I officially have pieces of my heart scattered all over the globe. When I look back across my travels I see a little plywood house in Ensenada with a neighborhood of kids who love soccer, a quiet seminary campus in the heart of Lima, a small shop-owner on a warm beach in the D.R., a Saturday of summer chores in Jalisco, and the biggest family you ever did see at la reunion in Chile.
I have friends from around the world who’ve touched my heart and taken a piece back home with them to Japan, Germany, Spain, and Saudi Arabia. And I’ve got teammates living in almost every state of the Union.
Sometimes I wonder why.
We lost! It was very sad. But there is a small chance that Chile could still play in the World Cup, so we will hope for their next game to be better.
Today was a stressful day for me.
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Today we got to put our training from yesterday to good use with two outreach events. First, we went to the soccer school to play soccer with the local kids. This was interesting because at first they did not want to mix teams. They wanted to play Chilenos vs Americanos, but we asked them to teach us and they came around.