Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Football is Life......
Well, not really, but I can sure feel the fever of it here in Cape Town as preparations for hosting World Cup continue on. And, if I was still in Jozi, you can be sure it would be intensified by 10x!
The Lord has been blessing me to take part in two of my favorite things of late:
(1) Football (soccer) and (2) in a cross-cultural context
Above is a photo of me with some of the Congolese brothers living communally in Muizenberg. It is the final day of the tournament, but we did not make it since we were forced to forfeit a morning game due to lack of players in time.
The second one is at the soccer fields just outside the informal settlement (township) of Masiphumulele (meaning 'Together we succeed'). I played with a church team from there our base has partnered with a bit for ministry. The community has a great battle with alcoholism and has recently seen a lot of rioting and burning of people's homes as the population is stretched to the limit. The township is haphazardly built right up against the federal land of Table Mountain National Park.
Psalm 2:8 (ESV)-- Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.