Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Israel Plays Maranatha Baptist Bible College

This post is another one for the guys.  But since the males far outnumber the females in our home, it is natural that "guy-stuff" would end up on this blog from time to time.  And that's okay with me.  After all, I was a high-school cheerleader for three years in our Christian school, so I do enjoy the excitement of a good game.

You can read the official story of the game on the Jerusalem Post by clicking here.  Five years ago, the first local league in Israel was launched, and this was their first time to play an international team.  Israel lost 49-6, but it was exciting to watch their enthusiasm for the game.  Maranatha Baptist Bible College from Watertown, Wisconsin, brought a team of 27 to Israel, including players and coaches.  It was a lot of fun for our family to meet both teams, and our children were torn as to whom to cheer for.  Hmmm... when you are an American living in Israel, where do your loyalties lie at a football game?  I think the kids finally decided to cheer both teams on, and they had a great night being a part of something historic for Israel.

{Below} Nate's favorite vantage point
Film crews were present at the game, and I was approached by a man who let me know that Davey ended up in some of his pre-game filming.  He wanted to know if I could sign a release form with my permission allowing the clip where Davey was present to go on television.  Ummm, yes, please!  Can I fill in the blanks with capital letters?  It really made Davey's day when he found out!
Davey was privileged to be "water boy" for the American team, and our whole family was happy to see Israel make history!


  1. That is awesome! So fun for your kids! You know our situation here with the football so we are excited for your family to have this opportunity. :)Funny to me that it was Maranatha Baptist Bible College! :)

  2. Praying for you as you finish your month in Israel. It sounds like your time has been blessed by God. May the Lord continue to guide you and use you where ever He leads you. Love you!

  3. How fun!! Our niece is actually attending that college! :) My hubby is from that neck of the woods.

  4. What a great opportunity! Such wonderful memories your kids have made there. And you, too. :)
    Praying for you today...

  5. How exciting! Are you sure your children are going to want to return home? :)

  6. Wow, God is so good. He even allowed some fun and football for the boys too. Love the post and pictures.

  7. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you for sharing. It is always an encouragement to me to hear of God's blessing to you all. I will be praying for your family!

    In the service of the King,
    Is. 6:8

    [I picked you up off the Shull's blog; we are friends with them:)]

  8. How fun! When I saw the title of your post in my reader, I thought surely there was more than one MBBC. But no! I played volleyball against MBBC in college for 4 year (I graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering). And one of my cousins attended there for a while. Small world!!! :-)

    Love the photo of Davey on the fence too!

  9. That is SO NEATO FRITO CHILI PIE!!! hehe ;D Cool Beans!!! :D


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