So sorry for the lack of posts this weekend.  Our team was taking our mid-trip Safari.  On the bright side, we have a few pictures for you to enjoy!

For those of you fluent in Swahili, I should clarify.  The word “safari” means “journey” in English.  So technically we were taking a safari to “Safari,” and by that I mean, we were driving around looking at animals.

Um, maybe I should just let you enjoy the pictures.

The initials after each picture indicate who took the picture.

JS – Jessica Shewan
SQ –
Scott Quigley
CS –
Christine Sullivan
BR –
Barry Rodriguez

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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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  1. Linda Quigley said... 


    July 6th, 2009 at 7:46 am  

    WOW! I thought magazines airbrushed to get pictures like that!! You guys are amazing with your cameras…award winning shots! but the best part was to see your faces! Can’t describe the joy that overcame me!

  2. Jo Nading said... 


    July 6th, 2009 at 7:37 pm  

    Great pictures guys. Sure is different than trying to NOT get stuck in the mud on our 2005 safari. God’s creativity is evident in every shot. Thank so much for sharing.

  3. Kim said... 


    July 6th, 2009 at 10:34 pm  

    Incredible! What an amazing glimpse of God’s greatness.

  4. Sammy Buczkowski said... 


    July 7th, 2009 at 4:51 pm  

    Barry, you saw giraffes in Africa?!?!
    (I am not sure how to communicate that he was kind of asking you and mostly just excited about it)

  5. grandma Mack said... 


    July 8th, 2009 at 3:44 pm  

    Nothing like up close and personal! Wow! Great shots. Who cares about bad hair when you are experiencing God’s amazing world. Stay safe and well.

  6. Breanna Sipple said... 


    February 15th, 2011 at 3:28 am  

    oh, the lions eating the carcass was definitely my favorite shot…what beautiful surprise picture to discover in the gallery. 😉

    I’m guessing you only drove by and the electric fence hindered any contact (in Thailand they let you ride the elephants, just saying) but good job on getting some close shots. God makes some pretty awesome (and cute) animals. :)

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