WEC is leading the AAF Senior soccer team now...for the past several months. They are preparing for a match on Sunday. Last Saturday evening a showed up at practice, just moments after arriving in Pasbwadòm.
The team was ready to get to work for WEC, present and motivated. They launched into a series of physical training exercises with the equipment AAF provides. It was quiet and serious, but with the laughter of young men enjoying what they are doing. At one point WEC whistled for a three minute break. The team efficiently helped itself to juice from a thermos and bread from a bag...with no tension and no one left out. After the three minutes, they were back on the field working on schemes and plans.
WEC is a quiet leader. The guys seem to be united with him. After practice yesterday there was a problem. One of the players had complained about who was chosen for a certain position. He has used language unacceptable. A captain reported it to WEC, who addressed it well. He waited for the guilty party to apologize. It took a minute, but he did it. A team is a family, and love must reign. The mood lightened dramatically after that apology. I noticed several older players who were proud of the progress the team had made functioning together. I was proud of them as well.
AAF is presenting Christ to soccer players in a rural Haitian community...one practice at a time.
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Missionary in Haiti.