mutual love and respect, it was hard to believe thatthese 18 commanders came rom 11 separate outposts in nine dierentregions spread out over ve time zones.A team rom the United States, led by Tom Frith (North Carolina District), helpedus conduct this rst ANTC. We not onlyexperienced the camp, but were trainedto sta the next one ourselves.It seemed that Satan tried everything to stop this camp rom takingplace. A United States team member was bitten by a brown reclusespider a couple o weeks beore the trip, and a second team memberhad to be hospitalized or most o the camp due to a bad staph inectionin his leg. On top o that, two eet o snow ell during the rst night o camp and throughout most o the second day, breaking power linesand making outdoorclasses next toimpossible. But dueto great teamwork,we were able togenerate our ownpower, keep theboiler stoked or warmth, and adapt to the teaching conditions. To tell the truth, we never missed a beat, and everyone returnedhome ull o joy and excitement about what the uture holds!
First Advanced National TrainingCamp in Siberia and Far East Russia
by Kirk and Karla Ford, Eurasia Royal Rangers Missionaries
For a video of the camp, either paste or type the following link into your browser:
 
POWWOW 2011 -INVICTUS
by Commander Reuben Ponniah
“What an amazing camp it’s been!”
Many o us will look back at the our days spent together in the third Royal RangersMalaysia Central District Powwow with ond memories, and we’llremember the good times in the coming years. The last Powwowwas almost ve years ago, so this camp was much anticipated,and many rangers were thrilled at the prospect o experiencingthe traditions, uniqueness, and lie-changing experiences thePowwow was guaranteed to oer.With a total o 350 rangers, leaders, and visitors, the scene wasset or a antastic camp in the Malaysian summer. We chose thesame campground that hosted one o our previous Powwows—open elds, lush green orests, cooling streams, and blue skiesgreeted the rangers as they arrived by the busloads.
Fancy pitching your tent in the rain?
Well, that was exact-ly what happened on a very wet rst day. The rain was a pleas-ant welcome, and it certainly helped cool the surroundings andmade tent pitching a little bit more un and challenging.Even as nightdescended uponus, the campsiteturned into a madhatter’s party, withrangers paradingtheir most uniqueand creative head-gear or the Powwow Council Fire. Hats o to the rangers ormaking it a un-lled night by parading their colorul and quirkyheadgear! Throughout the day various challenges and games were orga-nized or both group and individual competitions. The our maingroups in the camp (Red Axe, Yellow Spear, White Shield, and BlueSword) certainly did their part to add color and competition withvictory chants and songs, parading o colors and armory, battlemoments, display o machismo, and bruising encounters. In theend, the war was won by White Shield. To quote the words o theirleader,
“Defense is the best form of attack!”
During the aternoons campers had opportunities toparticipate in individual physical challenges, traditionalgames and crats, bamboo rating (and mud walking i you elloverboard), fying ox, surng, and learning the tricks o the tradeat the Frontiersman Camping Fellowship (FCF) trading post!For speed lovers and tree-dwellers, there was even a wheelbarrowrace and rope-climbing challenge! Speaking o memorablemoments, who could orget the Love Your Banana game and thePowwow Court o Justice!Amidst the various activities the outdoor night rallies remainthe highlight o the camp, and or many, it was a special experi-ence. Surrounded by nature, insects buzzing and the moon andstars glowing above, the silence o the night was broken by thesound o rangers o all ages worshipping and praising God in uni-son, in awe o His creation and power. Our camp speakers—Rev.Davidson, Pastor Mike Kuna, and Commander Terence—deliveredGod’s Word with conviction and power to the various age groups.We thank the Lord or the 24 people who accepted Jesus Christ astheir personal Savior and or the many rangers who rededicatedtheir lives back to God. The theme o the camp, Invictus, echoedthroughout the night rallies.
Our challenge as Christians afterthe camp is to live as overcomers—victorious, undefeatable,and unconquerable in today’s modern society.
Being part o the Powwow camp committee has been such ablessed and rewarding experience—giving rangers the opportu-nities to express themselves through outdoor activities and skills,learn about teamwork, allow God to touch their lives, and mostimportantly, to move orward together as one in Royal Rangersministry.Keep a lookout or the ‘BIG CAMP’ happening next year—
Camporama 2012!
We hope to see you there! God bless.
 
2011 Royal Rangers International Council Meeting
T
he eighth annual Royal Rangers International (RRI) Council meeting convened April 26–28,2011, at Camp Eagle Rock, Missouri. For the rst time since 2007, all ve RRI regionsand the United States were represented by delegates. The RRI director and the regionalcoordinators each presented reports on the growth and state o the Royal Ranger ministry in theirrespective parts o the world, refecting another year o substantial expansion into new territories.The council members reviewed the progress o translation projects, discussed methods ordeveloping and enhancing leadership, and explored possible revisions to the global curriculum.Special consideration was given to the plans or the Royal Rangers tieth anniversary celebrationin 2012 and the RRI Global Leaders Encounter in Springeld, Missouri, which will host RoyalRanger leaders and church leaders rom every part o the world. The council members also touredthe acilities o Evangel University, where this global gathering will take place. The next RRI Councilis scheduled or April 2012.
 Delegates from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Finland and USA assembled for Africa Summit III near  Accra, Ghana, May 10 – 12, 2011.
TOP PHOTO:
 Rev Gibbons prays for Africa regional leaders. A Ghanaian Royal Rangers drum and drill team performedduring the 2011 Africa Summit.
FIRE AND FAITHFULNESS:
Observations from the Africa Summit 
by David Jenkins

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