When Robyn and I went ‘back of Bourke’ in 1978, we only had a rough idea of what we were doing. As it turned out, it was a very rough idea! A handful of young Australians came to join us, lived in basic conditions, embarking on the adventure of living in community and learning to put their faith to the test on a farm.
Lindsay McKenzie was a young bloke from Tassie who had met our co-workers Laurie and Elvira McIntosh the year before and came to see what our rough idea looked like. It seeded some simple thoughts that he took with him to Spain and transplanted them into an unlikely setting with heroin addicts on the streets of Madrid.
Here he looks back over the unexpected journey that he took with his wife Myk and others in multiplying those seeds. It’s now a remarkable set of communities called Betel that redeems and renews the lives of addicts around the world.
Join The Outback Historian, Paul Roe, on an unforgettable journey into Australia's Past as he follows the footprints of the Master Storyteller and uncovers unknown treasures of the nation.