Work & Rest in God’s Economy

We recently read one of Wendell Berry’s Sabbath poems from A Timbered Choir during a reflection time we had at the International Office.  The poem is titled, “Amish Economy.” A dear missionary friend and brother from Paraguay was back in Wilmore for a quick minute.  He had come over to our home to share a […]

Meet our Staff: Joe Grammel

Joe Grammel Accountant/Bookkeeper, Intl. Office, USA Joe was born in the lower-mitt of Michigan, but has lived in Wilmore, Kentucky for the past 7 years. He is currently completing his degree in Accounting at the University of Kentucky.  When he is not studying or listening to singer-songwriter tunes, Joe enjoys good coffee and plenty of […]

Meet our Staff: Laura Haugen

Laura Haugen International Office Manager, Intl. Office, USA Laura grew up as a missionary kid in Peru and Argentina, which has given her a heart for the world. She was drawn to Word Made Flesh because of their holistic vision for incarnational, restorative, and sustainable ministry with communities around the world. As International Office Manager, […]

All Our Hope Made Good in Christ (as Featured in The Cry)

It began with a vision. Eight years ago, I felt called to a time of prayer and fasting. In the middle of the night, I had a vision of a woman pointing to a map and saying, “Bodaway.” It didn’t make any sense. When I got up, I checked google maps and found that the […]

Bluegrass Gala 2018

We had a fabulous gala celebration Nov. 2 in Lexington, KY at The Heartwood event venue space (donated by one of our board members). We labeled the gala as Bluegrass Gala and utilized the phrase — “locally rooted, neighboring worldwide.”  (We feel that this small phrase offers a wonderful, blessed, quick view into who we are and […]

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 […]

The Celebration of Simplicity (as Featured in The Cry)

Emily is working hard to learn to walk.  I watched my other two children learn to walk, and I see how Emily’s process is much more slow and intentional because of her delayed development with Trisomy 21. But Emily is focused on her goal.  Probably a hundred times a day she practices standing up, balancing, […]


Lifestyle Celebrations: On Simplicity (as Featured in The Cry)

Matthew 6:33a — “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…” This issue of The Cry is focused on our Lifestyle Celebration of Simplicity. Considering this, perhaps I should just create a pithy haiku and call it good for this reflection. Well, I’ll at least compose a haiku on simplicity to begin: with Simplicityeven great […]

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 Editor — Simplicity (as Featured in The Cry)

It is such a pleasure to introduce to you this issue of The Cry. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work with Word Made Flesh is that of seeing our lifestyle celebrations come to life through the stories of our folks around the world and the people with whom they do life together. […]