We have definitely been feeling your prayers as we spend time in Costa Rica! The Lord has been working amongst our team, and we’ve really enjoyed the clinics at the various locations around San Jose. What joy it brings us to work with our brothers and sisters in Costa Rica to share our passion for soccer and the message and LOVE of Christ. We have played several matches, a few of which have been in prisons. Today our Costa Rican brother shared with us what some of the prisoners said after playing against our teams. At the women’s prison yesterday, one lady approached him and asked why one of our players stopped in a game to help an opponent off the floor. She said that there was something different about this team … and she wanted what it was. Her eyes lit up when he told her it was Jesus! Praise the Lord! Today the men played a couple short games in the men’s prison, and after those few matches, the other team wanted to know why our PTR team didn’t seem to care whether we won or lost. What is their secret? He said, “I know their secret, its Jesus Christ.”
The clinics have been going well too, the kids have sooo much energy and plenty of need for love … just like us:). It’s been two long days, but I could not be more proud of the members of this team! Thanks for praying.
Eric for the team