Favorites 2009!

Posted Feb 22, 2010 by 4 Comments

Note:  This article kicks off a two-week retrospective of favorite articles from 2009.  It was originally scheduled to begin the second week of January, but the earthquake in Haiti took precedence. Just wanted you to know why we are waiting until the end of February to do this!


Wow.  It has been an incredible year for World Next Door.  Ok.  Technically it’s been the only year for World Next Door.  But it’s still been incredible!

On January 22, 2009, World Next Door, Inc. was incorporated with the State of Indiana.  By the middle of March, we had somehow already been accepted by the IRS as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit.  And by June, we had three summer interns, a website and a growing readership!

We’ve been absolutely blown away at the support and encouragement we’ve received throughout the year.

And guess what?  2010 is looking like it might be even better.

Spring in New York City, summer in Ukraine, late summer on Vancouver Island, and Fall in Cambodia!  And that’s just my itinerary.  Who knows where our other writers and interns will end up?

Looking Back

So, at the end of a fantastic year and at the start of an exciting new one, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of our favorite articles from 2009.  Over the next two weeks we will be re-posting some of our favorites from last year. Articles from India, Ukraine, Malawi, Kenya, Indianapolis, Haiti and Panama…

We have a few articles in mind, but we’d love your input as well.  Do you have any must-read articles or photo galleries you’d love to see back on the front page?  Leave us a comment below and tell us which ones were your favorites!

Our retrospective begins with tomorrow’s post.  It goes way back to India, where the idea for World Next Door was born…

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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. Bobby said... 


    February 22nd, 2010 at 1:16 pm  

    The Bloody Knuckles Article from Kenya, or any of the photo galleries from Kenya too.

  2. Rebecca Fischer said... 


    February 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm  

    Anything from Haiti! I went to Haiti for my first time through NVM last October and fell in love with the people, the kids, and the country. Seeing pictures of the kids that I had a chance to hang out with and just reading about different stories of what is happening there now, was awesome!

  3. Jo Nading said... 


    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm  

    Peter from Ukraine. His story and maybe any update. There are just so many to choose….I’ll take another look and see if i can choose any more.

  4. Jessica Shewan said... 


    February 24th, 2010 at 5:18 pm  

    “Learning how to give” by Christine in Kenya!

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