You’re The One We’re Looking For

“You’re the One We’re Looking For” In the red-light district a block from our ministry center, there are 500 beds.  As we do every Christmas, we enter each of the fourteen brothels there donning Santa Claus hats and proclaiming the gospel through Christmas carols. The administrators were, as always, remarkably accepting; some even genuinely enjoying the cheerful […]


A Christmas Letter From Word Made Flesh

Dear friends, Merry Christmas! Below is our Word Made Flesh Christmas letter. 🙂 We have sent the included letter out hard-copy as well as electronically. However, we only have electronic addresses for some of you. If this is you, we would love for you to drop us a reply with your physical address. Thanks! 🙂 Our Christmas […]

Analise's Story

Analise’s Story

Although she visited our ministry center years ago, she wasn’t quite ready for change. But when she hit rock bottom, she knew where to turn for help. Desperate, suicidal and scared, she came begging for help to pay for university studies. “I’ll do everything I can to study hard!” She sought out therapy, and began […]

WMF Bolivia

Let the Little Children Come

Word Made Flesh Bolivia Cares for the Young Ones My husband and I recently welcomed our first child into the world.  Soon after our little girl arrived, we found ourselves at a lively restaurant near Cleveland, Ohio (during a CAVS game!)  As we munched appreciatively I happened to glance up at the television above the […]

My First Trip To A Bolivian Brothel

It’s pouring rain. In a time of the most severe drought this country has known in decades, there’s no room for complaining about the wet and cold. We welcome the storm, although it does complicate our objective. We walk into the first brothel; only red lights illuminate the shadows of utter darkness inside. The heavy […]

Travel, Transitions, And All Of The Things

  Well I arrived safe and sound here in the Land of a Thousand Hills with NO complications at immigration! (Can I get an AMEN?!) It has been a pretty busy week. Traveling/getting to know the city, bible studies, shared community Rwandan meals, and a welcome dinner! Did I mention how thankful I am that Shelbye has been […]


We Finally Have Our Own Space!

This year has brought us so much change. We finally have our own space! A new Community Center!  We bought a condo, a semi- basement, about 2,000 square feet, and have transformed the dusty bare brick shell into an inviting, colorful labyrinth of rooms. As we (WMF Moldova staff) visited with friends in the U.S. this month, […]

Rwanda Hope

Looking Forward To The Future With Hope

When we came to visit Annete she was sitting on the floor of her two-room house organizing the bag of clothes a friend from church had donated to her. It is rare that any of our friends in Kangondo—a slum nestled in between two of Kigali’s wealthiest neighborhoods—are able to find work, so Annette’s gift of clothes to […]


Mourn With Those Who Mourn

It’s September in Kroo Bay, an expansive area located on the coastline in central Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. Home to more than 6,000 people, this community is primarily made up of makeshift structures pieced together from bits of scrap metal, sticks, garbage, and mud. The neighborhood lies at the bottom of a large hill […]

Growing Up In the Red-Light District

Growing Up in the Red-Light District

When she was eight, Janis and her family moved into a simple home in downtown El Alto, a chilly urban outgrowth of Bolivia’s administrative capital, La Paz. Growing up, Janis and her three sisters loved the new neighborhood, where the streets were often jammed with public transportation and market stalls. They were a vulnerable household however; […]