Meet Our Staff: Patrick and Vitalie

Patrick Freeman Tutoring Coordinator and Choir & Theatrical Director, WMF Sierra Leone Patrick was born into a beautiful military family in Sierra Leone. He surrendered his life to our Lord and Saviour Christ at his salad age during the Youth For Christ camp. In 2000, he was diagnosed of diabetes which medical doctors said was […]

Choosing Radical Hope as Obedience

I have recently rejoined our Word Made Flesh community in El Alto, Bolivia after a time of maternity leave and sabbatical.  Sabbatical is intended to be a time of stepping back from the daily grind and automatic racing from one task to another in order to reflect, to be calm, to remove oneself and one’s […]

The Freedom of Obedience

I have something to confess. Obedience is a hard word for me. The word conjures up feelings of being controlled; of dutifully doing something that I don’t want to do. To me it can imply sacrifice and giving up my own wants and desires for the sake of something or someone else. It can feel […]

Learn More: On Obedience, Vol. 24 No. 4

As we reflect on this lifestyle celebration and celebrate Advent, we invite you to explore some of our top picks from media and resources that deal with the topic of obedience. READ KHRISTI LAUREN ADAMS introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope found within the often overlooked and ignored stories of girls of color. […]

When All is Not Well

“…[Our God] is able to deliver us…he will deliver us…But if not…we will not serve your gods…” Daniel 3:17-18 (ESV) Recently, I watched in horror as my daughter Adira hovered over the brink of death. She had contracted malaria and an internal infection called sepsis, which raised her fever to lethal levels. All my training, […]

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 […]

From the Executive Director (Winter 2019-20)

Have you noticed? Scripture is replete with positive examples of characters from outside normed paths and accepted methods who arrive on the scene and bring refreshing insights and new freedoms.  These characters help us increase in wisdom. These inbreakings into our routines aid us in becoming better people if we hearken to them and follow […]

From the Editor — Winter 2019-20

“…who emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every […]

From the Editor — Fall 2019

It is always a humbling experience to publish yet another issue of The Cry, because believing so much in an organization and then getting to in part curate its storytelling content is a true and intimate gift. We receive these stories and go through processes of revision and editing; we lay each page out, choose […]

From the Executive Director (Fall 2019)

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to [other translations: “rebuked”] them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that […]