WHEREAS, May 15, 2008, marked one hundred years since the annual meeting of the Woman’s Missionary Union in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at which Royal Ambassadors became an official organization for the purpose of teaching missions to boys in Southern Baptist churches; and
WHEREAS, The Royal Ambassador organization has served its purpose nobly, educating at least 2 million boys in biblical missionary principles and winning tens of thousands to faith in Christ through chapter meetings, Royal Ambassador Camps, and other Royal Ambassador activities; and
WHEREAS, Many thousands of missionaries, pastors, church staff members, deacons, church leadership volunteers, and other men committed to the cause of Christ and His kingdom were greatly influenced by their experiences as members or leaders of Royal Ambassadors; and
WHEREAS, Royal Ambassadors through the decades have learned to share their faith, to be strengthened in their Christian walk, and to support missions by personal involvement, stewardship, and prayer; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 10-11, 2008, recognize the historic milestone achieved by the Royal Ambassador organization and give thanks to God for past leaders whose vision and magnificent efforts have led to such long-lasting results; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we commend the many dedicated Royal Ambassador leaders and members, asking that God would continue to glorify His name and build His kingdom by blessing the Royal Ambassador organization in its mission efforts.