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August Prayer Letter

August 2013 Dear Family & Friends: As most of you know, the primary focus of our ministry in Buenos Aires has been with vulnerable young adults, youth, and children at the Retiro train station located in the center of the city. Over the past five years, I have shared many stories and reflected on experiences […]

Celebrating Five Years in Argentina!

April 2013 “Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from God. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person […]

November Prayer Letter – What's Ahead in 2013

November 2012 Dear Family & Friends, It is hard to believe I am coming up on five years living and serving with Word Made Flesh in Buenos Aires. I am grateful for family and friends who have accompanied me and faithfully partnered with me along the way. During these past several years I have become […]

Patient Trust

Patient Trust Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that […]

Sharing Mate

A few afternoons a week our WMF Argentina community spends time with children, youth and young adults who live and/or work the busiest downtown train station and transportation hub in Buenos Aires. Hundreds of thousands of people pass through the Retiro station every day. Because of this, many youth and young adults living in situations […]

Attentive to God's Nearness. Advent Day 15

The below Advent reflection was first posted on the blog, Godspace, as part of the Advent series, “Jesus Is Near – How Do We Draw Close?” You can read other daily Advent series reflections at http://godspace.wordpress.com/.   Advent – Attentive to God’s Nearness   There is something about Advent that sparks my attentiveness. For me […]

Actively Waiting in Newness of Life, Advent Day 7

The liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas fall during spring and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Since moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina, I have often grumbled about how most church calendar reflections, liturgies, and meditations center around Northern Hemisphere seasons. The themes of Advent usually involve waiting in darkness as nature retreats to survive the […]

Field History – Argentina

Word Made Flesh Argentina began its presence in Buenos Aires in 2005, when Walter, Adriana and Cora Forcatto first arrived in Buenos Aires in March to begin a new South America field. The Forcattos previously pioneered the WMF community in Lima, Peru, serving there for six years. Soon after arriving the Forcattos began spending time […]