Best of 2010 #2

Posted Feb 16, 2011 by 2 Comments

People often ask me, “What’s your favorite place in the world to visit?”

It’s hard to answer.  You see, I love all of my Kenyan friends.  I also have a big heart for Cambodia.  Haiti is an incredible place, and I’m enthralled by the adventures of India and Panama.

But when it comes to experiencing the sheer beauty and simplicity of the kingdom, it’s hard to beat Ukraine.

Where else can you find such joy?

Ever since my first visit to Romaniv Disabled Boys Orphanage, I’ve been left speechless by the work of Mission to Ukraine.  Bitter injustice is daily met head on by sincere compassion.  The men and women that work at MTU are shining examples of the love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control we should expect from followers of Christ.

The best part is, they don’t even realize how incredible they are.  When they read my first article about their work at Romaniv, one of the MTU ladies said through tears, “We never knew we were part of something so big.”

Well guys, you are.  And as I witnessed in my return to Romaniv last summer, your work is bearing much fruit!

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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. Amy Sorrells said... 


    February 16th, 2011 at 8:33 am  

    One of my favorites, too. Love those kiddos. Love that place.

  2. Paula Raves said... 


    February 16th, 2011 at 10:14 am  

    Love this article…and all the others as well. Keep up the wonderful effort and thanks for sharing them with us.

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