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The inauguration of Martin Ruopp Football Field took place onInauguration of Martin Ruopp Football Field Monday 13 March 2017.
Mr. Ulrich and Mrs. Ilse Ruopp arrived with Rev. Klaus Schmid to Schneller school on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
A group of twenty-four members from the Wurttemberg Church arrived on Sunday evening and stayed overnight in the Schneller guesthouse. They were headed by Bishop Harald Stumpf and lead by Mr. Klaus Rieth.
Inauguration of Martin Ruopp Football Field Accompanying them was Rev. Dr. Uwe Graebe from EVS/EMS who came up with the idea of a football game between Schneller students and pastors from Germany for the inauguration.
The president of the Schneller Board, Rev. Dr. Habib Badr accompanied with members of the Schneller board also arrived from Beirut.
The plan was to have the yearly Field Day for JLSS on that day with the inauguration being its main event, but the rainy weather forced us to shift to Plan B.
The Field Day was postponed. A special inauguration program was held in Hermann Schneller Hall. Everyone then moved to Stammeier Library for the dedication of the computer equipment which was also donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ruopp in memory of their son Martin.
The Ruopps unveiled the memorial plaque, then everyone walked to Martin Ruopp Football Field where the Ruopps untied the white ribbon at the gate.
Although it was raining, both teams insisted on playing a short football game for the inauguration. Two NEST exchange students from Germany were also playing with the visiting team.
Each half-time was only fifteen minutes. The JLSS team was winning 3 to 1 when the game was stopped because of the rain.
The visiting group had lunch with the Ruopps and members of the Schneller board in Maria Schneller Hall. Inauguration of Martin Ruopp Football Field
We repeat our immeasurable gratitude to the Ruopps for their wonderful gifts to our school. Their presence at JLSS for the inauguration and their wonderful charity was the greatest gift for JLSS.
We also thank the visiting German group for their visit to JLSS and their support through using our guesthouse. Their wonderful spirit in playing the football game with our students is also highly appreciated.
It was certainly a great and memorable day for everyone in Schneller School and all our wInauguration of Martin Ruopp Football Field onderful guests.
We pray that God will accompany the Ruopps with His loving-kindness through their sorrow, bless them both with health, and support them with the power of His Holy Spirit in the assurance of the resurrection of our loving Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Inauguration of Martin Ruopp Football Field

Schneller School Name in Arabic
Johann Ludwig Schneller Schule

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