On the chaplaincy front, I’ve been a bit discouraged by my irregularity this year. I love the work with the team, but the ups and downs of chemo and other things have resulted in me not being as engaged as I’d like to be. I’d love your prayers for opportunities to be a genuine encouragement to these guys.
On the family front, Marcus has had a tough time with rugby this season. He missed the first couple of games with swollen knees. On Saturday he had to leave the field after the largest guy on the opposition came down on his knee awkwardly. He’s been hobbling around and wearing more strapping on his legs than most seasoned players. His local team have faced the top four sides first up, and been demolished most weeks. Plus he missed the first and last representative trials through injury. Through all of this, Fiona and I have been very encouraged by his maturity and lack of complaining.
Today he received some wonderful news. They announced the final team for the State Championships in June. We hurried onto the website at 3pm, downloaded the Under 15s Brumbies team list, and there it was… Marcus McDonald. Awesome! Well done Marcus. Thank you God. He gets to play his third season with the junior Brumbies.