Monday, April 15, 2013
P-Day Soccer Game
Monday Elder Hezseltine was invited to play soccer with the missionaries
as part of their P-Day activities. I thought P-Day stood for Play Day
but I was corrected and told it is Preparation Day. Not sure how soccer
plays into that! Elder Hezseltine played half the game and then found some new friends.
It was a community affair. It involved the
missionaries from several districts, members from the Duala Branch and
the community. Lots of people showed up to play 1 1/2 hours late -
Mormon standard time coupled with African time. Vendors came to sell
water, treats and homemade food. It truly was a party.
The game was played on a regulation size field with goal posts cemented in the ground
and a referee with a whistle. This was serious. The field as you can
see in the pictures was dirt, weeds and pretty rough.
There were tons of children watching and waiting to get out on the field
at half time and at the end of the game.