south of somewhere

Hi, our names are Sarah and Nathan Cooper. We are based in Sheffield in England, but are preparing to move to South Africa in September '06 to join a church planting team in the Western Cape. We hope that this blog will keep you up to date with our progress as we embark on this new adventure. Watch this space...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

you lose some... then you lose some more

This week we've endured a double sporting embarrasment, cheering on our woeful rugby and cricket teams as both were destroyed by South Africa. First up we got all the Next Level kids round to watch the 36-0 drubbing and they had a ball! Face paint,fancy dress and a lot of taunting. The winning fancy dress costume included a genuine Springbok tail sticking out of Ronel's jeans! Full marks for attention to detail and innovation (she got it from the local witch-doctor!).

Then on Sunday sarah and I joined Paul & Elaine at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town to see the 20/20 cricket. A huge crowd, with Table Mountain in the background and a not too shabby scoreline, meant we had a great time. We think we were out-numbered by 1000 to 1 as England supporters, which made it more exciting to cheer on all those fours and sixes (yeh, all 3 of them).

Quick update on our renegade Next Level member who stole our ipod: He appears to have left town without a trace! His mum has reported him to the Police as a 'missing person' and none of his friends have seen him. Please pray that he keeps safe and that he comes back soon.


Blogger Sarah A said...

Well I think I can safely say that England would beat Sudan at either rugby or cricket. I'm not sure they even know what those sports are!

I hope you are doing well and you really enjoy the next two months. As you are planning to leave I am committing to the end of 2008. Seems like that's a little scary but also the right thing to do. I trust you'll start to form plans about what's next and feel peace about it.

I guess I'll see you at Christmas then...

1:37 pm  
Anonymous Ray & Val Cooper said...

Nathan, Knowing your expertise in Rugby, ( never got your rugby shirt dirty in 5 yrs. if I remember !) and cricket, (did you actually ever play it ?) I should keep a low profile if I were you. Maybe if there are any important football matches or tennis matches you could legitimately comment - unlike your father !!
We shall continue to pray for the missing 'Next Leveler' & also for you and Sarah & all the things you are involved with over the next few months. May all your needs be met abundantly. With all our love,Mum & Dad C.

9:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Team Cooper,

The England rugby team is back on track!!! We beat Tonga and Samoa and now face Austrailia in the quarter finals. We just need to beat them, NZ and then South Africa in the final. I can see it now - wonderful celebrations across the world and once again you can hold your head up high!!!


9:11 pm  

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