Well we have the condoms!
Also Paul has raised over £700 for the bibles so far and I have had a number of other generous people push the donate button which has meant, the bibles were posted to us from the USA yesterday.
Bouyed with a sense that this can be done, with one or two other donations and a few promises, and a sense that the rest will come, even though we don't have all the money we ordered the computers, which should also be here next week. I am so encouraged that primarily most of the money has come from this blog community. It is fantastic.
Thank you all. Thank you.
If anyone has 300 of anything lying around that they would like to pop into a workers pack, let me know! I'm thinking, packs of love hearts, individually packed English tea bags, or you may have your own random ideas!!!.
Another thing we found upon our visit to The Living Room Project in Tenerife is that they had a library, all books about hardmen and gangsters who had found Jesus, people loved them. The Hiding place, Cross and the switchblade that sort of thing, so if you've got any of those kind of books let us know. Think about it, you come to work in a place for 6 months, you soon run out of books to read by the pool, come to our library, we will lose a few but who cares.
Need to get a settee and some uplighters for the office, but at least with the bibles and computers, we are good to go.
This all stem from being inspired to do this drop in for workers, we started looking for bigger premises, but then I had a strong impression which I felt was God, saying "What have you got in your hand" So the office was what we had, before we get anything bigger we need to make good use of what we have now.
I think the same applies to life, I remember hearing a story about a girl getting a lottery ticket and saying "if I win I'll give some to charity" the attendant said to her "do you give to charity now" she said "No" and he said "you probably won't when you win"
I see this a lot, people who say when they are successful they'll give loads of money to charity but they don't give out of the little they have now, people who say they would love to have a big house for hospitality but don't use their small house for hospitality, you get the gist?
Anyway thank you to all who gave out of the little they had, We as a community here in Ibiza appreciate that we are part of something bigger and that people are for us. Sometimes with only 9 of us here we can feel small and alone but watching peoples response over the last few weeks has lifted us all so much. Not just the money but the debate around condoms etc..forcing us think, talk and pray which has led us to be very sure and confident of what we are doing here.
Peace to you all