Friday, September 28, 2007
Well we have been walking the streets of San An now 4 nights a week for over 21 weeks, we started in early May. Tracy and I do two nights each which works well we do the 4 between us, I've enjoyed it immensely. I hope we've kept you informed, even now looking back I can't quite get my head around all that has happened.
What I put on this blog is genuinely only the tip of the iceberg. I don't like to talk about all the great relational connections we have made because it could make people sound like projects and you shouldn't write stories about your friends. Although that has been the difference this year I really do believe we have become part of this community in a deeper way than ever before, and thats what makes me buzz.
We continue to help, last night was a drunk run, two girls in a complete mess, back to their hotel and all sorted. Tonight was very quiet although we walked a bloke home who had been clubbed around the head by a drug dealer as he was buying some cocaine. He was in good spirits as they hadn't taken his money and all he had was a lump on the back of his head. He gave me a hug and a kiss when we got him back!!! Always a little disconcerting when this happens. It's cold at night now, it was 14 degrees tonight, I needed my hoodie. We are getting home earlier and in 2 more weeks this place will be dead but we'll keep going, we where here at the beginning and we'll be here at the end, thats important.
We've seen a building that is bigger than the one we have now and would be ideal for us, you could have a table tennis table, a pool table, xbox corner, internet access and a prayer room. It's 36 metres (I paced it yesterday) from the top of the westend quiet but close. We could even host our Sunday gatherings there. I'll keep you posted.