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Here is a recent report from one of our partners in Nigeria.

Sand soccer, Nigeria 12.2014

Sand soccer, Nigeria 12.2014

We are working with 40 boys, 10 females, and 8 private schools. We meet with the boys and girls Tuesday morning, Tuesday evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday evening and Saturday evenings. Right now, we organizing a football competition for 8 private schools and which school is presenting 22 players and 3 officials.

Our main purpose for hosting the tournament among private schools is to scout for hidden soccer talents and train and develop the selected players for professional football clubs worldwide.

Team Huddle, Nigeria 12.2014

Team Huddle, Nigeria 12.2014

We are grateful for our partners around the world helping children by helping children play.


A friend in Sierra Leone recently sent a heartbreaking update about his work & the situation in Sierra Leone regarding the ebola crisis. He asks for prayers for the victims & families & countries & health care workers.

A wise & practical friend here in the USA asked what we could do to help with the ebola crisis in West Africa.

I contacted Mark Moore, a friend & founder of Mana Nutrition ( To over-simplify things, Mana makes supercharged nutrient-rich peanut butter that can bring starving people back from the brink of death.

Mana is working with Mercy Ships & Convoy of Hope to get food packets to Liberia & Sierra Leone in West Africa.

As we all know, if people don’t have food (particularly of the safe & healthy kind) lots of good can’t happen & lots of bad can.

This is obviously not a perfect solution but it is something we can do & part of a solution.

If you want you can contribute directly to Mana or send a check to:

MANA Nutritive Aid Products
PO Box 763
Matthews, NC 28106

In the memo line/comment line put, “West Africa – Ebola”.


We currently have ~$12,000 committed to Mana for West Africa.

Previously Mana & Ball Project partnered together in Jinja Uganda on a soccer project.

Help children play

“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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