basketball coaching update…

basketball1Last night we began the 1st of 4 home games that will help draw our middle school basketball season to a close with only 1 road game remaining after them.  This season has definitely been a learning experience on everything from working as a coach to learning how to work with the many emotional and maturity states that you can find a middle schooler in.  God has definitely been good to us and helped watch over Scott and I as we work with the students.  This week we had one of our students collapse after a game and need to be taken to the hospital for some treatment.  Thankfully the students was just dehydrated and needed to work on eating better foods and more of them.  We are also thankful for the safety God gave Scott and our student as they went to the hospital and back and for safety as I helped get the other teammates home.

Our team has shrunk over the season for a variety of reasons, but last night as we coached them it was exciting to see the guys who have stuck it out and how most of them are really starting to gel as a team.  We don’t have as many players as most of our competition but for the most parts our guys are  playing their hearts out and starting to really play good basketball.  Last night our 7th grade team won their second 7th grade game in a row, which is huge for us.

As our season come to a close over the next week and a half, please pray for Scott and I as we seek to leave a lasting impression on these boys that will hopefully lead them to Christ.  Pray that opportunities to share Christ verbally will occur and that in every situation our lives will reflect the love of Christ to our boys.  And lastly, thank you so much for all your prayers over the course of this season!

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