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 […]

Intimate and Abundant Life

Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation—     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—     of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war […]

Knowing Each Other by Our Real Names

“No one has ever believed me before.” There is trust in intimacy. “I can’t believe I finally said that out loud…that feels so good!” There is freedom in intimacy. “There are still so many things that are scary and worrying, but I know I can accept God’s peace and love within me.” There is transformation […]

Suffering Over the Long Haul

One afternoon a few months ago, I had an opportunity to jump into a quick battle and fight suffering head-on. I was running errands with my daughters when a teenager with a duffle bag swung over his back stopped me and asked if I could spare some change for food. His name was Jesús. Sometimes […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Lesson so Great and so Small

It was a day like any other at our community center, a day in which we would have our time of workshops with the boys and girls that we reached in the Grau area, most of them artists who work singing on buses to live. The boys were arriving little by little, and just as […]

Becoming Like Him

It can be easy to believe that going to church on Sundays or participating in another church activity is doing the will of the Lord, that this is enough to fulfill the responsibilities of every believer. But when I understood that God calls us to go beyond attending church, my wife and I decided to […]

Meet Our Staff

Anna Myriam Monteviller Pino was born in Lima, Peru.  She grew up in Christian home and continues to live with her mother and younger brother.  She is licensed in tourism having studied Marketing and Publicity.    She loves wood carving, camping, hiking, going to movies, and highly values her friends.  In 1998 she met and […]

The Process of Community

On a cold rainy day in El Alto I walked into the SutiSana workshop.  The space is filled with ladies hovered over sewing machines.  To make your way to the offices, you first have to walk through the middle of the production process.  As I try to unassumingly sneak past, one artisan lifts her head […]