Some of you have been asking lately – where the heck has David gone? There have been no posts for over a month now, and I apologise for disappearing without warning. Where have I been? Travelling the world, actually. At the start of August I left for a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain. We had a gathering of about 2 million young people from around the world, for an amazing and uplifting week. World Youth Day is the largest youth event in the world, and also one of the largest peaceful gatherings of people in all time. I was so inspired by WYD in Sydney 2008 that I decided to attend in Spain.

I was also able to visit the Holy Land (Jordan, Israel, Egypt) before WYD began, which was an adventure of its own. The culture is completely different to Australia or Europe. Israel is a very beautiful country that I would like to visit again some time. The old city in Jerusalem is fascinating, and Galilee has some amazing landscapes. Seeing the pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt has ticked off one of my “must-see” requirements as well! It was a pretty huge trip, I saw heaps of places and learned a whole lot of history too. It was definitely a worthwhile trip.

Now that I’m back, there are a few posts to catch up on, and a lot of development work. I’m currently writing up the latest income report (trying to remember what happened last month!). Also, there’s a special report I’ve been waiting to post for a while now. But I won’t bore you with details of the posts to come. This was just a quick message to let you know I’m still alive, and you can expect to here more from me soon!