New explorations of an old theme

At WMF Peru, we have an increasing call to support women who are working in the sex trade and their vulnerable children. We long to respond to this leading by embracing and empower these families. We are in the process of developing both an intervention program and a prevention program. Prevention Our prevention program will address […]

The Look Of Jesus

It had been a long time since we last visited the place where little Jesús was, and it’s certainly not a place where a three-year-old boy or, really, any minor should live — exposed to addiction, crime, every kind of violence, police intervention, and so forth. It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything about […]

How God Transformed Darkness into a Beacon of Light

She showed up at our doorstep over a decade ago. We were young and inexperienced, innocently suspicious of the audacious stories she told. Terrified, she quickly and quietly told of a large web of prostitution and trafficking throughout the cities of El Alto and La Paz, surreptitiously known as “La Casa Blanca,” or “The White […]

The Abusers and Other Things That Make Me Angry

I´ve been at a loss for words. Fluctuating between heartache and despair, anger and confusion, I’ve questioned our effectiveness, the possibilities of change and even God’s unfailing power. You see, we’ve known a family fighting to overcome layers of injustice and brokenness. We’ve walked with them and loved them, through triumphs and failures, large and […]

Dream Big

Dreaming Big

Just outside the Bangkok City limit, there is a little church called Amen Church. Its doors are open every weekend to the surrounding community, welcoming kids of all ages into the fun of Kids’ ministry and English language learning. Creative Life Foundation has partnered with the pastor, Khun Plaa, for about eight years to bring […]

True Fasting

Waiting is not always fun. Waiting for something that is completely out of your control, and trusting that God is in control, is not always easy. In fact it can be extremely difficult. As I waited and prayed for my visa, I also prayed for my friend trying to get his visa (which he got […]

Sierra Leone

The Cry for Safety

Keziah is a vulnerable young girl desiring safety for her life. She was abandoned when she was four years old when her parents left her with an older woman in the east end of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Keziah was abused sexually there, and the old woman did not fight for her. So she started a journey […]

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 […]