Dear Friends and Family
It is hard to believe our time is nearly over. As I write, we just have one day remaining. The week has gone very fast and we have had a great time.
We have had a great time, competing, having fun and interacting with the kids. Every day after breakfast we gather for some soccer training and soccer games. The teams compete in the competitions and get points based on how their team does in each game. Some of the games are crazy but teach skills and others are more serious.
After lunch we all work together to clean up. It is really cool how each person has a job that they all perform well and do without being told. I love drying the dishes with the kids. After lunch the PTR team has team time where we are studying the book of Philippians. After a short rest we gather again for games such as dodge ball (multiple versions) , chuck the chicken, captains choice, many relay races, basketball knockout, vanilla / chocolate / strawberry and others. Needless to say they are very competitive. One Muslim boy and a couple of girls from the local town are with us all week and it really cool as we share our testimonies with the kids. The kids are also learning verses for their team and are taking it very serious . Tomorrow we will compete again and end the week with a relay race around the Haven. After diner we are back on the soccer field or basketball court for games.
Tonight after dinner we drove to Ifrane and treated the whole Haven to Ice Cream. It was great time . This is my 4th time to the Haven and I have really come to love the kids and the people here.
Our team has jelled well and we have worked well together. It will be sad when we return.
Blessing to all of you in the States and thanks for your partnership