December 2017

Another year has come and almost gone. It’s amazing how quickly ministry moves through a year. It seems like just a little bit ago we were at sunny Lake Placid enjoying a beautiful summer. Now here we are getting ready for another year of ministry in 2018.

We had some exciting times as we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of our first Pow-Wow this year. This is our 55th year of Royal Rangers in the Indiana District, and we look forward to what God has in store for us over the next 55 years!

Campground News

We are excited with what is happening this year at Lake Placid. We have had $5,000 dollars worth of custom cabinetry donated for the Pierce Pavilion (back in the ranger area at Lake Placid. We have also had $10,000 worth of sheet metal donated for the exterior of the building. We will be having machinery come in this winter/early spring to revamp the rifle range, and to prepare a building pad for the pavilion. If you have questions of what your church or men’s group could do to help us minister to more young men in Indiana through this ministry, please let me know. Our goal is to make  the ranger area a fun place that churches, men’s groups, and ranger outposts can come enjoy the beauty of creation, and have protection from the weather too. If you have questions about the Nehemiah Project, contact Mike Holbrook at mjholbrook@att.netPierce

Ranger Basics and Essentials

On January 27th, we will be offering Ranger Basics training at Safe Harbor Church in Rochester. Online registration will be available soon at the Indiana Royal Ranger website. On the same day, at Bedford First Assembly of God, we will be offering Ranger Essentials training. These are great training opportunities for your leaders to find out more about this ministry they serve in! More information coming soon to our website at

2018 Calendar Dates

Will be released soon!

2018 Ranger Derby

Many of you have already received packets for our 2018 Ranger Derby. We will be racing again this year at The Caring Place! Commander Dave will be bringing back his Taco Wagon for a great lunch. Look forward to seeing you all there! See you February 24th for race day!

It has been my privilege to serve this district as the Indiana Royal Ranger Director for the last 5 years. While it is hard to believe that five years has gone by already, I am excited by what I see happening around us. Ranger Leaders, and boys, excited about the journey they are on…while following their Savior. Continue to fight the good fight of faith Indiana Rangers. May you have a Merry Christmas, and wonderful New Year, as we follow our Savior, and His call.

Indiana Royal Rangers….Be Intentional!

Micheal Holbrook



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