Word Made Flesh Blog

Word Made Flesh is a contemplative community. One of the ways that we contemplate what God is doing in the world and in our lives is through the reflection articles that we write. We invite you to read, learn, and celebrate with us.

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Faces of Love – Rosa’s Story

The Esther Project became a turning point for Rosa, a member of WMF Brazil Community, when she encountered the kindness of Val ...

The Paradox of Community by Anca-Aurora Chiosea

August 14, 2023

A Romanian proverb says that whoever does not have an old person in their life should get one. By extension, we could say the same thing about the community: Those who don’t have a community should do something to find one. Why are we talking about community? Why is it important to give our time…

Lifting Another’s Burdens by Alafia Cole

August 14, 2023

As I entered the Alé Alé House of Hope that morning, I was struck by all the drawings and inscriptions that lovingly decorate the walls of the compound. The illustration of the Good Samaritan stood out to me, and I paused in the middle of my busy morning to meditate on the story of the…

God Ministers to Us as He Wishes By David Niyonzima

July 31, 2023

I have heard several preachers referencing the fact that God has to use negative or bad situations to help us understand what He would want us to know or to do. Some say that God will use sickness, accident, loss of loved ones, loss of property, loss of jobs, failures in our lives so that…

This Giving Season, Join Us in Offering Radical Hospitality

November 15, 2022

Word Made Flesh Brazil currently serves over 120 families, providing assistance with food, clothing, supplies, and clothes – and continuous prayer. With over 9 million people living in Rio, there will always be more who need our Radical Hospitality. So in 2023, we hope to do just that by starting an after school program for…

Caring for Ourselves so We Can Care for Others

November 14, 2022

We have learned that in order to give ourselves fully to the work of the LORD, it is necessary to take care of ourselves well. As Parker Palmer puts it, “Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth…

Living an Abundant Life

November 14, 2022

“Mfite ubuzima buzima.” I am living an abundant life. These words were spoken by Fiona*, a woman we have walked with for the last six years. We talk about our vision for abundant life for women all of the time, but to have these words being spoken without prompting from a woman who has endured…

Supporting Refugees from Ukraine

November 14, 2022

On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukrainian territory, which made peaceful citizens flee to nearest countries of Eastern Europe. The Republic of Moldova is one of them. 450,000 refugees have entered Moldova and approximately 100,000 have stayed in the country. Statistics show that currently 1 out of 8 children now in Moldova are Ukrainian. Almost immediately,…

A Life Story Over a Cup of Tea

November 14, 2022

Lavinia accepted our invitation to spend an hour with us with enthusiasm, sharing her story over a cup of tea. It meant that she had to make an extra effort to wake up and go to work earlier so she could meet with us. On a normal day, she cleans the halls of apartment buildings,…

Radical Hospitality is Courageous!

November 6, 2022

“And he said, My  Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, I pray thee, do not depart from thy servant. Come,  fetch yourself some water, and wash your feet, and lie down under the tree; and I will bring a  morsel of bread; Build up your strength, and then you will pass…

Transition of Word Made Flesh leadership

November 5, 2022

As the Board of Word Made Flesh, we want to inform you of the transition of Clint Baldwin as the International Executive Director, as of the summer, 2022. Clint leaves Word Made Flesh positioned for continued growth, and we are deeply thankful for his many contributions and leadership during his time here. The Baldwin family has been an…