Becoming Like Him

It can be easy to believe that going to church on Sundays or participating in another church activity is doing the will of the Lord, that this is enough to fulfill the responsibilities of every believer. But when I understood that God calls us to go beyond attending church, my wife and I decided to […]

The Process of Community

On a cold rainy day in El Alto I walked into the SutiSana workshop.  The space is filled with ladies hovered over sewing machines.  To make your way to the offices, you first have to walk through the middle of the production process.  As I try to unassumingly sneak past, one artisan lifts her head […]

Humility vs. Humiliation

Where I live, humility is often measured by the size of one’s paycheck. In this context, the word humble is not reserved for the meek and holy – rather it is used to describe people of poor and lowly stature. In my culture, wealthy people are esteemed while “humble” people with less money are seen […]

Together

The International Christian Alliance on Prostitution (ICAP) unites, equips and empowers practitioners and advocates who compassionately challenge injustice and offer freedom to people exploited by prostitution, including sex trafficking. In Bolivia, our field works to provide abundant life to those affected by prostitution. Andrea Baker, WMF Bolivia Field Director, attended the 2017 ICAP Conference in […]

What I Learned About Abuse

Last fall, a sparrow fell-flew down my chimney shoot. She perched on the unlit grill, behind the mesh screen, dirtying her little feet in grease and ash. She turns her head to observe, serene. I tiptoe to the window, and creak it open: a breeze enters, and the street sounds amplify. There is a narrow […]

WMF Staff Profile: Doris Monasterios

“I trust in God, I believe in God. I am his daughter. And he has so many incredible things for me. With all of my heart, with all of my passion, I want to serve God and be faithful to him.” Doris Monasterios is a powerful example of perseverance, strength, hard work and an unending […]