- Dialogue of ministry in Angola; a land rising from past challenges -
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
For the Love of Hockey - Angolan Style
Luanda — Hockey is popular in Angola, but not the 'ice' kind because of the climate. The game of roller hockey is similar to ice hockey but played on an indoor, hard surfaced rink of one of three standard sizes(a minimum of 34x17 meters, an average of 40x20 and a maximum of 44x22). Roller hockey was a demonstration rollersport at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona.
Recently, the launching ceremony of the 41stRoller Hockey World Cup, to be hosted for first time in Africa and Angola on 20-28 September in 2013 in the provinces of Luanda and Namibe, marks a great moment for history of this sport.
The top official of CIRH (Committee International Roller Hockey) informed the press during its rewarding ceremony that the cup will conducted on a high standard, due to the efforts made by the Angolan authorities and the organizational capacity of Angola. Angola was deemed to be efficient in organizing international events under CIRH such as the holding of the first world club championship in 2006 and the African clubs championship in 2008. (Angola Press)
We are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada and over the past 20 years we have previously served in the Philippines, Indonesia, Angola and South Africa. Now we are preparing for a new ministry back in Angola with the CEML Hospital. We have a passion for using our talents in management, aviation, and ministry to assist in multiplying the effectiveness of the national churches.
CEML (Centro Evangelico de Medicina do Lubango) is a church-related healthcare institution in the southern Angolan city of Lubango which provides medical services for an estimated 50% of Angolans who currently have no alternative coverage.