Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Host Family

This last week was very busy with Memorial Day and the weekend. Cousin Tim decide to make the trek up from Peoria, IL to come hangout with his friend and watch my game. We tied 0-0.

The last week has taught me a lot about myself. I have found out that I need to be in better shape and play better in soccer. I talked to my coach and he wants to play me at left forward this weekend. We will see if that happens.

On Memorial Day we had practice which was long and hard. We then had some people over to my host families house for a BBQ and to hangout. It was fun. We played some game in the lawn which was fun but I don't remember the name of it.

The picture is of my host sister and brother. Their names are Sara and Josh.

This upcoming weekend we go to Harrisburg, PA for a game that should be our first real challenge. I am hoping to start.

Have a great day and God bless,


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Monday, May 21, 2007


I had a very eventful week. This was the first full week living with my host family. It has been eventful. We have played everything from four square to basketball. The picture is of me signing autographs at a camp we did on Friday night in Bay Village. It is the coolest city I have been to while in Cleveland. It is right on Lake Erie. It has a unique little beach with a light house right next to it. I have a few photos so I will try to put a few up.

We also had our first home game on Saturday. We are expecting a sellout but it rained. We won 3-2. I got a play about 25 minutes and was able to make an impact on the game. I am hoping to get more playing time in our next game. We will have to see how practice and everything goes.

I do not know how many of you know this but I am working with Pro-Soccer-Ministries while I am out here. We are going through a series of videos from They are used in a lot of corporate companies right now but are bases on Biblical teaching. They are really awesome. They were created by the former CEO of Gallup and he is a Christian. They are compelling and go against typical corporate teaching. Check them out....

I have a few prayer request. I have had a great job offer and I am praying that if God wants me to take that position that He would keep it open until I am done in September. Also please pray that I can keep my focus on what is important and let me be a positive influence for my teammates and my host family.



Monday, May 14, 2007

The past week I have been super busy. I finally found out what my schedule will be like for the entire summer. I have Bible studies twice a week and they are intense. I love them. We have been working with the Salvation army downtown on a few project sites to bring an after school progam to some under privilege children. We have been able to every week bring a message about hope and passion to the kids.

This past weekend I also graduated from college with a double major in Finance and Management Information Systems. I walked on Saturday morning. My parents and I then went to Grand Island. We went to visit Grandma Peterson. She is doing great.

Saturday was my last day at Creighton....

The college undergraduate chapter of my life is complete.

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Monday, May 7, 2007

First Day in a New City

I have finally arrived in Cleveland. My trek began on Friday with my drive home to MN. I then got up on Saturday and drove to Chicago to stay with my sister Alissa for the night. We went out to dinner with her friend Keith (weirdo) at the Weber Grill downtown Chicago. On Sunday I drove to Cleveland. I was fortunate enough to get a speeding ticket on the way, which is always fun. I also went through $20 in toll money which is insane.

I played with the team today for the first time in practice. They are probably about as good as the guys at Creighton. We then had a Bible Study on how soccer and our relationship with God should be one. I thought it was really cool.

The picture on the left is of myself and Aaron. Aaron Tredway is the goalie for the team and President of Professional Soccer Ministies. (The organization that I am playing for)

I finally got to hangout with the guys a little and I think they "accept" me. A few of us went to the beach today and had some fun. Some of the guys started throwing mud at each other. It was bad news. On a lighter note.....

I have been fortunate with my host family. They are awesome. They have a pool table, ping pong, and Foosball. They are really nice. They have four kids and I will be the oldest brother for the summer. The ages are 17, 15,12, 8. They are all boys except for the 8 year old, she is the cutest little girl ever. Thing are looking very bright.

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