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 […]

Modlova

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

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; […]

Meet The Summer Interns

      We love having interns around the office. This summer we’ve been lucky enough to have two talented young ladies join our team.  Say hello to Toria and Krista !                   Meet Toria University: Asbury University Hometown: Nicholasville, KY   Why did you want to intern […]

Mother’s Day in Bolivia

Yesterday we celebrated Mother’s Day and the drop-in center was filled to the brim! Fourteen years after the official launch of the ministry, I scanned the faces of all who came and was struck by the layers of history and the stories represented. Weddings, births and funerals. Suicide, alcohol, rape. Redemption. Survival. Growth. Little ones […]

Life Here

Life here in Bangkok is all about the little moments. It’s pausing to look around in the park and seeing my Thai friends teaching taekwondo to a class of 20 children from low-income families, the elderly group over by a cluster of trees doing tai-chi in yellow shirts, a handful of young parents watching their […]

Restoration

The Process Of Restoration

The renovations at our new Community Center have been under way since January and progress is visible. Last week one of our pre-teens came to see the place for the first time and exclaimed with delight, “Hey, you could actually live here!” I am so glad she saw that side of the coin as I […]

Big News

Big News!

Hello friends from around the world, I’m not sure if you heard, read or If you receive Word Made Flesh Thailand’s monthly newsletters (Subscribe Here) -either way we have BIG news (and a bit of explaining to do) Here is what we wrote last week. “Word Made Flesh Thailand (Creative Life Foundation)  IS MOVING!  Of course […]