I live For Redemption Stories

I walked into a brothel last night. the light was dim, the music bouncing. hard porn covered the walls. urinals lined the entryway. the place reeked of urine, beer, & smoke. I see women lining the doorways just waiting to be chosen & my heart begins to break as reality sets in. I don’t even […]

We Can Go Further

It all began with prayer each day, seeking to know God’s heart and purposes.  I asked Him, “What do you want me to do?”  and He responded: “Go further, further, further.”  When I received this word from Him, I understood that there is much more out there and that we can go further to expand […]

From the Field Director

We do not have in our hands the solutions to all the problems in the world, but in front of all the problems in the world we have our hands. We have our God to teach us more about his love. And, we stand united with the same purpose ❤ Photo taken at The Esther Project.

Every new knock on the door…

I opened the door cheerfully and held it open expectantly! The nervous women in her 20’s didn’t push towards the stairs confidently, like most of the women who attend the Casa de Esperanza programs regularly.  They know this place as “theirs,” and they happily treat is as so. Instead, this woman stood back from the […]

World Refugee Day 2018

Kiziba Refugee Camp resides in the hilltops of Karongi District in western Rwanda. Over 17,000 Congolese refugees live in the camp, many of whom fled unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo twenty years ago, and many others who were born in the camp and have spent their entire lives there. The residents of […]

God-bearers

A reflection based on a post from Jenna, a WMF-Romania/Moldova Discovery Team member (who will return in Fall to do Study Abroad with WMF-Romania).    I love this! The creativity, imagination, and implementation are all fabulous! It’s a wonderful nod to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam (Creazione di Adamo). Apparently, painting the wall of a Word Made […]

Dancing Warrior

“God stand in this place! Settle in my heart, take Your place and come, reign in every corner of my heart,  be the Lord of my life, of my dreams, of my fears and my questions. May you be the center of everything, in every process, anoint my heart with your Holy Spirit, and pour Yourself […]

Photos from The Esther Project

Brazil is a country of extremes. The streets are full of color and diversity while plagued with corruption and inequality. A carnival atmosphere turns to bloodyviolence when you cross unspoken boundaries. “In the middle of poverty and messy lives is precisely where you’ll find Esdrianne Cohen and her team at WMF Brazil. She and her […]

”I no longer have shame over my childhood”

A visit to Bolivia will take your breath away. Literally. When you fly into El Alto, Bolivia, you land at an altitude of 13,325 feet. Your body is taking in approximately 1/3 less oxygen than normal and it takes more energy and time to do the simple things, like walking through the airport with your […]

The Land of a Thousand Hills

At some point life overseas becomes “normal” and I feel like there isn’t anything new or profound to write about. Some days are full of joy and it would be easy to write about all the reasons to shout praises to God, but I get caught up in the celebration and don’t take the time […]