Thursday, 23 May 2013

MBC CUP of MISSIONS


With superb weather conditions – thank the Lord - It all went well and we had close to 100 players! With their friends and families it was a good turnout. Ajax Fives Futbol provided the facility and thanks to Marc Viljoen who guided me through the process of hosting our first tournament. There was a jumping castle sponsored by Remax Properties Table View. Katie Louwrens did face painting for all the kids and Arthur Eiseb marched the kids around the fields with drums for Jesus!
There was a great food tent with free drinks and Apostle Ike Ibeh sponsored an energy drink. Pastor Louw Haasbroek did a great job braaiing the Boerewors! Apostle Ike’s Nigerian team he entered got into the finals for the CUP. 36 Matches were played and Teacher Neil Lombard excelled at the admin side of things carefully logging each match and finding anomalies in the Tournament spreadsheets! The trophy and plate with medals worked as prizes aided by the donation of UMBRO of 10 mini soccer balls obtained with the help of Sharon Everett.  A lady also donated 40 caps that went out to the winners. All players received a Boerewors rolls thanks to OK Foods Melkbosstrand, plus an energy drink. Apostle Leigh and Eric Collins refereed for 4 hours!
Pastor Billy announced each game and handled the event well. I roamed and greeted people, thanked sponsors and got a few games in. Notable for me was how people got their work colleagues to come and play. Pastor Derrick David’s idea of hosting a soccer tournament proved to work. Ethan got most of his Sunningdale team to play for him and they did well as the youngest team, Ethan scored 6 goals! I connected with Voltaire Engelbrecht’s team and played goalie for him and later striker with him. Many of the Harvester Cape Town members did their best but the African teams were quite serious! Pastor Joseph Mutukulu’s Team  from Harvester Parow won the plate and Pastor Blaise Kapep from Grace a la Grace Church (MBC satellite) won the cup. They had a league team in their church and cleaned out the opponents) The cup meant so much to them we let them keep it till next year  as I know their Pastor Thierry and his wife Veve (Former MBC Student.) What we all realized was the value of working as a team, no one was too tired afterwards and we also got to know our African network friends in Cape Town. Everyone wants to do it again and Pastor Billy says we raised enough to put another MBC student through Full time Training for a year! Praise God! Glory to Jesus!
Can’t wait for next year’s MBC CUP of MISSIONS when we aim to regain the CUP!  
Ready! Eric Signals the start of one 36 matches!

Faces Painted by Katie Louwrens - thanks Kaite!

Thanks to Lisa at PG Glass for the awesome trophy!

Finals! 

Lezaan Visagie captured some good action shots - thanks Lezaan!

Apostle Leigh has many skills!

Ethan contests

Daniel Louw focusses for the Youth Team

Harvester's Band of Brothers share a laugh

Pastor Derrick initiated the MBC CUP

I love running after a ball!

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