Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I have just got in its 5.15am, can't sleep although I feel weary. We just started with our 4th two week team this weekend so I have been very busy, also busy (not the best word) spending quality time with the family.
We have 7 people helping us for the next couple of weeks and its great to have them here.
I don't know why but today I have felt a weary emptiness, I was sitting by the kebab shop a few hours ago watching 2 scottish guys haggle with a prostitute to see if she would do a "two for the price of one" deal, it just wears you out. Tonight I witnessed quite a few drug deals. Ben was out and he saw a man put five lines of coke out on a table in open view of everyone and just start snorting.
This is a beautiful island and I don't want to mis represent it, natural beauty, creative excellence, a fantastic place for families to come on holiday, beautiful clubs, superb music and loads of sunshine. But it still makes me weary.
dawn and I have just spent the last hour with a girl getting her back to her hotel, her friends had abandoned her, she puked all over the inside of the van totally missing our bucket, when we pulled up at the hotel a taxi driver called me a "puta" which isn't very nice, but he would never have taken her home (they don't do puking drunks), I didn't have time to get out and explain, but it just cut into me a little, here we are trying to help and some guy is swearing at me, because he thinks I am stealing his business!!!!
After much stress and loads of help from a porter and security guard we get this girl out and along come her friends who had abandoned her, the first thing they did was take a photograph, can you believe that? We left her with them and then came back, for 15 minutes we cleaned the van out as by the morning it would stink. So now I am weary.
I'll be okay, I just need Gods heart to bleed into my heart, then I'll be fine.
Galatians 6: 9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Well the suns coming up and loads of cockerels are crowing so I should get to bed, my back hurts which isn't helping my sleep and probably contributing to my weariness..... goodnight.