God and Basketball

Yesterday was one for the books.

Michael Burtscher goes to the Alaska Aces--6th overall pick @ the 2009 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft!

Michael Burtscher goes to the Alaska Aces--6th overall pick @ the 2009 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft (photo c/o Sarah Meier-Albano)

Lamont Waters joins Sta. Lucia Realtors! (photo by Sarah Meier-Albano)

Lamont Waters joins Sta. Lucia Realtors! (photo c/o Sarah Meier-Albano)

Lamont and Mike have got to be two of the most humble, amiable, kind, hardworking, and dedicated people I know. Maybe the stats and TV screens don’t always reveal that, but I have no doubt that more than just their skills, Alaska and Sta. Lucia also saw what we see in them.

I feel so blessed that we got to witness the journey that they’ve been on. What’s even more inspiring is that–even if things turned out differently–knowing these guys, they would still be loving and thanking God. In that light, watching the PBA draft yesterday was such a wonderful and mind-blowing experience for all of us!

Their Facebook status messages say it all:

Michael Burtscher: GOD just blessed me beyond imagination!! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Thank you all for the support and prayers!”

Lamont Waters:Can’t belive this isn’t a dream!! I am beyond words. Continue to be faithful and put Him first in everything you do. All glory and honor be to God!!”

They’re like family to us, and we couldn’t be happier for them. God is AWESOME! :)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s