“She Just Disappeared”

Of course it was “Mariela*” who didn’t show up to SutiSana to work, our youngest artisan barely out of her teens, already a mom of her own two children and raising her orphaned brother. Mariela* is everyone’s little sister.  Despite the horrific physical and sexual abuse she experienced being the child of generational prostitution and […]

Choosing Joy in the Midst of Pain

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the […]

Stay Close to the Cracks (As Featured in The Cry)

Stay close to the cracks, To the broken places, where people weep and cry out in pain. Stay close to the cracks, where God’s tears fall, and God’s wounds bleed for love of us. Stay close to the cracks, where the light shines in, and grass pushes up through concrete. Stay close to the cracks, […]

The Celebration of Suffering (As Featured in The Cry)

I would consider my calling to be a healer, to practice resurrecting broken bodies, hearts and lives in conjunction with my community. But as I have entered into a new phase of my calling as a nurse, now working within the ICU, I have realized that sometimes we are unable to fix the damage that has […]

Smile! It’s Prime Day – Support WMF while you shop with AmazonSmile

SMILE! It’s Amazon Prime Day!  There’s a simple way to keep the smiles going — use AmazonSmile to shop Prime Day deals and simply select Word Made Flesh as your preferred charity. As a result, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to support the work of Word Made Flesh all over the world. The smiles don’t stop […]

Intern Reflections: Bolivia | Eucharistic Community

by Michaela McCurdy, WMF Intl. Intern This update is from one of our interns who just completed her Word Made Flesh internship in Bolivia. Michaela is a senior at Anderson University and is completing her degree in International Relations and Spanish. We are grateful for her time with our WMF Bolivia community these past couple […]

Prayer and Peacework

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the […]

From the Executive Director (As featured in The Cry)

“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after Me, let such a person deny themself and take up their cross and follow Me. For whoever would save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.  For what will it profit a man if he gains […]

Vania*

At 12 years old, Vania* has experienced more hardships than most adults. She began coming to Word Made Flesh Bolivia’s activities in May 2018. Her mother had learned of WMFB after receiving an invitation at a public health center outreach visit, and hoped that WMFB could help with her daughter’s development in school. Vania was […]

From the Editor — Summer 2019 (As Featured in The Cry)

We gladly and sober-mindedly embrace what seems to be an unsolvable paradox: the celebration of suffering. To understand the joy intrinsic to suffering we must first recognize the inevitability of suffering itself. This world of ours is fallen and broken, and sin begets sin — even death. No matter where we find ourselves, what our […]