Happy Independence Day to my American compatriots!
Today I experienced another first: Baseball in Peru! Scott Wade, a fellow missionary, is on a baseball team here and they had a game today. Actually, baseball is very uncommon here, and a lot of foreigners (USA, Colombia, etc.) make up the league. I experienced several others firsts: A batter stole first after the catcher dropped the ball on his third strike. And another batter ran untouched because he hit the ball into the guard dog's pen beyond right field! I had just walked by the dog which had jumped and strained at a chain strong enough to pull a car out of a ditch (What kind of dog needs that heavy of a chain? Must be really mean!), when the ball was hit into his living space. The poor fielder complained, "I can't get the ball! It's by the dog!" before the dog's owner went in and got the ball for him.
May you enjoy the freedom you have to worship God freely as you celebrate tomorrow!