For the past few weeks Eli and a bunch of our students and workers
have been playing football (soccer) out on the secondary school's
new field for fun every evening. But this last Saturday we were
invited to play against the Yabus town team on the field in town.
We didn't realize it was such a big deal until we arrived and they
started handing out uniforms. The game drew a good size crowd,
and our SIM team did very well despite the 0-1 loss to town.
After the game, players from both teams circled around while
several people gave speeches - a government official, church
leader, and a few others that had something to say.
We're excited about this new avenue for outreach. When I
(Bethany) walked through town the next day, many people
commented on the great football match and asked when the next
game is. I know Eli had hoped that all his years of playing and
practice would come in handy someday, and they sure have.