Emptying Ourselves to Come Alongside (As Featured in The Cry)

During one of the prayer times with my colleagues, I shared on John 3:16. It was a few days before Christmas, the time we remember that God graciously sent Jesus Christ to humanity out of His great love. I wanted to call the attention of my audience on how Jesus humbled Himself and accepted to […]

Choosing Praise

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 world. Praise ye […]

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 […]

From the Executive Director – Spring 2020 (As Featured in The Cry)

Dear friends, I know that you will be so blessed reading all of the reflections and stories in this issue of The Cry. As one of our WMF Lifestyle Celebrations, WMF notes that we “celebrate humility before God and humanity?” What does this mean? Are we somehow equating experiencing difficulty with goodness of character? Though […]

From the Editor — Spring 2020 (As Featured in The Cry)

Half a year is now fading away, and many around the world are slowly emerging from quarantines and stay-at-home orders to find societies in upheaval, both because of the pandemic and now because of protests against racial injustice. 2020, if no other year before it has done it for us, has taught us what could […]

The Legacy of John Lewis

John Lewis 1940-2020 Wondering what you can do in your 20s? Consider John Lewis. Wondering what you can do in your 70s & 80s? Consider John Lewis. From being one of the original Freedom Riders in ‘61, to speaking at The March on Washington before Dr. MLK jr. in ‘63, to crossing into Selma with […]

Leaning-In: Action Steps for Increased Organizational Health and Flourishing

July 3, 2020 As part of our commitment to being an organization that is leaning-in to implementing industry best practices and in a follow-up to our June 12 communication about the harmful and inappropriate behavior of a past executive director that occurred 2012 and before, we want to share information about next steps WMF will […]

Life Together

  “Community… grows from [knowing] that we are alive not for ourselves, but for one another.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen   Our bodies jerk as we stop and start for each passenger along the road. It’s a bustling morning as cholitas with their pleated skirts and shawls climb in with babies and wares on their back. Businessmen […]

Statement on the Wrongdoings of Past Leadership

June 12, 2020 In recent weeks, victims of abuse by former director of Word Made Flesh, Chris Heuertz, have come forward and named some of the harms that they suffered. Word Made Flesh’s then Board of Directors and Chris and Phileena Heuertz severed their working partnership just under a decade ago in 2012. Word Made […]

Lamenting Injustice

Word Made Flesh International continues its almost 30 year journey around the world of seeking justice through advocacy and community-building. We walk and work long-term with and among people in desperate need experiencing vulnerability, oppression, and marginalization. Part of our journey is making sure that we are learning from wise voices from multiple communities that […]