|coach ruiz and marshall talking to jake in the locker room|
when we left for guatemala 9 years ago, Jake had just turned 7. but even at that young age, we knew he was a gifted athlete. it actually broke my heart to take him out of basketball and baseball, knowing that he would not be able to play those sports in guatemala!
|JU athletic departement weight room|
|jake with coaches leiva, marshall and ruiz|
he'll live only a few minutes away from his sisters, and not far from his grandparents and other family and friends. we could not feel more blessed. considering how we thought we were sacrificing Jake's sports career when we moved, this is one of those moments where we praise God for his matthew 6:33 promise: "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."