Thank You for Praying

A few months ago I answered a call. It was a friend who told me that her niece’s three-year-old son was in the hospital and that the doctors did not give her much hope. Her message to me was this: “My niece is asking you to pray for her son. Anna, please come and pray […]

If You’ve Never Been There, You’ll Never Know

When I began, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I had a general idea of what Word Made Flesh Bolivia did, but as days (and years) passed and I learned more about the reality they encounter, God taught me something.  These women can, in Christ, find their identity, and their children can break […]

Highlights of Summer

When we say ‘Highlights of Summer’ – we’re keeping in mind our North American readers!  June, July and August are chilly months in Bolivia, but also a great time of ministry growth.   June: This first half of 2018 saw immense growth in our women’s and kids’ programs and in order to celebrate and encourage […]

From the Inside Out: Reimagining Mission, Recreating the World

The evolution that has taken place in the world of mission over the last twenty-five years has left many Christians asking brutally honest questions about what we do and why we do it. Are we doing more damage than good? What does it look like to truly love and serve the marginalized in an authentic […]

Rembrand's Return of the Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son and God’s Awaiting Embrace

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director This last weekend, my pastor offered a sermon on a topic that has been near to my heart for a long time and has also been part of Word Made Flesh discussions for a long time, too. He spoke about the parable of the Prodigal Son and throughout referenced Henri […]

I live For Redemption Stories

I walked into a brothel last night. the light was dim, the music bouncing. hard porn covered the walls. urinals lined the entryway. the place reeked of urine, beer, & smoke. I see women lining the doorways just waiting to be chosen & my heart begins to break as reality sets in. I don’t even […]

We Can Go Further

It all began with prayer each day, seeking to know God’s heart and purposes.  I asked Him, “What do you want me to do?”  and He responded: “Go further, further, further.”  When I received this word from Him, I understood that there is much more out there and that we can go further to expand […]

From the Field Director

We do not have in our hands the solutions to all the problems in the world, but in front of all the problems in the world we have our hands. We have our God to teach us more about his love. And, we stand united with the same purpose ❤ Photo taken at The Esther Project.

Every new knock on the door…

I opened the door cheerfully and held it open expectantly! The nervous women in her 20’s didn’t push towards the stairs confidently, like most of the women who attend the Casa de Esperanza programs regularly.  They know this place as “theirs,” and they happily treat is as so. Instead, this woman stood back from the […]

World Refugee Day 2018

Kiziba Refugee Camp resides in the hilltops of Karongi District in western Rwanda. Over 17,000 Congolese refugees live in the camp, many of whom fled unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo twenty years ago, and many others who were born in the camp and have spent their entire lives there. The residents of […]