LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga.- The Covenant College Men's Soccer team left campus on Thursday, August 2nd for a soccer missions trip to the Cayman Islands. The team arrived on campus three days before leaving in order to prepare as a team for the trip ahead. During this time they were able to meet with the new Covenant College President Derek Halvorson, who, as seen in the picture, addressed the team the evening before their Thursday morning departure from the Chattanooga airport.
During their trip, the Scots will be playing teams from the Cayman Islands in preparation for their upcoming season. Junior Garrison Dale will be sending updates about the team as they spend time with the native people and seek to share the Gospel on and off the field. Below Dale writes about the first day of the trip and the team's plans for the week. More updates will follow throughout the week.
Cayman Islands Trip Update from Friday, August 3, 2012:
The Covenant Scots Men's Soccer team arrived safely in the Cayman Islands after an early morning departure from the Chattanooga airport on Thursday. The Scots are looking forward to playing teams from the island (including two games against the Cayman U-23 national team), practicing in preparation for their regular season, and sharing the Gospel with residents and vacationers on the island. Each day the players are given time after lunch to build relationships with local shop owners, vacationers on the beach, anyone, hoping that God will open the door for chances to share the Gospel. The team will also be ministering to young soccer players on the island by opening their Saturday morning training session to local youth. The team's first game is on Saturday night against the U-23 national squad. So far, God has provided safety for the players in training, allowed the team to eat some great meals together, and opened the door for the Gospel to go out. The Cayman Islands are beautiful and God is good.