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Developing the Total Boy for Christ

 

Council of Achievement 2003
   

Report by Jonathan Lim

On the 7th of December 2003, another chapter in the history of Royal Rangers KL#1 was marked as we celebrated our 21st Council of Achievement in the Berean Bungalow. This wonderful event was sparked off with a bugle call, announcing the arrival of our guests-of-honour for the evening – the US National Team consisting of the National Commander, Programme Coordinator, International Coordinator and FCF Vice President – who graced the event together with fellow Commanders, Rangers, parents and friends.

Our guests-of-honour from the US (left to right): James Rounsville, National FCF Vice President; Rev. Doug March, International Coordinator; Rev. Brian Hendrickson, Programmes Coordinator and Rev. Richard Mariott, National Commander

The ceremony was then officiated by the Ranger Kids who surprised us with a 21 “balloon” guns salute, following an opening prayer by Associate Pastor Steven Kum. We then arose for a few worship songs led by Commander Alvin K. Nathan. As the programme continued, we saw songs and skits presented by the Pioneers and Trailblazers respectively. We also heard testimonies from Trail Ranger Wee Liang-Shyen on his experience on Mount Kinabalu (see report below) and parent Johnny Wong on his participation with his son in the Royal Rangers Father and Son Campout.

Our guests-of-honour also took turns to talk about Royal Rangers around the world, as well as the implementation of the new Royal Rangers programme, which would take place next year. Rev. Richard Mariott, the US National Commander, shared the evening’s devotion. The highlight of the event finally arrived, as the boys got all excited as they received certificates for advancements and merits they had completed throughout the year.    

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

Senior Associate Pastor Petrina Guneratnam praying for Victor Yong together with his parents

Trail Ranger Victor Yong was awarded the Gold Medal of Achievement, the highest advancement attainable as a Royal Rangers, in a special ceremony accompanied by guards-of-honour and drums. Associate Pastor Petrina Guneratnam then prayed for Victor, that he would continue to burn bright for Christ.

Finally, this illustrious day was brought to a close with the Ranger Kids reciting Psalm 23 and prayer by Associate Pastor Christopher Lee. Everyone then proceeded for refreshments and fellowship. Even as this event marks the end of this year, we look forward with great anticipation and pray to the new chapter that will open next year, one that is much greater and one that is led in His footsteps to reach, teach and keep boys for Christ.

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