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Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Lipscomb women's soccer team is spending spring break in El Salvador and freshman Emily Shuler checks in from the trip with an update from the arrival.
Ah! We made it! There are honestly so many amazing things about this place! As we drove in from the airport there was a monument made of Jesus and it was beautiful! I wish I had a picture of it! It is made of metal, but more specifically it is made from melted rifles that were used in the horrible civil war that overcame the country years ago. Also, fun fact, the original name for El Salvador is a word that traslates to english as "the place of beautiful things" and it is indeed a place of BEAUTIFUL things.
I am in love with this place and it is only the first day! Also, we got to drink from coconuts so that was pretty neat. It doesn´t quite taste like I thought it would, but still yummy.
Most of us are pretty tired from the trip, so we are laying low tonight so we can rest up and be our best for the soccer clinic tomorrow! However, we still went out to a field just around the corner (soccer fields are everywhere here) and played. It was a battle of the sexes as the men team leaders and local El Salvadorian friends teamed up to play a pick up game, and the ladies just did what we do best. Needless to say, the girls won.
I honestly can´t wait for all the great things coming up ahead!
Keep praying for all the adventure to come!! Love you all!