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Philippines Mission Trip

 From 29 October to 3 November 2011, two Royal Rangers Commanders from Calvary Church Malaysia, Jim Guneratnam and Samuel Ngeow along with six Commanders from Singapore, Chia Eng Kiat, Wu Tze Chong, Aaron Lim Weng Kang Ng, Joseph Chan, Ng Swee Har and Edina Choo, were on a missions trip in Cebu, Philippines to conduct the Leadership Training Academy. The training was organized by the Cebu-lower Leyte District of the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God and held in Mt. Olives Christian Academy was attended by a total of 87 trainees.

The training which ran for three days, from 31 October to 2 November, covered Ranger Fundamentals and the Leadership Training Courses to provide all that is necessary for the trainees to be able to start a local outpost in their Church upon completion of the course. Hosted by Pastor Emerose T. Nemenza, the district coordinator, 18 churches from the Cebu Eastern Section participated in this Leadership Training Academy which is the first to be conducted by Royal Rangers International in the Philippines.

Before the training began, Commander Jim, who was also the Royal Rangers International Asia Pacific Coordinator, shared at the Celebration of God’s Goodness Church on Sunday. His message entitled “Faithful or Famous?”, encouraged leaders to serve with faithfulness rather than with the intent of seeking fame resonated within the congregation, stirring their passion for serving God as well as setting the tone for those who were attending the training the next few days.