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Third Sunday After the Epiphany: #RefugeesWelcome: Resilience, Hope and Soccer

January 23, 2016

Growing up in Somalia, Sowdo loved nothing more than soccer. She listened to games on the radio and dreamed of being a sports journalist, covering games, talking to players, being immersed in a sport that, for her, was more than just a game.

“I love the way the ball moves, how they communicate without talking to each other. I wish everybody could do the same.”

Despite all the odds, Sowdo’s dream came true. She was on the radio. In fact, she was the only woman on sports radio in Somalia.

But her dream came with a price.


Christopher Sikkema

Editor, Sermons That Work