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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. Dave Rod said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 9:52 am  

    I don’t know how you do it but even in the midst of tragedy you find hope. We’ve been rightfully flooded with images of despair and death but I am heartened to see a kite flying over it all. Maybe a metaphor for this:

    Genesis 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

    God broods over his groaning creation.

    Thanks for the powerful images.

  2. Curtis Honeycutt said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:14 am  

    Wow, I’m really impressed by that guy’s mp3 player…he’s like a Haitian MacGyver.

  3. eness said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:19 am  

    Beautiful, Barry. In so many ways.
    Thank you.

  4. Jo Nading said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm  

    rather speechless at the moment. so many thots. so many emotions. smiles to tears to unfathomable admiration for the “Godly stubbornness” that keeps many of these individuals putting one foot in front of the other. Those beautiful, beautiful faces. I was especially struck by the elderly woman and the caption regarding lost friends. Space for so much sadness yet a choice ….a decision to be filled with something bigger and better.

    Thank you Barry –

  5. Anne said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm  

    Barry, Thank you for bringing Haiti to us when it can feel like worlds away. May the faces and stories of these photos stay on our minds, in our prayers, and through our actions, compelling our hearts to remain with Haiti even when the news reports will inevitably begin to “move on.”

  6. Sharon said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 4:13 pm  

    The boy in the plaid shirt in picture 11 will haunt me for a long time. His face is so young, but his eyes look so old and tired. I can only imagine the horrors he’s seen…

  7. Denise said... 


    February 3rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm  

    Wow! Very moving!! -& Ditto what Jo and Anne said. Lord, compel us to continued action toward Haiti regardless of what the media has moved on to…

  8. Aram Mitchell said... 


    February 4th, 2010 at 8:18 am  

    Barry I’m stirred up deep. Thanks for sharing your eye and your voice here. Thanks for the glimpse into the life, hardship and hope, of our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

  9. Jane vanosdol said... 


    February 4th, 2010 at 5:44 pm  

    That little pink hat … Could have been any of our children …

  10. Julie said... 


    February 7th, 2010 at 12:31 pm  

    What amazing pictures to give us a glimpse into their world. Thank you for sharing the photos, their story and the hope of the people.

  11. Stacy Wasmuth said... 


    February 8th, 2010 at 10:06 am  

    Amazing photos and story! The kite and the mp3 photos made me tear up even more than the sad captions, I think because they show the hope that is still with the Haitians, even through the horrors. My prayers are with you and all of the people. Thank you for sharing.

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