I am always humbled when I think about the incredible work being done by my friends around the world – dedicated servants giving their lives for a cause bigger than themselves.   And rarely is that more evident than with my dear friends in Kibera Slum.

Despite great emotional hardship, unrelenting physical problems and a constant lack of material resources, the leaders of Tumaini Church continue to press on.

One of my newest friends in Kenya…

This summer, I once again had the tremendous opportunity to live in Kibera and spend time following these leaders around.  Although most of my time this summer was spent caring for our summer interns, I did have several chances to write about my experiences.

What I discovered is this: the kingdom of God is breaking into the slums of Nairobi, but it isn’t coming with much fanfare or applause.  It is breaking in through the quiet, ongoing work of servants who are unafraid to give everything for the cause of justice in the world…

Back Again

What is a video-game playing, latte drinking, lawn mowing suburbanite doing living in a Kenyan slum?

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A Loss for Words

After hearing George’s story, I was completely speechless…

Click here to read this article…

A Breathtaking View

What do you do when someone you love has a medical emergency… and the doctors do not care?

Click here to read this travel journal…

Photo Gallery: Problems or People?

Ever wonder why so many of our good intentions in the slums of Kenya come to nothing?

Click here to see this photo gallery…

Culture Guide: American Chopper

Renting a motorcycle for the day so I can learn how to ride: $10. Learning in rural Kenya while dodging cows on dirt roads? Priceless.

Click here to read this culture guide…

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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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