In March of 2009, I had the opportunity to re-visit Nairobi, Kenya, where I lived for all of 2005.  Seeing my old friends again was a lot of fun, but I didn’t realize how excited I would be for the upcoming summer internship.

A wall in Huruma Slum. I have always been impressed with the resilience of the people living here.

Although it was a very short trip, I could tell that the seeds were planted for an incredible summer ahead…

A Different Kind of Homecoming

Wow. I knew that coming back to Nairobi would be meaningful, but I never expected it to carry with it so many raw emotions…

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Culture Guide: Nyama Choma

There is a universal phenomenon found in just about every culture in the world… dudes roasting meat. I don’t know if there is some sort of social aspect to this, or if perhaps men just like the feeling of domination that comes from having one’s prey cooking in front of you…

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Photo Gallery: Huruma Slum

Beauty and life in the middle of a slum?  Believe it.

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Meet Karura Chapel

Some churches try to coexist with their community. Others try to influence it. Still others seek to change their neighborhood from the ground up. Karura Community Chapel wants to do all three… And it’s working.

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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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