Take me out to the ballgame!


Today we had an amazing day full of fun games, service, and good conversations. After another amazing breakfast of oatmeal, eggs, and yogurt, we started our morning off with a devotional led by our amazing Poetice staff, Courteney and Seth, who are both Hope College alums. It was great to discuss how to live out our faith within our sports and our teams. During the rest of the morning, we helped finish the softball field by spreading sand and marking out the infield. It was such an amazing experience to be able to help Poetice with their sports complex as we know it will impact the community surrounding their base. We then got the chance to break in the field by playing the first softball game which included Poetice staff, their families, and our Hope SEED team. We even had an audience show up for the game – it was a big deal! The game ended in a tie which was best case scenario but it left some of our competitive spirits feeling unsatisfied. This of course meant we had to follow up with a volleyball tournament. Prior to the tournament we ate a delicious lunch of rice, sausage, and apples and had some fun conversations including conspiracy theories…is the earth flat? The volleyball tournament was filled with lots of laughs and competitive spirits. SO MUCH FUN! 😀 The lovely Poetice staff surprised us with a treat by taking us into town and buying us all ice cream <3. Dessert before dinner is always the best way to go. Dinner was amazing per usual, chili with rice and bread, YUM! Finally our night ended with our daily debrief as a team, including lots of fun conversations. Our team also got a chance to play hot seat with Seth, Violet, Meg, and Courteney. We loved getting to know some of the staff better. We’re now ending the night playing taco, cat, goat, cheese, pizza. We’re excited for tomorrow to continue growing our relationships within our team, the Poetice staff, and the community. Tune in tomorrow for an update about the soccer game and volleyball game!

Beep beep boop boop bye bye,
Sophia and Jonathan

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