Royal Ambassadors love to challenge each other in various competitions, listen to missionaries tell about their work, and lend a helping hand to people in need. RAMCON 2015 will give boys the opportunity to do all three of these fun and exciting things on the same day.
The Kentucky state Royal Ambassador Missions Congress (RAMCON) will be held Saturday, March 21, at Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Central City. The event will feature Royal Racers, a Rain Gutter Regatta, two great missionary speakers, and a mission project.
RAs know all about building a Royal Racers car and competing for the honor of taking home a medal. Many of them, however, have never participated in a Rain Gutter Regatta. RAMCON will give them that opportunity this year. With the cost of the sailboat kit included in the registration fee, every boy in attendance will receive a wooden boat kit that he will decorate and assemble before racing it down the water-filled rain gutter. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in both the Lad and Crusader divisions.
When they are not racing their cars and boats, Royal Ambassadors will gather in the church sanctuary to learn about the work and experiences of Aaron Harvie, a church planting strategist with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board, and Robbie Gray, a Southern Seminary student and member of the Acts 1:8 Experience team that worked at Mission Adventure Camp and in South Africa last summer.
For the mission project, Royal Ambassadors will be asked to bring new socks and underwear for adolescent boys. These items will be collected and delivered to the Muhlenberg County Baptist Association to be distributed to needy boys through the Crisis Closet ministry.
RAMCON 2015 is for Royal Ambassadors, other mission-minded boys, and their leaders. The registration fee is $15 and includes the program fee, lunch and a sailboat kit. Registration for leaders is $10 and includes the program fee and lunch. The entry fee for Royal Racers is $5, which will be collected on the day of RAMCON when the car is weighed and checked in.
To learn more about RAMCON 2015, go to kywmu.org/ramcon. Online registration is available at the website. A form can also be printed out for mail-in registration. Early bird registration ends March 13.
For additional information, contact:
Jon Auten, RA/Challenger Consultant, Kentucky WMU, PO Box 436569, Louisville, KY 40253-6567
Email: [email protected]