Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14--AmandaEve Wigglesworth

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The big excitement today was the beginning of the “Hogar World Cup”. Six children from each group on the Tren de Chocolate formed a team and got color-coded jerseys. The children take this competition very seriously, so there was lots of anticipation, excitement, and cheering.

The first game was San Marcos versus San Mateo. After two 15 minute periods, the teams were tied 3-3. This led into double overtime (each overtime was 5 minutes) followed by a shoot out. After a few moments of suspense, San Marcos won 3(6)-3(5).

The second game was San Juan versus San Lucas. San Juan started the game with a bang by scoring two goals during the first couple of minutes of play. However, San Lucas made a comeback and won the game 3-5.

The competition will finish on Friday (weather permitting) when the winners will battle for first and second place, and the other two teams will play for third and fourth place.

A highlight for both the missionaries and the children was when Father John prepared and explained the proskemedia service (the service for the preparation of holy communion) in the nave. This was the first time some of the team members had ever seen the proskemedia service and were very thankful to experience it.

(The photo above was a teaching session of the same in the bakery.)

We are enjoying the children very much. They are delightful to interact with and so open to giving and receiving love. We are all exhausted by the end of each day, so it has been difficult to journal with any regularity or depth, but we each have so many good stories to share with each other during our evening meetings.

AmandaEve Wigglesworth

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