Many of us grew up being part of soccer leagues, little league or going to sports camps. It wasn’t such a big deal. However, for the boys growing up in the orphanages in Seoul, it’s not something they get to experience. However, in July, Jerusalem Ministry holds a soccer camp for boys from the different orphanages in Seoul. They get to wear fancy new uniforms and soccer cleats. They get a coach and play in a soccer tournament. It’s something that many of them look forward to all year.
This year, the soccer camp is taking place from July 18-20th. It will be on the Yongsan military base. They are hoping to get about 40 volunteers and 44 students to participate. They are also looking for organizations that are interested in helping sponsor this camp as well. A few years ago, Smokey’s Saloon (burger place) sponsored a dinner for the winning team and coaches!
Even though both Melody and I will be back home in the States, we hope to spread the word about this camp! This is a great chance to get involved in this organization especially if you enjoy soccer and are interested in coaching a team. I know you will have an amazing time with these incredible kids! For more information, please go to their website. Here is a video from last year’s camp!