It's soccer season again for the high school girls,
and Amy and Elise are enjoying the challenge of being back on the field.
We are so thankful for their great coaches,
and for this opportunity, even as part-time students, to be a part of the team!
|praying together before a game|
Because the Filipino school year ends in March,
the soccer season is a short one for these young ladies.
By the end of March all of the local competing schools
are out on summer vacation.
|Amy on defense|
That means it's an intense time of preparation and lots of games condensed into about 9 weeks.
|Elise on defence|
Both Elise and Amy have had some minor injuries this season,
requiring frustrating time resting on the bench.
But even in that there are important lessons to be learned.
(Like how to make a DIY ice pack! -
Leave it to Amy to track down a way to make one out of common household stuff!)
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.