I’d like to introduce you to an organization that is daily becoming closer and closer to my heart…

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About the Author: Christine Sullivan was a summer intern with World Next Door in 2009. She graduated in 2009 from Taylor University with a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts. She loves finding beauty in the unseen and overlooked and is passionate about bringing stories of injustice to light.

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  1. Curtis Honeycutt said... 


    June 24th, 2009 at 8:59 am  

    Christine, these photos are phenomenal. The story that goes with them makes them even more special. Wow.

  2. Brad Ruggles said... 


    June 24th, 2009 at 9:21 am  

    Wow, pictures really are worth a thousand words. Those photos tell a beautiful story. So glad to learn about organizations like ZanaA and what they are doing to help.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Amy Osgood said... 


    June 24th, 2009 at 12:42 pm  

    So very powerful. I love how ZanaA is addressing the social issues relating to these kids bodies, self-esteem. We are all God’s creation and He gave us those needs. Praise Him for ZanaA!

    I’m also struck at the deep similarities to kids in America with those same deep needs. I think it reminds us we are all more alike than we are different. Just like family, whether you want to admit it or not, we belong to the same Father.

  4. Sharon said... 


    June 24th, 2009 at 1:27 pm  

    Powerful pictures and a powerful story. Another reminder that simple things that we take for granted can make all the difference when you don’t have them.

  5. Dave Rod said... 


    June 25th, 2009 at 9:59 am  

    What haunting and evocative images…the light splashing against the darkness. Seems to capture the mission and work of Zana, yet another amazing work of God through people who choose to live brave not safe.

  6. meg and ron blevins said... 


    June 28th, 2009 at 6:16 pm  

    thank you for sensitively reflecting on the paradox of His life-giving beauty in the midst of an unjust and dying world. Images that we have experienced, you have been able to capture for us.

  7. Megan White said... 


    June 29th, 2009 at 4:35 am  

    Thanks for sharing our work so genuinely Christine!

    For those interested in learning more, visit http://www.zanaafrica.org or follow us on twitter: ZanaAfrica.

    Keep the comments coming, they’re great.

  8. Aaron Elliott said... 


    June 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm  

    LOVE the slideshow! Brilliant depiction of the hope and light in the midst of rubble and filth. Wow.

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