we are hoping to do some international traveling with our rhinos this year. the JV boys have been invited to play in a tournament in honduras, and we're praying for the possibility of taking the varsity boys to the US.
as we prepare for these opportunities, we are working hard to obtain paperwork on all the boys, so that we can get their passports, etc. in doing so, some of the reminders of the injustices of poverty are rearing their ugly heads.
some boys don't have parents. some do but they don't have legal documents saying they are guatemalan citizens. some have absent parents in other places who are impossible to track down. others have dads living right around the corner who don't even claim their kid.
some have parents who are permanently bedridden so they can't go to the necessary places to get paperwork done. and the most recent example from today, one isn't even sure which guy his dad really is. after seeing the father's name on his birth certificate he told us, "i know that guy, but he's not my dad."
one by one, we will get to the bottom of each case. and as we do so, God reminds us what a blessing it is to be a part of the healing process, and correcting process, of the many wrongs that these boys have endured in their lives.
what a blessing it is to be a part of raising up the next generation of leaders in Buena Vista.