On Growth and Goals

Blog #5 – On Growth and Goals by Jake Mendys My oh my. The past two months have absolutely FLOWN by. I’m being up front with you, I’ll attempt to be concise, however this blog is going to be a bit lengthy. I’ve split it into two different sections, one on personal growth, and one …

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Hoops for Health

I was walking back from practice with Bosco the other day; he’s one of our best young players from Rwinkwavu. We were dancing and laughing and mimicking his immaculate crossover from practice that had left his defender baffled earlier that morning. Bosco had a great practice and he knew it. He marched home with unquestionable …

Happiness is Happening

These children have contagious smiles. And good news: they smile a lot. (Smiles) As Jake and I approach the basketball court in Nyamirama, eyes widen, feet shuffle, chatter erupts. This is our first court visit and the local crowd, I notice, quickly matches our excitement. We are greeted with handshakes, high fives, and thoroughly practiced …