Today, I refereed my last soccer game at North Fort Myers. I have been affiliated with that league off and on since our oldest was around 5. He turns 31 on Sunday. It was hard saying goodbye to those I have known for many years and worked with closely these last five years. We are excited about what is ahead of us, but sad to see some things come to an end.
Refereeing soccer is something we have enjoyed doing for many years. There was a time when soccer consumed our lives. We have made many friends through the years and hopefully touched many lives through soccer. It has been a hobby, a ministry, and an outlet for us.
But the call on our lives to go to Ecuador is strong. If it means I never referee another soccer game or teach another referee class, that is okay. We will miss the refereeing, but we do not regret our choice to obey the call. We know that God will have other ministries in store for us that will be just as enjoyable and fulfilling if not more so. God's plan is perfect.