Week 2

Tonight begins the second week of the season here in San An. The centre has been open and the team has been strolling around the West End for a week now, the first few prayer request cards are up on the wall and the first few people have been assisted home in the Vomit Van.…

Baby Clayton

It’s 8.57am and I have been up for three hours…nappy changed twice, baby fed twice, coffee pot on, Bible read, breakfast ate…the slower winter rhythm of rest has been hijacked by the arrival of Solomon Clayton, who is currently sound asleep in his Moses basket. The last two weeks has been amazing and life changing:…

January 24 Hour Prayer Day

By the time this is published, Charlie will be about half way through the first prayer hour of our first 24 hour prayer day of 2015! For those of you who may be unfamiliar with prayer days, it is really quite simple: we set aside 24 hours, decorate the prayer room, and get people to…

December thoughts

With just over a week until Christmas, with many of our friends flying off for a holiday and family time in the UK, we are enjoying a slower pace and are feeling like we are ready to unwind for a bit and enjoy some Christmas rest. We are all settled into our new flat –…

Location, location, location

In the last week, we have sealed the deal on three apartments in San An: two for the long term team next season, and a new home for us! This is the perfect time of year in Ibiza to be moving house, as the seasonal rents have finished and available apartments are easier to find.…

Subset Strip Ibiza

Three Seasons

This was the first ever photo we posted on our blog. It was the inspiration for name of this blog ‘Clapping the Son’. Every day of the summer, sunset strip is full of people who have enjoyed all that Ibiza has to offer that day, and take time out to listen to some chill-out music,…

End of Season 2014

So here it is. End of Season. It has been an incredible season. Thank you all for journeying with us personally, supporting us and cheering us on – we cannot do it without you. Here is the end of season news – why not grab a cuppa, kick your shoes off and celebrate with us…

Visuals

We all see things we wish we hadn’t…for us here in the West End, it ranges from nudity, fights, extreme reactions to drugs and alcohol, to car crashes, people who have fallen off balconies and people in distress or crisis. I’ve just got back from my daily dog walk where I saw what could only…

Two week teams

Our final team’s BBQ… On the first night of my two week team, I vividly remember walking someone back to their hotel with Brian, whilst it chucked it down with rain and the sewers in the West End flooded, meaning we were wading through faeces in our flip flops…there really is no warm-up for what…

August blog

  It has been a long time since I have blogged, for several reasons…we have been away on holiday with my family (the first time we’ve been able to do so since moving out here!), we have been in August with temperatures rising to 40 degrees (which makes it difficult to do anything other than…