Thursday, August 28, 2008

Es Vedra

The current mission team that have been with us for 10 days. They're great people, some very good friends. All me!

This is called 'Es Vedra'. It's one of my favouite places here in Ibiza. It's basicaly a huge rock that is apparently the third most magnetic place in the world. No one lives there, apart from the odd animal here or there.

The reason i love this place is that last summer, on my way back from taking someone to the airport, i had some time to kill and so made my way through the winding roads and took in this amazing view. It was awesome, seeing God's creation and just drinking it in. I spent time thinking and praying about possibly moving out here and working with the 24-7 Ibiza team. I wasn't here long, but just long enough to say to God that i was willing to follow Him and follow His call to come to Ibiza. To go on an adventure!

And here i am!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Enough said! Awesome! 10,000 people all dancing to the same beat. Wow! I'm here right now-sweating! Wish you were here.x

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hed Kandi

A great night out with our team. There was live percussion and this wkd sax player who rocked. Best moment-her playing over the song 'Man with the red face'-awesome!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hed Kandi

Tonight we're heading to Ibiza town to go to a night called 'Hed Kandi' at the club El Divino. I'm well excited as i've not been to a Hed Kandi night before. It's an English night, so i'm expecting it to be packed with a mainly British people, but as it's in Ibiza town as opposed to San Antonio, there'll be more of a mixed, cosmopolitan crowd.

I'll take some pictures and videos and upload when i'm give you a feel for the night.

We've got Katrina Pike coming tonight to stay for 6 or so weeks, and Helen and i are really looking forward to her arrival. She is a quality person, full of God and love for life, so she'll really bring something to the work here, and to our house.

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Phone

I have a new phone, given to me by my lovely friends Freddy and Agneta. I've known them both for 11 years now, and they gave me this phone so that i can take pictures and write text and send it straight to my blog. Cool eh? So hopefully you'll get to see what i do, not just read about it...and maybe i'll keep my posts much shorter. The picture that you see below is from my balcony and looking at a sunset. It was gorgeous.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"This is the start of something"

Michael was praying the other night about moving forward and taking new ground and into his mind came the line 'Gonna break down the doors'. He wasn't too sure who produced it, and I remembered that it was Erick Morillo feat. Audio Bullys.

I forgot i had his CD somewhere, so last night we took it to the prayer room and during our prayer time we played that track, and we both realised just how good the lyrics are to this song.

'Enter the darkness, the beats marching in, the lightening now begins, don't ask what's happening - This is the start of something! We gonna break down the doors, we gonna break down the floors, this new thing is mine and yours, but what is it? It's gonna break down the doors, it's gonna break down the doors. Look to the skylight, push out your fears, the fine light now appears, it could take years and years, or it could take days and days - it depends on the game you play, it depends on the names you say, at the end of the day we all put the same, light the flame.'

Good lyrics yeah? So we're in the West End praying last night and there was a huge power failure across the bars and clubs, and everyone was out on the street, enjoying being brought together because of the power cut. There was darkness everywhere, and we felt we should be out there, just praying about the darkness and being in the midst of it. We knew the power would eventually come back on, and it did, and then a cheer went up.

God is up to something. He has been for years here in Ibiza. Yet is this the start of something new? Our prayer at the moment is simply: God, please break down the doors!

Monday, August 4, 2008

All things new

A new week is about to begin and we have a new team who arrived today fresh from Northern Ireland. There are 6 of them and they're staying for about 12 days. I think they're going to really enjoy themselves. They all seem open, lovely, friendly and up for it: all good characteristics to survive a 12 day mission.

I came to Ibiza in 2004 for the first time on a 24-7 Prayer mission team. I loved it soo much. I then came back the following 3 summers, and now i live here, so i know what they're about to experience, and i'm sure they'll have such an amazing time.

I did the team briefing today. Was a little nervous, but think it went well. Told them about who we are and what we do. I've heard Brian Heasley do it countless times, and have taken copious amounts of notes too, so i felt well prepared. I even threw the odd joke in too, just to lighten the tone.

Once the team got to their hotel, we had a huge Sunday roast, and had 3 friends come along too. They all work in San An and i think they well loved getting a proper feed. It was a lovely end to the day. We swam, we ate, we laughed.

Love it!