As I’ve written in a previous article, I recently returned from an incredible “Desert Encounter” with a ministry called Musalaha that seeks to reconcile Israeli and Palestinian believers.

In the article I talked a bit about the philosophy behind the trip, but I didn’t talk much about what the trip looked and felt like.  That’s why I’ve put together this photo gallery. I want you to get a sense of the look and feel of our adventure in the wilderness.

Hopefully these photos will help you feel a bit like you were there…

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Next Steps
    • Although Musalaha asks its Desert Encounter participants to pay a small amount for the trips, most of the costs are shouldered by the ministry. For this, they need partners willing to support them financially. Would you consider investing in a future life-changing trip for an Israeli or Palestinian youth? Click here to find out more!
    • Musalaha volunteers have produced a book full of stories from the lives of those that the ministry has touched in some way. If you want to hear more about how God is moving here, take a look!
    • Pray for the teens that were a part of this Desert Encounter. Pray that they would continue to have their understanding of the world changed and that their time in the wilderness would be only the beginning of their journey toward reconciliation.
    Next Steps

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. Curtis Honeycutt said... 


    April 30th, 2011 at 10:29 am  

    Phenomenal photos B-Rod…God is using this ministry to do some phenomenal things!

  2. Chuck Easton said... 


    May 1st, 2011 at 2:40 pm  

    WOW great pictures. They tell the story.

  3. Lindi Sperback said... 


    May 1st, 2011 at 8:19 pm  

    awesome all the way around Barry. That last photo is the bomb!!!

  4. eness said... 


    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm  

    Love it.

  5. Sue Branham said... 


    May 4th, 2011 at 5:11 pm  

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  6. Barry Rodriguez said... 


    May 5th, 2011 at 9:24 am  

    Sue, the site you’re looking for is I hope that helps!

  7. Matthew said... 


    May 8th, 2011 at 1:10 pm  

    Hey! I’m in those pictures! I’m in the one before last… and in the last… I’m the second from the left who’s barely jumping… :))


  8. Tanya B said... 


    May 11th, 2011 at 1:34 pm  

    Incredible pictures – amazing talent :) Thank you, Barry

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