I completely forgot to write about last month’s softball tournament. I think it was quite successful as planning was relatively light and not time-consuming, we had 18 teams participate, and we were to able to smoothly integrate the new prayer model in which we asked that teams introduce themselves and say a short prayer with the opposing team before each game. Despite some rain showers, it was a great day to play softball.
Someone frankly asked me why I put my time and energy into the tournament, especially when I did not play this year, and all I could say was that I love softball and view it as a great way for friends to bond together. But after some introspection, and more importantly, I got to see and understand firsthand how churches were using the softball tournament to ask their non-Christian friends to not only practice and play with them, but to also invite them to church and community group. That’s why I did the tournament. Amazing.
And so with that, after three great tournaments, I am bowing out of being part of the softball tournament planning team and have thankfully found my replacement in someone who is as organized and passionate about softball as I am.
Well, I was able to get a couple of innings in.
Reinforcements have arrived.
First batter and I’m already put to the test.
Balls don’t drop in my house.
Get ready to bring the rain.
So easy that I bat with my eyes closed.