We have started our "whole life soccer coaching" school 1 year and half ago, but for the last months, we've decided to do the training, not at the orphanage facilities but outside, at the soccer field, on a primary school in the area.
Every sunday, our group of 35 teens, walk for 5 minutes from the orphanage to this primary school. Today, as always, we went there, but for our surprise, there was a group of 30 kids already at our spot. "Well, someone get here first" I thought. But I was wrong, they were waiting for us! They said "We want to play with your team, can we?"
"Well, if you want to play with our team, you have to join us for all the training, including the discussion time and lesson, is that ok?" Sure! We are ready to join!
This is just incredible. We have started with 30 orphans and know we have 65 kids and teens wanting to be part of our coaching program! We had to split the group, and while Saidate was coaching "long pass" to one group, I was talking with the other group, about "serving others" and the history of the man who asked Jesus about what was the most important commandment!
We are so grateful for this opportunity to serve this group of kids. We know that maybe they will never reach a top position at the sports world, but we can't wait to see what kind of men, they will became, as we have this opportunity to coach "life skills" on their lives.