“Tu Tambien Tienes Una Madre”

“Recuerda que tú también tienes una madre-“ (Remember that you also have a mother), the man said, just loud enough to be heard but soft enough to not further aggravate. On that dimly lit street, and for reasons that I don’t fully understand, this phrase defused the rage in the other man, who slumped his […]

Humility vs. Humiliation

Where I live, humility is often measured by the size of one’s paycheck. In this context, the word humble is not reserved for the meek and holy – rather it is used to describe people of poor and lowly stature. In my culture, wealthy people are esteemed while “humble” people with less money are seen […]

Meet Our Staff

Andy Baker, Regional Coordinator, WMF South America Andy loves family and a good adventure.  He’s also passionate about his contribution to world.  He believes that an honest faith journey will lead us to look beyond ourselves and consider the needs of others.  In 2001, Andy and his wife Andrea moved to Bolivia to serve vulnerable […]

Together

The International Christian Alliance on Prostitution (ICAP) unites, equips and empowers practitioners and advocates who compassionately challenge injustice and offer freedom to people exploited by prostitution, including sex trafficking. In Bolivia, our field works to provide abundant life to those affected by prostitution. Andrea Baker, WMF Bolivia Field Director, attended the 2017 ICAP Conference in […]

What I Learned About Abuse

Last fall, a sparrow fell-flew down my chimney shoot. She perched on the unlit grill, behind the mesh screen, dirtying her little feet in grease and ash. She turns her head to observe, serene. I tiptoe to the window, and creak it open: a breeze enters, and the street sounds amplify. There is a narrow […]

Maribel's Home in Peru

Is God Really All-powerful?

The path of serving — in most cases, it is a difficult one. And more so when one’s heart is no longer of stone, when it has developed the capacity to to suffer with those who suffer and rejoice with those who rejoice. At the beginning of the year, as our ministry here in Peru […]

WMF Staff Profile: Doris Monasterios

“I trust in God, I believe in God. I am his daughter. And he has so many incredible things for me. With all of my heart, with all of my passion, I want to serve God and be faithful to him.” Doris Monasterios is a powerful example of perseverance, strength, hard work and an unending […]