I suppose that if you are here reading my blog that you probably already know that I am taking football players and coaches with me to Portugal next month. (If you haven't read how I ended up with my own football team you really should read this post How I ended up with my own football team! We'll be working with the Lumberjacks football team.
Plans are coming along great. My team has worked on football things and we have talked about how there are some great parallels between football and living life as a follower of Jesus Christ. And I've already become "friends" on Facebook with one of the Lumberjack's players.
I am learning - well, no, let's just say I'm reading - a new foreign language. No. Not Portuguese. Eu falo bastante Português para minha viagem para Porto. Na verdade, eu diria que o Português é mais fácil de aprender do que jargão do futebol americano.
For example - here are the titles of some of the videos I could watch as I prepare to go to Portugal.
"Defending the Wing-T out of the 3-4"
"GJHS No huddle power pistol"
"Transitioning From Under Center to the Gun in the Wing-T Buck Sweep Package"
Sério? Português é muito mais fácil de entender.
Now all I need to finish getting ready for my trip is to find some good rainwear. This is the rainy season in Portugal! Oh my!