World Cup starts in three and a half hours!!!!!! :D
im sooo excited!! listening to football music all day (fat les, three lions, airto moreira, dario G and the like), finished my last exam (finally) this morning… now four weeks of football heaven! :D
todays games –
germany v costa rica – after france lost to senegal, germany will probably be a bit more aware of what could happen if you lose the opener! ballack's injured but even so, germany should beat costa rica fairly easily. most of the costa rican team is pretty small, and germany will probably do the physical play well since theyre just not good enough for 'proper' football! i reckon germany should get this one easily: ill be optimistic and say 3–0.
poland–ecuador – poland should win this, and be on their way to a second round tie with england. worth watching to see how good poland will be. we beat them in qualifying though, so shouldnt be a problem. ecuador on the other hand only really qualified because they play their home games at a stupidly high altitude. de la cruz is their only player to play in europe – and hes been in villa's reserves all season. poland to win 2–0.
–the majority of the country is catholic – pray that many more would come to know Jesus in personal relationship.
–pray for churches to be established amongst the Amerindian tribes, so the gospel can be seen as relevant to their culture, and that it would spread!
–pray for the government, for fairness between rich and poor.
–pray for more people to be called to work in the slums of Quito and Guayaquil, te two main cities
–for peace amongst supporters during the world cup (especially when england play!)
–for safety of fans, players, officials, journalists, etc etc etc…!
–for diplomacy when it comes to issues like the Iranian president coming to Germany for the world cup
–again, for Jesus and His word to be the focus of the catholic church there, and that the gospel would be seen as relevent by the people.
–slight bias here.. but pray for Mary Dunlop, an old school teacher of mine. She is teaching in a small christian school in Warsaw (i think). read a bit about her mission here
come on england tomorrow!! (and yes, the Sun was right for once – There is a God! :D )