Update from the Deitering Family!
Dear friends and family,
Hope you are all having a great summer! We are blessed to have some great volunteers and dear friends here with us this month. Jim and Pam Leininger have come to stay two weeks. (Jim was a long-time Ayersville coach for you Ohioans out there.) Among the things they have done here are the following: given Kevin and I a much needed break “just us” to our favorite get-away in the mountains, Jim has coached the first week of our summer baseball program in Archidona and Tena, Pam has done countless loads of our dirty laundry and helped me feed the always hungry men-folk. Our kids have been loved-on and encouraged. Tim Yesner is another baseball coach that has generously given us a month of his summer to work with the kids. They love him, and you can see the older ones especially drawn to him. As these guys work with the players they are setting a godly example of what men should be. Pray that the devotion time they share will bear fruit in their lives.
News Flash! We have branched out beyond baseball and are now offering soccer for boys and girls. It's the favorite sport by far here, but it needs to go a long way to be an organized sport for the kids in our town. And as far as soccer for girls; that is virtually unheard of. We have had a great time getting to know new kids and we have been blessed with a good coach to work with them. We are starting small and hoping to grow.
And that brings up our next subject: in hoping to branch out into other sports, we realize we need the coaching help. Kevin wants to delegate the coaching work to qualified guys who have good reputations and a willingness to work with kids. That will free him to do more of the administrative work and look for more opportunities. We also want to be more involved in our local church as there are countless things to be done in the areas of teaching and counseling.
Pray that we have wisdom and strength for these active days. And thank the Lord with us that we've been blessed with friends that come alongside to help. Thank you for your kindness over the years, we know how much your support and prayers are helping daily.
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