Making Room

As we navigate community with those on the margins, we experience all of the complexities of life–the highs and lows, joy and grief. Our community in Kigali recently walked through grief and hardship together as we held a memorial service at our ministry center for a member of one of our savings groups who passed […]

Humility and Harmony

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.”—Romans 12:16 “Only humility will lead us to unity, and unity to peace.” —Mother Teresa Motherhood in a way forces you into a posture of humility. You have to put this little human above yourself and […]

Trust in the Slow Work of God

I have so many memories from those first years in Rwanda of sitting on broken chairs in dimly lit, two-room houses and listening as woman after woman poured out her heart. Immaculee and I listened as they expressed their concerns for their families, their health, their loneliness, their struggle to find hope. We offered prayer […]

“Break My Heart for What Breaks Yours”

I remember singing along at a Hillsong United concert and praying that prayer as a young follower of Christ. Not long after praying that prayer I joined Word Made Flesh in Kolkata, India. Back then, as a girl fresh out of university, I was eager to see people the way God sees them. I wanted […]

Meet our Staff: Laura and Shelbye

Laura Haugen International Office Manager, USA Laura grew up as a missionary kid in Peru and Argentina, which has given her a heart for the world. She was drawn to Word Made Flesh because of their holistic vision for incarnational, restorative, and sustainable ministry with communities around the world. As International Office Manager, Laura is […]

Meet our Staff: Annie and Esdrianne

Annie Jones Short Term Programs Coordinator, WMF Rwanda Annie was born and raised in Texas. She grew up going to the beach on days off from school and to Sea World most summers. She quickly developed a passion for the ocean and marine life, inspiring her to get a degree in Marine Biology. As she entered […]

What Comes our Way

When I moved to Rwanda—once I decided to join Word Made Flesh—I had an idea of the kind of community that I wanted to be in. Word Made Flesh (WMF) excited me because of the way it celebrates community as part of a life of service among the poor. This was beautiful to me. I […]

The Journey of Obedience

As stated in the WMF lifestyle celebrations: “We celebrate obedience as our loving response to the grace of Jesus” Obedience is submitting to what God requires of us. Obedience means doing one’s duty and obeying the command of elders, superiors or authorities. This is the general concept of obedience in the Bible. At Word Made […]

Jesus Is There

Sometimes the suffering of this world is overwhelming and I don’t know what to do. We walk into our friends’s homes here in Kigali, Rwanda and the same story comes from the mouth of so many of the women. They tell us how they are unable to support their families and how they can’t afford […]