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The REAL Football

The main thing the kids have enjoyed about our home assignment has been the youth group at church. The kids there have welcomed them with open arms and really made them feel at home and accepted. The other thing that has been good for all of us is our Life Group. They were the only kids in the group, but they really opened up and shared things that they might not have with just their parents. We really saw some spiritual maturity in their lives that we are excited about.

We've also been blessed this time around staying at MRF (Missionary Retreat Fellowship) because there have been a good number of teens staying here or nearby. One of their favorite activities now that it's warm is soccer. Before they got busy studying for finals, most evenings would find a group of them in the field playing soccer.

Soccer, known as football in every country in the rest of the world, is a great game involving endurance and skill. It is a game truly played with the feet and not with the hands as the game known as Americna football is played. In case you didn't know, the world presently is involved in a tournament known as World Cup Football, taking place in Germany. Daniel and Suzanne are in grief because we don't have cable TV and the stations we get don't air such an important event as World Cup Football. Get this, in Niger we get one, count it, one station. That station will televise every single game in the World Cup.

Hey, Natalie, remember when we watched the World Cup in the Gambia..."Eat football, sleep football, drink CocaCola."

Oh well, I do like a good football (as the rest of the world calls it) game, but I guess it's not to be this time around.