When I lived in the Philippines as a single missionary, I learned to appreciate basketball. Before that time, I didn't have much use for (or know much about) the game of basketball. The Filipinos LOVE basketball!! While I must confess that basketball is still not my favorite sport to watch, I have learned to appreciate it.
Now I live in Peru, South America, where soccer is King! Until now, I have had a half-hearted interest in soccer. I get excited when Peru wins a game. But let's be honest - having The World Cup right next door in Brazil - it somehow changes your perspective! The excitement of the Peruvians is contagious! I've been keeping up with the scores, and we even watched part of the Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina game! But something changed for me last night….after all, my home country was playing! It was a great game (USA won!!!), and it was so much fun watching it as a family (Did I mention that the USA won?!?)!
So, now I am learning to appreciate soccer. Martha and Ian enjoy playing soccer in the hallway of our house! And it is yet one more connection I can have with the people God has called us to!
|Phebe helping Daddy work!|
|Watching the construction|
|Mommy and her Treasures|
|Martha, Phebe, and Ian with Lis (Deaf)|
|Daddy and his Treasures|