A Special Uganda Soccer Friday Feet Edition :: Part 1

I just couldn’t figure out how to eliminate some of these photos so I am going to just do a special two part version of my Friday Feet post. Because we are basically a day ahead these images (except for the one above) were taken yesterday when we went to St. Francis College to play football with the “kids”. These actually ended up not being kids but 17-24 year olds that have lived and breathed soccer-football since they were born.

I never could have imagined how we would be able to connect with the kids and these guys at St Francis and other places just by setting down some goals and bringing a bag of soccer balls. People came from all over the place to play soccer with the Mzungus (the white people), not just from the local schools but from all over the city. From what I hear they are putting together a team in Buloba to play our guys some 4 full 90 minute games over Saturday and Sunday afternoon. It has been so amazing to see doors being opened by God that probably never would have been before just because of a common language of a soccer game. It has never mattered that we don’t speak the same language when the soccer game is the connection.

I have a ton of images I want to post but for today I’m going to do my traditional feet post but I can’t wait to post others. Earlier today we went to Buloba and put up rain catch systems for some “houses”, which needs it’s own post. The rain catch systems are vital and one house we installed I saw a 65+ year old lady carry a 50 LITER container of water by herself that both Jason and I had trouble lifting (we did carry it for her, that was too much to watch). Tomorrow we are headed back to Buloba for Center Day, which is when all the sponsor kids from all the schools come to Buloba Church for a meal and bible study and other things. I’m REALLY looking forward to finally getting to meet Jonaita, our sponsor child. Stay turned for part 2, sorry the pics might take a while to load but I am doing this on a cell connection from African lol.

This first post is from the soccer field when this enormous storm came and no body was going to leave. The only reason they stopped playing was because there was pretty strong lightning around the field. The second post coming up is just feet, that’s it. I wish I had taken a photo of the guys from Buloba who played with no shoes on. Some even played with flip flops (and were great).

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