Word Made Flesh Blog

Word Made Flesh is a contemplative community. One of the ways that we contemplate what God is doing in the world and in our lives is through the reflection articles that we write. We invite you to read, learn, and celebrate with us.

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My first time visiting Word Made Flesh Romania by Jasmine Yoo

Krystal, our mentor for the summer, took the interns – Alice, Elly, and I – to Galați, Romania, to visit another Word ...

Growing In Community by Tess Hartley

August 14, 2023

But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with…

Empty bags, Open Hands by Benjamin Grimm

August 14, 2023

Earlier this year, I planned a medical outreach with the intent to visit several of our most remote communities and demonstrate techniques for first aid and self-care. The routes had to be confirmed by our neighbors because some waterways were closed due to deadfalls. The arrangements were not a light undertaking. We had no extra…

Madlyn’s Testimony in Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone

August 14, 2023

I have been a part of Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone since the age of two, starting with the Good News Club in Kroo Bay and continuing on to graduating from the Light House program in 2018. Growing up in Word Made Flesh has been a truly unique experience. From a young age, I was…

A Lifegiving Privilege to Imitate Christ by Christella Dufitumukiza

August 14, 2023

For the past three and a half years, I have been finding myself in this beautiful community of women in Word Made Flesh Rwanda. Together we walk with Jesus who promises to provide abundant life (John 10:10). And He has. Here, in the slums, among these women who in the world’s eyes, have nothing, I…

The Paradox of Community by Anca-Aurora Chiosea

August 14, 2023

A Romanian proverb says that whoever does not have an old person in their life should get one. By extension, we could say the same thing about the community: Those who don’t have a community should do something to find one. Why are we talking about community? Why is it important to give our time…

Lifting Another’s Burdens by Alafia Cole

August 14, 2023

As I entered the Alé Alé House of Hope that morning, I was struck by all the drawings and inscriptions that lovingly decorate the walls of the compound. The illustration of the Good Samaritan stood out to me, and I paused in the middle of my busy morning to meditate on the story of the…

God Ministers to Us as He Wishes By David Niyonzima

July 31, 2023

I have heard several preachers referencing the fact that God has to use negative or bad situations to help us understand what He would want us to know or to do. Some say that God will use sickness, accident, loss of loved ones, loss of property, loss of jobs, failures in our lives so that…

This Giving Season, Join Us in Offering Radical Hospitality

November 15, 2022

Word Made Flesh Brazil currently serves over 120 families, providing assistance with food, clothing, supplies, and clothes – and continuous prayer. With over 9 million people living in Rio, there will always be more who need our Radical Hospitality. So in 2023, we hope to do just that by starting an after school program for…

Caring for Ourselves so We Can Care for Others

November 14, 2022

We have learned that in order to give ourselves fully to the work of the LORD, it is necessary to take care of ourselves well. As Parker Palmer puts it, “Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth…

Living an Abundant Life

November 14, 2022

“Mfite ubuzima buzima.” I am living an abundant life. These words were spoken by Fiona*, a woman we have walked with for the last six years. We talk about our vision for abundant life for women all of the time, but to have these words being spoken without prompting from a woman who has endured…