Where to begin? First off this city is so beautiful and so unique! The soccer camp is growing by the day. The team has had many interesting meals, laughs and blessings through the ministry of soccer. Through all the struggles with language barriers and health issues everyone has played through with great attitudes.
I’m excited to say that the city of Melilla is so unique and rich in history. Today we spent some time with our guest house host Carol and toured the old city which was good for our tired legs. The city was built up around a fort and flourished shortly after its start, but the cool thing is how proud the people are of their heritage.
Interacting with the nationals here has been a fun challenge as well. Yesterday we ate all by ourselves which meant we had to order and pay en Espanol. Of course Spain just won the 2012 Euro cup so all the kids are running around with their jerseys on during the camp and we can relate to them through the passion we share for the sport of football, which just goes to show our whole team that love is the same in every language and God can break any barrier if we are willing to trust him and allow his light to shine in us. We hope and pray that Juan, the coach, gets an opportunity to share the gospel with them.
Ky’s mantra for this trip is “do your best and let God do the rest.” God has already proved this to us and we have to be uncomfortable hot and tired at times, but we hope that it is for the furthering of His kingdom for His glory and not our own. We are so thankful to be a part of the work that God is doing in Melilla.
Thank you for your prayers and continual support. We look forward to sharing as the days continue. Again please pray for physical strength and endurance for the team members especially for Kyra as she battles asthma and cold like symptoms.