Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Formentera = Paradise

I've just had two very good friends called Tim and Nick stay with me for a long weekend we've had such a great time. Both the guys have been to Ibiza several times before and have both been involved in 24-7 Ibiza in some way or another.

Since I've been coming to Ibiza, I've wanted to visit the small sister Island of Formentera that lies about 20 miles to the south of Ibiza. We had talked about going last summer, but never got the chance, so we made an extra effort to get across. It's a very small island, with not alot of people living there, but the idea is to lie on the secluded beaches and not to interact with people. It's definitely the playground of the rich and famous, judging by the amount and size of the yachts on show.

The sea was the clearest I've ever swam in, and it felt like paradise to lie on the sand and get totally rested. When you have your best friends around and you are in such a beautiful place, it's hard not to feel so blessed.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Maiden Voyage!

Our wheelchair saw some action last night. We found a guy that needed taking home, and as Ibiza Rocks hotel was around the corner, we wheeled him back. I was fairly pleased with my wheelchair skills! All joking aside, it's such a blessing not to have to carry someone across your shoulders, as it just does your back in. We just need to get a flag for it now...preferably with our 24-7 Ibiza logo on it.


The last few nights out on the streets has been so exciting. Every time that i go out, there are opportunities to witness, to share God's love and to pray for people. But this all happens because we get a chance to breathe God in and to be filled up in our prayer room.

Last week some holiday makers that i met and prayed for last summer came back for 2 weeks of Ibiza madness, and it's been great to have them around. They are our biggest fans, and each night we've bumped into them drinking at their favourite bar, they've written prayer requests for themselves and for their loved ones.

One of them even wanted to pray for us whilst out on the street, so we all got in a huddle and he prayed protection over us. It was a genuine and heartfelt prayer that rocked! We all met up with them and had a drink to say good bye before they got their flight. They'll be missed, and i hope to see them again.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Publish his glory!

I read this yesterday and thought it was really appropriate for our work here in Ibiza. It's from 1 Chronicles 16: 23-29

"Sing to God, everyone and everything!
Get out his salvation news every day!
Publish his glory among the godless nations,
his wonders to all races and religions.
And why? Because God is great - well worth praising!
No god or goddess comes close in honour.
All the popular gods are stuff and nonsense,
but God made the cosmos!
Splendor and majesty flow out of him,
strength and joy fill his place".

Shout Bravo! to God, families of the peoples,
in awe of the Glory, in awe of the Strength: Bravo!
Shout Bravo! to his famous Name,
lift high an offering and enter his presence!
Stand resplendent in his robes of holiness".

What struck me is that in a sense we are publishing God's glory here in San An, and we're also getting God's salvation news out and about on the streets. It's gets me thinking too about some of the gods that are worshipped here in Ibiza, and that they don't even come close to the God who made the cosmos. This scripture fueled my prayer time last night.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Best Weekend in the World...EVER

So here is my best weekend EVER.

On Friday, Jud, James, Christine and I all piled down to The Ibiza Rocks Hotel and caught the Radio 1 weekend happening there. Pete Tong did his Essential Selection show live from there, and Vernon Kay was the host with the most. We saw acts like Florence and The Machine (she sang 'You've got the Love' - amazing), we saw DJ's Deadmau5, David Guetta, Eric Prydz and of course, Mr Pete Tong himself. It was great fun, standing in the sun, in the coolest hotel and bumping into many worker mates that we knew.

Straight after, i was treated to a curry at The Curry Club. We rested our broken bodies and ate some great food. Then the bombshell - i was being treated to a ticket to Radio 1 and Cream at Privilege the following night. I had several freshly born kittens right there and then! Amazing. How generous of Jud and Christine to do that. Thanks girls!

Saturday started with a trip to Aqua Mar (the Water Park) where we slid all day long down some crazy slides. I got sunburnt. Badly. Must have been the slides.

Then, onto the biggest club in the world to see DJs like Eric Prydz, 2ManyDJs and Zane Lowe. The main room is like an air hanger and can fit around 10,000 people. It was pretty packed with great music. But you know who smashed it for me? Laidback Luke. He was awesome: smiley, happy, hands in the air and playing some filthy beats. Best choon: 'Tonight's going to be a good night, i can feel it' - not sure by who, but that summed up not just a great night with wonderful people but a great weekend.

Btw...i do work too...honest.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


So i was chilling out the other day whilst sitting under one of our Fig trees. It's one of my favourite places to think and to journal and above all to reflect. I actually took a picture of this tree a few months ago. It was bare, ugly and didn't have much life to it whatsoever. Yet check these pictures out! I sit under a different tree, surely? This tree is full of life, large green leaves everywhere and now loaded with fruit. The fruit is not ripe yet, but in a month or two we'll harvest the figs.

One thing strikes me - if you were to look at the surrounding area you'd see that it is extremely dry and there's no water around. The land is unforgiving. Yet there is life in this tree. It seems a fig tree can grow in the harshest of conditions. How true of my life. At times i feel dry, lacking water and lacking in life, yet life is there, with the promise of fruit to come. How exciting!