Well I have had a little bit of a self imposed blog break, but am feeling refreshed and up for another year of blogging. In a changing online world I wondered if there was still a point but thankfully you do seem to be sticking with me, which is reassuring!
There are changes afoot here with regards to Tracy and my role in the work of 24-7 prayer in Ibiza, we have decided that in the summer of 2012 we will move back to the UK.
The work here will continue, although we will be in the UK we will both stay very much involved. This will be in more of an oversight, pastoral support, administrative assistance and fundraising role.
We are good at starting new initiatives and building on embryonic ideas, at pioneering, we feel that we have established 24-7prayer in Ibiza to a credible level, we have a centre, we have a fantastic team programme, we have a really great reputation and we feel that we make a difference to the world we live in. I have often found this question helpful when it comes to christian communities and organisations involvement in the world "If we disappeared tomorrow would the local community miss us?" I am sure that the answer with regards to 24-7ibiza would be "Yes".
We now have an 18 month journey ahead of us which will involve strengthening what we have and adding to it. The major challenge is that we will need to find a couple or individual who feel called to come and take over the leadership of the work here on the ground in Ibiza.
At this present time we have no one in mind for this role although there are one or two people out there who we feel could do the job. We are looking for a couple who would be willing to give at least three years of their lives to living in Ibiza full time with the sole purpose of leading the work here and developing community on this island.
If you are the praying kind please pray that over the next 18 months we will see a smooth transition to new leadership here.
If you're reading this and something in you stirs, please get in touch.