Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to see Truthseekers International at its best. Through two simple footwashing events, my perspective on the kingdom of God was forever deepened.

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    • Would you like to participate in a footwashing event yourself? Click here for more info on how you can come to India!
    • Truthseekers needs your support to reach more people with this incredible message of hope. Every dollar you give will be put towards expanding the reach of this amazing ministry. Click here to give today!
    • Pray for the OBCs and Untouchables that received the footwashing. Pray that the message would stick and continue to grow.
    • Pray that the bondage of the caste system would continue to crumble around India!
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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. kristina said... 


    November 30th, 2010 at 9:42 am  

    These pictures amaze me. They are so vivid and full of emotion. I am struck by how much hope they can have in such a dark place. I imagine their smiles are much like candles lighting up the city. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

  2. Rob said... 


    November 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm  

    The beauty of just some of the 1 billion! Wow.

  3. Jim.M said... 


    November 30th, 2010 at 10:28 pm  

    This story in 2010 is hard to get you mind around. Sanctioned, socially accepted oppression is just hard to comprehend. The unconditional Love poured out by Truthseekers is beautiful. I would imagine not all accept the invitation at first, on some level you can begin to believe the lie about yourself, and breaking out of that bondage takes gentle persistence. I am beginning to understand more about what a unique and gifted man Sunil is.

  4. Lee Robinson said... 


    December 1st, 2010 at 10:18 am  

    Barry…great to meet you in Delhi last week. Your pictures do a great justice to the warmth and friendliness of the people we had a chance to server…to the people that we were blessed to give that glimpse of humanity that they long for in their eyes and their hearts. Good work in communicating the message to others around the globe…you are a great tool in the service of His Kingdom.

  5. Jo Nading said... 


    December 2nd, 2010 at 12:51 pm  

    I need to read these and look at pics somewhere other than my cube! Two favs in this group of WONDERFUL pics. The older lady closeup – tealish wrap, nose pierced, plummish lips – she is a picture of beauty and gratitude and life and love. Something about her face melted me. Second one was the wrist tie cutting. I cheered…”YES!” What a picture of victory in Jesus. If it could be that…..simple. But wait, it is – at least from Jesus’ view. My prayer and hope is that the people of this unjust system of Caste can believe it.

    Barry thanks so much. It boggles my mind to think that a mother must tell her child that his/her presence pollutes someone else’s existence. Oh to be able to give a hopeful, loving, TRUE message to these young ones.

    Truthseekers is an amazing ministry.

  6. Dan Johnson said... 


    December 2nd, 2010 at 3:06 pm  

    Wow Barry! You really capture the flavor of what we experienced together last week in Delhi and Lucknow. The photos are superb, and your commentary concisely tells the reality of things in India, and how Truthseekers is spreading a new message of hope, worth, and promise to people who have never had it before. I wish we could’ve had more time to get acquainted; I’ll be following your work though, and keeping up with your passion for social justice around the world through your website. God’s best to you as you travel!

  7. Jessica said... 


    December 4th, 2010 at 11:44 am  

    “You have come a long way to show us who we are.” Wow. This is so deep. The Westerners and the high caste members crossed so many boundaries to demonstrate love…and that was only possible as a result of their own journey, finding out who they are in Christ. The same sentence could be said of Christ:“You have come a long way to show us who we are.”

    This really is incarnational ministry. May the truth set these people free!

    These images give me hope, Barry! Thanks.

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