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    • Interested in volunteering with The Relief Bus? Check out for more information.
    • If World Next Door were to host a weekend trip with the Relief Bus (with me as your guide and trip leader), would you be interested in coming along? Email to let me know!
    • If you happen to live on the north side of Indianapolis, there are many teams from Grace Community Church heading out to serve with the Relief Bus. You could be a part of one! Email Steve Buczkowski for more information (click here).
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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. Jim M said... 


    April 13th, 2010 at 7:38 am  

    Thanks Barry for a fascinating, and compelling look at the Relief Bus, The Bowery Mission, Homelessness, the love of Christ poured out through others in the form of little cups of soup, and the people places and things that are all a part of NYC (and really any city USA) that we so rarely see. Thank you for helping us see, and feel and care and hopefully act. Thanks for the gentle invitation to have the courage to live into our faith with action. I was reading in James last night, and then this morning when I got up and saw these photos I was reminded of James 1 :14-17. Particularly James 1: 17.

    You are never the same after having just one of the experiences you have described. The term wrecked intimidates some, so I will use the term molded…you become molded, changed from the inside.

    Thank you again for this series.

  2. Jim M said... 


    April 13th, 2010 at 7:41 am  

    Sorry: James 2: 14-17.

  3. Steve Buczkowski said... 


    April 13th, 2010 at 9:04 am  

    For those connected with Grace, we have a trip heading out June 3-6 with only a couple of spots remaining. There is also a trip October 7-10 as well as January 5-9. If interested, reach out to me at for more specifics.

  4. Juan Galloway said... 


    April 13th, 2010 at 12:02 pm  

    We love you Barry! Thanks for your wonderful insight into our work with the poor and great photos and stories. You make The Relief Bus team look good!

    Juan Galloway
    Executive Director

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