Tuesday, May 22, 2007
We are open!
Well I am sitting here in our little internet room, there are two guys in using the computers which is fantastic, we've been open exactly one hour!
It really is such a cool place to be, we managed to get the aircon fixed yesterday and the water cooler came 45 minutes before we opened and Ben turned up with the sandwich board with 15 to go. Lastminute.com, but not stressy. Tracy even had time to dust.
In the words of Winston Churchill. "This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, but this is the end of the beginning" Thats how it feels.
I sit here full of dreams; that one day this place will grow, we will have to move to some premises here in the west end, that offers coffee, has pool tables and games consoles, a counselling room, DJ classes and the most chilled out prayer room in the Med!
That we willl be a vibrant growing international community who bring the love of Jesus to the lost and see growth of the kingdom here on this beautiful island all year round.
One day I feel we will have a retreat centre in the hills a place of healing, creativity and reflection.
Soon we would love to run a 9 month training course. You start in January get trained for 3 months then infiltrate the island for 6! Learning whilst living, not bubble world training, but training on how to be in this place, which will stick with you forever and can be applied in an everyday context.
These are my dreams, dreams can come true, timing, perseverance and patience are everything. Today I sit in a room that has been the dream of so many for so long that I truly believe "all things are possible to those who believe"\ Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.
It doesn't always feel like that but today it does, I'm going to embrace my dreams and live for them.
In the words of Maxi Jazz, "You don't need eyes to see you need vision" and the power of vision lies in the ability to imagine and alternative reality.
Thats what I am doing for here, imagining an alternative reality and believing that one day it will happen.
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