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Empowering the Next Generation

Did you grow up participating in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts?  We were all about that in my family.  I remember the Pinewood Derby races each year, the campouts and the thin mints.  Oh, what I wouldn't give for a box of those right now...sigh.  Those were great memories in my childhood and I'm so thankful for the adults that invested in us.  I still remember my troop leader; she was kind, impartial, creative and she had a contagious positive attitude.
One of the couples that came to know the Lord through the radio station has taken the initiative to bring that kind of experience to boys and girls in our town.  For the last year our church has organized a troop of Royal Rangers, (Exploradores del Rey) very similar to Boy Scouts, but with a Christian emphasis.

 Last week, we participated in a special training near the capital to learn how to be commanders (troop leaders).  We had to go through the same rigors that the rangers go through and even Timmy got involved!

Currently, there are over 50 regular Rangers (aged 4-17) in our program and we are gearing up for our first campout next weekend.

 Most of the children and youth in the program come from broken homes.  Having a loving adult figure in their lives to guide, instruct, correct, laugh with and love them will impact them for the rest of their days.
 We're looking forward to building great relationships with young people, helping shape future leaders and pointing the way to Christ.  Thanks for praying for our troop and our church as we pray the ministry will impact even more young people.


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