Whenever you do anything new, you always take a little risk. Sometimes that risk is a flop and you learn from your mistakes, and other times its an amazing success.
Today we had a first full on soccer tournament in Palmas (a new area we are reaching). We had 13 teams of 4-5 people sign up and play their hearts out!
It was hot, the sun was beating down on us and we went through water like crazy but it was such a great experience for all of us.
But, it wouldn't have been so great if we hadn't been able to share the Gospel, make an impact on this community and share the Love of God. All which was very much accomplished today.
This summer has been full of risks for us, but we have made some significant connections. We are going to walk away from the summer knowing that this fall may look completely different with many new ministry opportunities (palmas, acozac, a drug rehab place in another neighborhood, enough stuff to keep doing fairs, getting to know new people- so maybe new bible studies). The sky is the limit!
We did invite out new friends at the house that helps people get clean from drugs and alcohol and we were also able to invite them all to eat with us after. Even though we were all exhausted it was a great time!