Abundant Joy

Abundant Joy WMF Sierra Leone (SL) is filled with active staff members, a vibrant community, and grateful participants. Our WMF SL staff is burdened by the broken nature and fallen patterns of the world that has left so many individuals in their community homeless, sick and without any family members. As WMF staff work to […]

Learning As We Go

Learning As We Go   Within mission work, all of our fields have had their ebbs and flows of learning effective ministry and mission tools and tricks. From saying the wrong things to practicing ineffective missional practices, we have definitely fallen short. It’s no surprise that we fall short, Romans 3:23 tells us “for all […]

Join WMF in Prayer This Week!

International Executive Director, Clint Baldwin, shared a video on Monday of this week about joining WMF International in prayer. The video notes how to access the Word Made Flesh International online monthly prayer calendar (available here), and how to download it, as desired, to hang in a familiar spot as a prayer prompt reminder throughout […]

Faith Without Works is Dead

By Word Made Flesh International Executive Director, Clint Baldwin   How might we, at least in some small way, “be the change we wish to see” this week? I’m part of a Sunday morning group called “Current Conversations, Ancient Faith.” Yesterday, after engaging in a “Common Prayer” liturgical reading, James 2 was our core discussion […]

A Day of Fulfillment of Hope is Coming

Word Made Flesh International Executive Director, Clint Baldwin, offers a word of encouragement here as he reflects on the intricacy of nature and perseverance. “As we were driving our youngest daughter to have bloodwork done in Cincinnati the other day, I saw & was able to take a quick photo of the tree that is […]

Abundant Life: A life free of family violence

As the pandemic turned all of our lives upside down, we suddenly found ourselves at home every day, using our 220 sq. ft., two-bedroom apartment for two jobs, virtual preschool, and everything else already related to home.  Though difficult some days, we were able to adjust as a family and in general enjoy some extra […]

Humility when Tensions are High (As Featured in The Cry)

Last fall, Bolivia experienced significant political instability throughout the country and in areas where our WMF staff reside. Some community members evacuated as we experienced weeks of national protests, blockades and riots regarding socialist president Evo Morales and his continuance of power for an unconstitutional 4th term. Chaos and division grew as protests became increasingly […]

A Complex Simplicity (As Featured in The Cry)

Simplicity. It should be fairly simple to write about, but I have found it anything but.  I wish I had some great wisdom to share, but instead I come to you with a few questions that I don’t quite have the answers to myself. My hope is that through my ramblings and questions, you may […]

The Long Haul

Sometimes healing takes a while.    This is certainly true for women who have been prostituted.    It takes a woman, on average, seven attempts to successfully leave commercial sexual exploitation. Her journey often won’t follow a linear path. She may take many steps backwards on her journey forward.    That’s why Word Made Flesh […]