Late last year, Soccer Chaplains United received a “random” email:
Hi !! I would like to have a address where I can donate my new cleats. I want them to go to someone who love soccer but special love Jesus like I do. Please send me the address where I can mail Them.
I say “random” because although we have invited donations of soccer equipment from individuals, 99.9% comes through bigger organizations like soccer teams and clubs. It is the rare occasion that we receive a donation like this.
Probing further for a story or for information on this act of generosity, we received the next message,
I’m 16 years old and I play soccer I’m from USA but God open a door for me to play in Barcelona. I’m here in Florida for the holiday but in January I will be back to Barcelona to continue my dream to become a professional soccer player (keep me in your prayers) I have this cleats for 2 months but I will get new ones and I want this cleats to go to special boy who has a dream just like me.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, after receiving the cleats, I was having a coffee conversation with Valor Christian and John Brown alum, Conor Georgopulous. Conor works with Missionary Athletes International in Chicago and is getting ready to lead a team on an international trip. The more we talked, the more it seemed that maybe the “special” person that these special shoes may be part of Conor’s team.
Stay tuned to this story throughout 2020 as we discover where and for whom God intends this special pair of shoes.
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