Saturday, October 4, 2014

Soccer Fever! (A Community Project)

We've been working on a couple new community projects over the last few weeks, and I'm excited to share the first one with you today!

A few months ago, a young man who is a part of our church, Tonecas, came to Scott and told him that he had started coaching a neighborhood soccer team, both girls and boys, and that he'd named the team 'Followers of Christ' in Portuguese, the name of our church. He also asked that Scott would help him, especially with devotionals at the beginning of the games.

We decided that this was a wonderful opportunity for The ECHO Project to get involved in our community. These soccer teams are a great way to not only keep the kids off the streets, but to teach them values like teamwork, commitment, and self esteem. Scott and David have been working with Tonecas to help him be able to lead the team spiritually as well.

One of the things the kids didn't have were uniforms, so we arranged for uniforms to be made and recently gave them out to the kids. They were ecstatic!

The kids in these photos are only part of the team. There are about 30 boys and 30 girls.

If you would like to give specifically toward the cost of the uniforms through The ECHO Project, please visit our donation page. We need to raise $950 to cover the 60 uniforms, three track suits for the coaches, and bags. Five soccer balls the teams socks have already been donated. We are also needing to buy a first aid kit and water bottles.

We'll be sharing soon about a second community project that we are starting out in the villages to minister to those in need.

Thanks for helping us make a difference in the lives of individuals!!