Saturday, January 3, 2009

High Power Soccer in Spanish

We were able to start a new program called High Power Soccer - Futbol de Alto Poder -- an Awana program for a Vacation Bible School type program in Catamayo, Ecuador. Catamayo is in the Southern part of Ecuador near Loja. The program teaches soccer skills (of which I have none) and give an evangelistic lesson each day.

A workteam from Verndale Alliance Church in Minnesota came Mid November to help do some construction. While there we decided for them to try out this new program. The pastor expected about 20 children to participate but did go to a local school and promoted the program.

At the end of the week there were over 150 children who were participating many of whom made professions of faith. The neighborhood was thrilled with the program and has allowed the church to paint the Awana game square on the community ball court. Over 50 children are attending the Awana club weekly now.