In just a few short days it will be June and the season will be in full swing. Every night I go out on the streets it feels a little busier & a bit crazier! The Space nightclub opening was on Sunday the 25th, and that usually signifies the "official" beginning of the Ibiza summer season.
On Monday our first short-term team arrives and I'm super excited. The teams come from churches all over Europe (and sometimes the States) to help in the work we do. I love it for several reason...I love meeting new people, and adding 7-8 people in the prayer room makes a HUGE difference! It's also amazing to watch people experience Ibiza and the West End for the first time.
I've had so many great interactions and conversations with people on the streets so far this season. My nights have been full of prayers and chances to help people get home safely.
Can't wait to see what's coming next!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
It´s mid May and we have been going out into the streets of the West End for a few weeks now. We´re out at night from 11:30 pm until 5:00 am (sometimes later), and our goal is to help people. Sometimes that means listening, or praying, and other times that means sitting with them in their vomit because they´ve drunk a little too much. It´s still early on in the Ibiza season, but already things have began to kick-off!
Last night I was out on the streets with Becky when we ran into two workers who we´d met briefly a few days before. Almost instantly the conversation turned to God, and I was amazed as I got a chance to share my testimony with one of them. I love having chats about God in the West End, and this was a good one! One of the worker´s who I´ll call Trevor was full of questions, and seemed to have a genuine curiosity about God and Christianity. We chatted for a while, and for every question I answered he had ten more. We parted ways before we were able to answer all the deep questions of the universe, but I know that God is doing something in his heart. Since he´s a worker, I´ll see him again, and the chat will continue.
I feel like this season so far has been full of small deep moments where people are pouring out their hearts and asking great questions about God. I love it when people are full of questions, because to me it´s a sign that they´re thinking about God. They´re searching for an understanding of who he is and what that means for their lives. Our prayer is that those questions will lead them to salvation.
I once heard a pastor say that the truth can stand up to questioning. We believe that God is truth and that
he´s big enough for all our questions!
at 10:25 AM
Friday, May 2, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
It's May 1st which means opening day for us here at 24-7 Ibiza. Today our worker's center opens, and tonight will be out first night out on the streets for the season.
Today I was reading in John, when this verse caught my eye:
"So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was FULL of UNFAILING LOVE and FAITHFULNESS. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son." (John 1:14)
The word full really stuck out to me as I was reading, and it excites me that it's there. Jesus didn't just come with a little unfailing love...no he was full of it! The bible is full of verses that document God's unfailing love towards us, and in 1 John 4:8 we learn that "God is Love".
As I sat and thought about the fact that God came equipped with a vast amount of love for us, it made me realize that if God truly is love, then everything he does he does out of LOVE. I want to strive to do that as well. I want to be full of God's unfailing love, and in all that I do I want to reflect that to people. Not only this summer, but throughout every area of my life.
I'll be praying that God reminds me of that verse when it's 4am and I'm sitting with someone in the west end who's too drunk to tell me what hotel their staying at. And when I get to give out bibles, or pray for people this season, Let it all be done in LOVE!
at 7:14 AM