On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake which left hundreds of thousands dead and millions without homes.  In the midst of such incredible hardship, our partner organization in Port-au-Prince, Nehemiah Vision Ministries, stepped up to meet the need.

Through medical teams, food distributions and other aid, NVM has begun the process of restoring their country… one person at a time.

One of the many Haitians devastated by the earthquake.

From January 29-February 13 I was embedded with two of the medical teams from NVM.  I tried to capture my experience here on World Next Door for you to read.  Below you will find each of my articles from the trip and a video showing some of my photos that didn’t end up on the site.

Heartache

As I watch the devastation in Haiti, I cannot help but think about the injustices and hope I’ve experienced around the world…

Click here to read this article…

Compassion Fatigue

How do you continue to stay engaged when your heart can’t take any more?

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Never Too Young

Should children be sheltered from social justice issues? Or should they get involved from an early age?

Click here to read this article…

The Checklist

Even though I’ve traveled a lot before, I’m filled with fear and anticipation about my upcoming trip to Haiti…

Click here to read this travel journal…

One at a Time

With millions of Haitians sick, hungry and homeless, is there any way to have hope for the future?

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Photo Gallery: Finding a Way

Despite having everything set against them, Haitians will find a way to go on.

Click here to see this photo gallery…

Sticks. Trash. Home.

As I watch the devastation in Haiti, I cannot help but think about the injustices and hope I’ve experienced around the world…

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Downtown

What I saw in downtown Port-au-Prince will change my life forever…

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Out of Obscurity

Geniuses around the world are living undiscovered in poverty. Did I just find one?

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Photo Gallery: Food!

It wasn’t until I saw a food distribution in Haiti that I realized the true meaning of hope and anticipation.

Click here to see this photo gallery…

The “Real World”

As I get back to “life as normal,” many Haitians continue to suffer. But I will not forget…

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B-Roll Photo Gallery Video

Finally, here is a short video showing some of the photographs that didn’t make it in to any of the WND articles or photo galleries on the site.  The music is by Sarah Scharbrough, who will be performing live at our One-Year Anniversary Party and Benefit on February 26.

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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. enessj said... 

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    February 17th, 2010 at 1:37 pm  

    The video with Sarah’s music is absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. Good work, Barry. I pray it is only the beginning for many of us.

  2. Penny said... 

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    February 17th, 2010 at 2:07 pm  

    Wow! Stunning….

  3. Jessica Shewan said... 

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    February 18th, 2010 at 2:50 pm  

    I had to go back and listen to the words of the song again…great stuff…and great photography!

  4. Jim M said... 

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    February 19th, 2010 at 1:44 am  

    How can anyone view those images an not feel something stirring deep within their soul. We are created to feel and be moved to action by the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Sara’s beautiful voice, and the stunning photos should remind us that this will go on for years.

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