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Football takes Stalham Baptists’ message to Germany

A football from Stalham Baptist Church, whose team plays in the Norfolk Christian Football League, has found its way across the North Sea to a small island off the German coast.

 
Josh Holebon, manager of Stalham Baptist Church football club recently received an unexpected email from Germany.
 
“My name is Thomas, I live in the south of Germany near the city of Freiburg.

Some weeks ago, we went to the small Island Baltrum in the Northern Sea, Germany. On a sunny day, as we walked along the dunes, I found a football with the inscription  “STALHAM BAPTIST”. 

The football was wet and heavy. I asked myself where this ball was coming from, and later I researched and found you in the internet.

Had this football found the long way over the ocean from Great Britain to Baltrum, Germany? A distance of 250 Miles! Very interesting.

Finally, I gave the ball to some children who played in the sand on the beach and they were happy about their new friend.

That´s a little story I wanted to tell you and maybe you know the answer.”
 
David Child, one of the leaders at Stalham Baptist, said: “A big thank you to Thomas  (pictured above) for tracking us down. Perhaps Josh and the SBC team has found a unique way of spreading the name of Stalham Baptist Church to the world! Who needs a message in a bottle when you can use the world’s favourite game?"
 
Baltrum is a barrier island off the coast of East Frisia, in Germany, and is a municipality in the district of Aurich, Lower Saxony. Baltrum is the smallest island in a chain of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands.

Stalham Baptist have won the NCFL Fair Play trophy three times in the last ten years and are one of its longest-standing clubs.
 
Visit: http://www.stalhambaptist.org.uk/



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