I have, obviously, been loving the World Cup. I love the beautiful game. The roar of victory. The almost heart attacks while watching the U.S. play, while at work. The fact that there IS more to life than soccer, because of Jesus! I don’t know if you know this, but the U.S. goalkeeper, Tim Howard, is a Christian. As is famous Brazilian player, Kaka. Here are some links that really encouraged me:
http://www.timhowardstory.com/ (He is involved – or was – in Athletes in Action: Soccer)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaká (I wasn’t able to find an official site…but check out the bottom on Personal Life!).
There are many other Christian soccer players (http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=33192&ref=BPNews-RSSFeed0621; http://worldsoccerjourneys.com/world-cup/christian-athletes/; http://www.beyondtheultimate.org/) on the U.S. Men’s National Team and other countries’ teams but I wanted to say I’m encouraged by all you athletes who play for Christ and to make Him known.