RRI Asia Pacific Summit
The first ever RRI Asia Pacific Summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 25th and 26th of April 2008. Royal Rangers leaders from Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore were represented and shared exciting reports of how God is using Royal Rangers to reach, teach and keep boys and girls for Christ in their country. They were appreciative of the efforts made by RRI in bringing the nations together to share, contextualize, and relate in ways of supporting Royal Rangers in the region; and they were really blessed by the two days of informative meetings. The leaders also express great interest in working together to see Royal Rangers established in all the nations of our region and are looking forward to the next Asia Pacific Summit to be held in Brisbane, Australia in January 2010.
In conjunction with the RRI Regional Summit, the first Royal Rangers National Academy and Advance Academy in Asia Pacific was held in Singapore from April 27 to May 1, 2008. RRI Director and US National Commander Doug Marsh was present for the opening, and US National Training Coordinator Perry Siddle and National Council President Jim Barger conducted the four-day training camp. Attended by national Royal Rangers leaders from Malaysia and Singapore, the camp has equipped these nations to develop skilled and dedicated Royal Rangers leaders that will be able in turn to train additional leaders to strengthen the Royal Rangers ministry in their nations.