Well, everyone has made it safely to Peru!
Yesterday we had a great first day with the entire team. The morning got off to a tiny bit of a late start but we finally all got to Don Mamino's for breakfast. During breakfast Shaun and Pablo presented the team with a little surprise. They have been working hard to find a company that would make new warm ups for the guys, and God blessed us with two gentlemen from a company who sponsored the team! They made new warm ups and two sets of basketball uniforms (and also gave them each a t-shirt) all for completely FREE!
After breakfast the team headed to their first press conference. There were several TV stations, newspapers and other media sources that came. We spent the rest of the morning there as the team explained why they are in Peru, what events they will be going to and what they hope to accomplish while they are here. They then opened the floor for questions and there were some great questions that allowed the team to share the name of Christ in their lives. It's so exciting to know that this press conference will be shown on National television! Who knows how God will choose to move in ways we will never know!
The team meets before going into the press conference
A representative from the US Embassy came to sing the National Anthem!
Lots of Media attended
Jake translates questions for the team
The Team poses for a newspaper picture
Lots of pictures with the public
And lots of autographs!
After the Press Conference, the team went out to a late lunch and then to Naval for a team practice. It was a great day and who knows what kinds of opportunities will arise (during this trip or future trips) because of the press conference.
Make sure you check out all of the updated pictures: East Texas Champions Peru Tour 2010
Today the team will be in Chincha all day! Specific Prayer requests for today:
- Safe travels to, from and in Chincha
- Time with Pastor Alejandro's church
- Prayers against sickness as the players adjust to the different food/weather
- Safety during their first game
- Many opportunities to minister and share the love of Jesus
- We will also be finalizing the reservations for the Chincha Building team that is coming in a few weeks! Prayers for their team as they are preparing to come to Peru soon!
Update on Chincha coming soon!