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 […]

Submitting to Love

When you hear the word submission, what comes to mind?  Power over someone or something? Manipulating someone to do what you want?  The Cambridge Dictionary defines submission as an act of allowing someone to have power over you.  It is also defined as the act of accepting the power or authority of someone else.  If […]

Submission as Re-Ordering

Submission. It is a contentious notion. The very word frequently invokes a reaction. It is often promulgated by those in positions of authority to bolster their power. When submission is demanded, we tend to resist. Yet, in our lives in this world, submission is a given for everyone. We are situated within a certain order, […]

Mother and Son (Working Title)

“Mother and Son (Working Title)” is part of a series of portraits whose subjects are refugees from Eritrea. Our WMF Artist Ambassador Karisa Keasey will soon publish this and other works in an upcoming book.   Jesus submitted to his Father as God incarnate to experience life just like us. He also submitted to his […]

Ashira Workshop

I spot Irina down the street on my way back to the Center from the market, and quicken my pace to catch up with her. She’s pushing a dusty, rickety baby stroller with a lumpy garbage bag in the seat. Having run into her like this on several occasions in the past, I know that […]

Submission: In Giving, We Receive

In a world where more and more people seek to get more than they seek to give, be one of those people who offer love and support to those who need and ask for it. Look for opportunities to give to those in need. To put a smile on someone’s face. Give and life will […]

From the Executive Director — Submission

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage (exploited or grasped); rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant (slave), being made in human likeness. […]

From the Editor — Submission

With such joy and gratefulness, we close 2018 with this issue of The Cry on our Lifestyle Celebration of Submission. Submission is, on the surface, a complicated word for many of us. I learned about submission in contexts where being submitted was a forceful thing. It meant blindly following authority, surrendering without joy, and seeing […]

Submitting to Transformation

Nearly 15 years ago, WMF Bolivia began renting a building in the red-light district of El Alto. It was our dream to offer hospitality to women caught in the sex trade. Our relationships in the brothels had reached a plateau, mostly because of the environment and the quantity of men on the streets. Soon a […]

All Our Hope Made Good in Christ

It began with a vision. Eight years ago, I felt called to a time of prayer and fasting. In the middle of the night, I had a vision of a woman pointing to a map and saying, “Bodaway.” It didn’t make any sense. When I got up, I checked google maps and found that the […]