During my visits to the schools in Niger I wanted to give them something that would fill them with lasting joy. I decided on giving each school a couple of soccer balls. During the picture time a boy kept coming up to me smiling, making eye contact and politely speaking in French. He was so persistent that I asked Coleen to translate. He was thanking me for the soccer ball. He saw me give it to his principle and wanted to express his gratitude. Every time I watch my son play soccer I will think of the boys and girls playing soccer in Niger. All of us are being filled with joy through a soccer ball.
Pastor James York