Hi, Friends and Supporters!
Earlier this month I spoke at the Royal Rangers Alumni National Reunion. It was great to interact with friends and fellow Ranger leaders. Many in attendance, like Paul Stanek and Dave Wharton, are heroes in my book; men who laid foundations we build on today.
Being there made me reflect on those who have invested themselves in my life. Missionary mentors George Davis, Eugene Hunt, and Gary Miller are men I love and admire. German Lima and Marceal Apaza, Ranger leaders in Bolivia who invested in me as a teenager. Doug Ayres and David North impacted my life academically, ministerially, and spiritually. Others like Richard Marriot, Jim Barger, Fred Deaver, Charlie Weaver, and others whose godly character have made a tremendous impression on my life. I'm grateful for each of these men. And it's noteworthy to mention they represent multiple generations of men.
This is a value we must cherish if we are to mentor future men well - include men of every generation in the leadership of our outposts. These elder saints can say with clarity, "This, God has done." Their experience and faith will arose the courage of the next generation of men to say, "This, God will do." Only then will future men face the challenges of our times at God's side. That's the place we want them to occupy. For God does not change. He lacks nothing, and takes pleasure in giving wisdom and help to those who walk with him.
Let's value a cross generational model of mentoring future men. And let's raise-up such outposts all across the nation and around the world!
Doug Marsh, missionary and director of Royal Rangers International
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