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Play ball in the mountains!

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    A little girl in Bhutan is ready to play baseball. Children there first learned the sport in 2010. (Matthew DeSantis)
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    A flat playing area is hard to find in the tallest mountains in the world. (Matthew DeSantis)
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    Two boys gather with other children to play ball. (Matthew DeSantis)
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    A girl throws a pitch. Do you ever play baseball? (Matthew DeSantis)
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    A girl runs on the baseball field. (Bhutan Baseball Association)
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Pop!  A baseball sails through the air.  Children in Bhutan (BOO-tahn) like games.  They shoot arrows.  They throw darts.  Now they play baseball.

Mr. D. invited kids.  “Come learn to play!”  The kids loved it!

Pray: Thank God for sports. Baseball helps kids make friends, work as a team, and have fun.

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Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas. It did not have TV until 1999. Children there had never seen a baseball game. Matthew DeSantis is from Connecticut. He moved to Bhutan. He offered to teach baseball to kids in 2010. It is hard to find a flat playing space in the mountains. Mr. DeSantis started on a concrete slab. About 60 kids showed up the first day. That number grew to over 700. Baseball is now the fastest-growing sport in the country.

“Iron sharpens iron. And one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)