Saturday, July 21, 2007

Soccer Update

A few items of news from the soccer world...

David Beckham made his long-awaited American debut, playing the last ten minutes (he's nursing an ankle injury) for the Los Angeles Galaxy in a sold-out friendly with Chelsea (of the English Premier League). Chelsea won, 1-nil, on the strength of a beautiful goal off of both posts by their captain, Jon Terry. Moments later, Landon Donovan missed a sitter that would have tied it, when he sent a wide-open header from near the penalty spot about a mile too high.

Also in the City of Angels, Nathan (my eldest, 16) coached youth soccer camps the last couple of weeks with the Southern California Seahorses, a Christian ministry with a competitive team in the Pacific Developmental League. It was a good way to have at least one member of the family with me as I spent two weeks taking classes at Biola University.

The bigger news yet is that Nate has been invited to go with the Seahorses to Peru next month on a missions trip! This is exciting stuff, the kind of opportunity we've been desiring for him. It will be a great chance to share both his love of Christ and his passion for soccer. It's come on short notice, though, and he'll be scrambling to raise support. Feel free to contact me ( if you want to learn more or to support Nathan financially or in prayer.

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