Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

19 November 2014

#SomosCelestes ♥

We thoroughly enjoyed a (much-needed!) family outing three blocks away at the Estadio Centenario, watching our beloved Celeste engage in a friendly match against Costa Rica last Thursday.
¡Arriba URUGUAY!
We went early and enjoyed the late afternoon sun, watching part of the match the “Sub-20” team was playing. The weather was perfect with just enough of a cool breeze to add comfort.
¡Más hincha que ésta, casi imposible!
 Our Little Charrúa Princess is an avid fan – hard to beat!
“Let me go! Let me go!
We met up with a group of pastors who were in town for the second block course offered by FEBU.

Two of our FEBU students joined us later.

It was a wonderful evening. So many highlights!

Hearing the warmth of the clapping as the team was announced, especially for Suárez and Cavani. Of special significance was the fact that this was Suárez’s first time back in our stadium since this past winters World Cup! 
Both Suárez and Cavani scored!
Seeing our favorites “up-close” (i.e. getting some close-up pictures with my Canon PowerShot SX500 IS – one of our best deals ever from Sams Club!)

Seeing Cavani lift his arms in his trademark posture of prayer, right before kick-off.
The picture is blurry, but I’m thankful to have caught the moment...
Seeing Cavani kneel momentarily, immediately after scoring – hands folded, clasped to his forehead – giving thanks publicly to God. You have to put this into its cultural context: This is not the Baptist South. Uruguay is known as #1 in “atheism” and “agnosticism” in South America. Public displays of faith are not “in vogue” but come from real conviction and courage. I pray more than ever for Cavani, who professes to be my brother in Christ...
We tied 3-3 and ended 7-6 after penalty kicks. It was a thrilling match! (And we’re also happy about our 2-1 victory over Chile – in Chile – last night!)
SO thankful that our Celeste is one of the many things our Good Shepherd gives us richly to enjoy!

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