Sorry I couldn't help myself.
Two of our guys where in the centre today, it was a very quiet day.
As they went to close someone in the prayer room started calling out for Brian! Michael and Ursina went in and it was a person who had taken some khetamine by accident. Believe me these things happen, they had mistaken it for something else!
The guys sat with the person for 2 hours whilst the affects wore off, it was a cary and intense moment for both of them but they got through it. Michaels hand was hled tightly for over an hour. I went in to check they were okay and they had it all under control. The thing with Khetamine is that it is a disassociative anaesthetic and people need what is called a ground controller, Michael was that man.
I was just struck by the fact that this all took place in a prayer room, prayer and mission working in harmony. Prayers were said, hands were held and the person left after coming down.
Our prayer rooms need to be the places for people who are in trouble, God meets people in their desperate moments.
It's not all about buildings or rooms but there are thin places and sacred spaces were God seems to be present, we mustn't diss them or hold them to tightly but when they work it is beautiful.
Anyway I am now going on hols, speak again soon, well soonish......