Sunday, June 11, 2006

World Cup and the Fight against Amoebas

Hello everyone once again. I know it's been a few days since the last post and it's been that way for good reason. The first is that the World Cup has started, otherwise known as the world's greatest soccer fiesta. The second reason was our fight against amoebas...we fought with them and they won. We're ok now, but we sure weren't Thurs. night. I guess we picked them up at the coast. Other than getting the amoebas, we really had a great time at the coast. The beach and seafood were really nice. We also got to go body-surfing and that was really nice (I think that is what you call it?) The best news is that World Cup has started and Ecuador won a really important game yesterday against Poland, 2-0. England also won their game 1-0 and the USA is yet to play. These three, the US, Ecuador, and England are my three main teams. By the way, you can write this down, my prediction is that England will win it all. I also like some of the other Latin American teams and African teams. Let the footballfest continue!! I guess this is all for now. Here are a couple of pictures for now, I hope to put some on later from our trip to the coast.
This first one is from one of the schools in Yaroqui where the volunteer team hosted a kids carnival. There were over 1200 kids there. This is a picture of them getting organized before the carnival.
This next picture is of a painting of the national shield or seal of Ecuador and is on here in honor of Ecuador's victory over Poland. We met this guy as he was finishing work on this mural.
Psalm 125:2-'As the mountains surround Jerusalem (the valley in our case), so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.' This verse was a just a reminder about the constant presence of God and had a message that has encouraged us the last couple of weeks and we hope it does the same for you. We are not alone or forsaken. This picture is a visual for this verse and this is the view we have from our living room, dining room, and the top of our house.

2 Comments:

Blogger Spencer said...

Ecuador may have beat the Poles but they don't stand a chance against Germany, especially with Ballack back. And England didn't look all that hot against Paraguay. You better hope Rooney makes a big difference. I had England as likely to win too, but after that first game I'm not so sure. OF your three sides the US may actually end up with the best shot.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Arnold Austin Jr said...

You call that a post Spencer? Sounds like German spam to me. LOL

There's still a lot of games to be played

4:51 PM  

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