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Two St. Paul's football players learn a lesson from teaching their sport in Kenya
Two St. Paul's football players learn a lesson from teaching their sport in Kenya

Just one year in age separated 17-year-old Travis Wood from the oldest of the Kenyan boys he was standing before, but at 6 feet 2, 190 pounds, he appeared like a giant to them. So too did 5-10, 175-pound 16-year-old Keifer Rawlings. The two linebackers from the St. Paul's football team were in Kenya in early January as part of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission trip. Sharing their faith and the sport of football, Wood and Rawlings coached the Kenyan boys for five days, helping them progress from knowing hardly anything about the sport — many of them play soccer — to participating in a scrimmage wearing helmets and shoulder pads. "When I first found out about...

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