Tenerife Day 11 – July 2, 2013 Tuesday

The routine started yesterday continues today.  Colossians 3 was read at the prayer point and we were encouraged as God’s chosen ones to put on Godly attributes of kindness, humility, meekness, patience, etc.  From the prayer point, we sent teams of coaches in the mini-clinic in Oratava and to the main clinic in Santa Ursula.  At both clinics, the kids enjoyed what we had for them to do, especially when they get to play games.  They are learning even more about basketball and have been good to work with.  Lunch was next and then team time where we heard the testimony from a new believer who within the time since PTR was in Santa Ursula a year ago, became a Christ follower and was influential in her boyfriend’s decision to follow Christ a little later, allowing them to be united in marriage.  Another painful yet marvelous story of one’s life and what amazing things the Lord God can do.  The La Victoria clinic was revamped today to bring more excitement and enthusiasm to the time spent with the kids.  The kids responded well and enjoyed the change.  Following the clinic, both the PTR boys and the PTR girls had a game with the La Victoria teams.  Both games were fun to watch as the PTR teams played hard and displayed teamwork.  However, the scoreboard was unbalanced in favor of both of the La Victoria teams and once again, the PTR testimony was upheld.  The relationships between the PTR teams and the La Victoria teams were very friendly after the games.  Although disappointed by losing, the PTR teams displayed sportsmanship throughout the night.  Later that night, in one of the homes of the missionaries, the Gospel was shared with two girls from the Adeje basketball club that came up this week to stay with a family from the church.  Although late at night, the plan of salvation was clearly presented and questions were answered as these two young ladies, ages 12 and 16, sought to find out what makes us different.  The testimony of this church family they are staying with and the love of the Push the Rock team for kids they don’t know, have these girls desiring to understand us. Having them with us for the rest of the week will give them more time to see us in action and more time for them to ask questions.  Although not one word was in English, the gravity of the moment was not lost on the English speakers as God’s word was opened and explained.  What an awesome moment it was!

For the team,

Coach Brendan

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