AIA Men's Soccer Spain
The second day of training for the AIA Men’s soccer Spain trip went very well. Commencing the day, we had a devotional discussing the Great Commission, and the significance it bears in our lives. Following that we had a training session where we worked through some formations and tactics.
The afternoon consisted of some personal testimony practice, along with discussing the second AIA principle, which is motivation. To clarify, motivation is referring to our personal motivations as athletes and humans in sport and everyday life. Essentially, are we living to glorify ourselves, or to glorify our God and creator? We were blessed afterward to receive a meal and time of worship from a local church in Xenia.
To end the day with a bang, we won our first soccer match of the trip against a local club team. We played a little different than normal, in order to help us continue to learn to work well together as a team. In explanation, we played three thirty minute periods, and gave on call free kicks to both sides. The most encouraging aspect of the game was the attitude of all of our players, as it was clear that each and every person was not playing for themselves today. While such a victory is exciting, and we hope to win our games in Spain, we remain true to the fact that we are traveling to spread the Gospel to the people of Spain and glorify God in doing so.
-Joel for the Team
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