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 scoot […]

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 […]

Blessed to be a Blessing- Extended Lockdown

By Anna Monteviller WMF Peru Field Director On Sunday, May 24, the Peruvian government extended the mandatory social isolation order until June 31st.  This means that ALL movement in ALL public spaces will be restricted for at least another month.  I am not fundamentally questioning whether this is necessary, rather to give witness to how […]

The Power of Home

Home. So. very. thankful. I deeply want everyone to have welcoming home spaces shared with others who lovingly exclaim in all manner of ways, “you are cherished,” “you are welcome,” “you are celebrated,” and importantly, “we are us!” As we all know, not all spaces meant to be home are as they should be. For […]

Prayers of Hope

Are you hopeful? Are you tired? Are you uncertain? Are you thankful? In many ways, I am all these things. Does anyone else feel “all the feelings” every now and then…does anyone else sometimes seem to feel them all almost all at once? Of course, our affective fluctuations are part of the fabric of the […]

Listening in vibrant stillness

Morning coffee & some prayerful paying attention as the week begins. Listening in vibrant stillness to the bursting energy of morning. All the possibilities of a new week yet ahead. It is good to pause and be thankful for the moment that is. Birds sing their morning songs. Squirrels scamper along their known ways. A […]

Thank you for Giving to the Blessed to be a Blessing Campaign!

By Anna Monteviller WMF Peru Field Director It was practically inevitable that the Covid-19 lockdown in Peru would have a huge impact on workers and their families- about ¾ of the local economy is driven by those working informally. This unfolding new reality spurred us to reconnect with people who had been part of Palabra […]

Creating Policies that Limit Exploitation through Advocacy

Word Made Flesh Bolivia was mentioned in a BBC article this week as one of several signatories of a letter demanding that banking institutions block credit card payments to pornographic sites and help create policies that limit exploitation. We are proud to see Word Made Flesh Bolivia as one of the signatories of this petition. […]

Mothers are Heroes | A Story from our WMF Community in Rwanda

We have been friends with Consolee for several years. She owns a successful fruit shop on a main road with a lot of traffic where she sells the best bananas around! Whenever we walk by her shop, she’s always sitting outside to greet us with a big smile, with her newborn baby tied to her […]