The Day She Stopped Running

Honestly, I understand why Ada was mad at God.  Misfortune and disaster seem to hunt her, and its hard not to blame it on an all-powerful father. Her own mother and father abandoned her early, and she and her brother and sister were raised by their grandparents in a squalor that belies description, marginally assisted […]

Vanessa’s Transformation

On a chilly Wednesday evening, a small team made its weekly visit to the red-light district, and met Vanessa.*  At 28 y/o, she had resorted to prostitution a few months prior to make ends meet for her two young sons. Lonely for fellowship, Vanessa visited the WMFB ministry center within the week. Over tea, she […]

The Living Hope of Eastertide

Happy Eastertide!  He is risen! This beautiful tapestry depicted above has been hanging in our church during Lent, Holy Week and now into Eastertide. The tapestry resides at the top of a set of the church’s entrance stairs.  Upon summiting it feels as if one is naturally moving forward to join in the depicted journey. […]

Flooding

WMF Peru Update

Recently, Peru has experienced fatal flash flooding and mudslides throughout the entire country.  We are thankful to report that everyone at our WMF Peru site is safe, but please be in prayer for the country as a whole as the flooding has caused wide-spread devastation and there is the possibility of continuing heavy rains for the […]

Enough

There’s enough to go around

“There’s enough to go around.” Those five words revolutionized my life. I was in my first year of graduate school, training to become a therapist. I was at a point in the school year when I had begun to question whether or not I had chosen the correct career path. I was immersed in abstract […]

Greeting and Lenten Reflection

The Following reflection was recently shared with our Word Made Flesh staff around the world. We thought we’d share it further by posting it here on the WMF blog. We pray it proves meaningful for you. Greetings, all. During this season of Lent, I hope that in the midst of all that you are carrying […]

Beautiful

All Things Beautiful

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. “(Ecclesiastes 3:11-12) It’s spring and nature is coming to […]

Women, Rwanda

The Start of Something New

We are excited about what God is doing here in Kigali, Rwanda. We’ve been working with vulnerable women in one of the communities here now for a year. The first several months seemed pretty rocky at times. The group began with 20 women starting a savings and credit group, but it took some time for […]

WMF Peru

New Adventures And Old Themes

Greetings from Lima Peru! It is my sincere hope to encourage you with this update on the happenings in Word Made Flesh Peru in 2016, and our plans for 2017. As it happened, 2016 was fraught with many challenges, and yet, I still see God showing His care and provision for the ministry at every […]

Prayer

Planting Roots Takes Courage

I try to begin each day with the morning prayer from Common Prayer. This liturgy has become a vital part of my daily rhythms over the last year, offering peace to my morning and a solid foundation for my day. This prayer from a few months ago was, amazingly enough, the prayer on my one […]