The buses pulled out of the parking lot at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. 10 hours later, we arrived at the International School of Moshi. 37 students and staff piled out of the buses. Ready. Set. Go. The weekend started with boys’ basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. Then came boys’ football, volleyball, girls’ basketball, swimming, and the Ultimate Frisbee finals. Then boys’ rugby and girls’ football. The kids were exhausted. And I don’t blame them a bit. They played hard. Really hard. And then everyone piled back on the buses for the long trip home. Game over.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as onebeating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27, ESV)