A Life Story Over a Cup of Tea

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, […]

With Love

With Love

Dear friends, As most of you know, I have worked with Word Made Flesh for twelve years: six years in Romania and another six in Moldova. It’s amazing how time flies and as I look back I realize how wonderfully God has cared for all my needs over the years. He picked me up when I […]

Christmas With Word Made Flesh Romania

Here’s a video showing some of the activities we did with the kids at the center during Christmas! It was filled with laughter, caroling, games, meals together, and joy. I hope yours was the same! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!  


Is It Worth It?

From the wisdom of Scripture to the teaching of modern psychology, one principle that is promoted for human development and that helps us to relate to one another is this: receiving and then giving to others, being helped and then helping others, receiving love and then loving others in turn. For us, this is what […]

The Nine-Year-Old Girl Who Inspired A New Program

As the weather is turning cold and the daylight is getting shorter in Romania, we continue to develop relationships with vulnerable children. Let me tell you about one of our second-graders, a 9-year-old, who I will call Anca. We have known Anca since she was a baby. Over the past 14 years, we helped two of Anca’s older […]

The Creative Way We’re Cutting Food Costs

At our Community Center and Day Center, we serve over 60 meals a day to vulnerable children. As you can imagine, after salaries and utilities, food is our biggest expense. In order to decrease our expenditures on food – especially vegetables – we plan to combine two technologies that promote the healthy stewardship of creation. The first is […]

First Week Fast

Faith By Receiving A Child by David Chronic We have just concluded the Advent Fast. On the Eastern Orthodox calendar that we follow in Romania, it is 40 days of anticipation, austere eating and waiting that culminate in the joy, feasting and receiving at the Messiah’s nativity. As we progress liturgically through Christmastide and Epiphany, […]

May Update 2014

Dear partner in prayer, I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for your support. I have been touched by your prayers so many times. As a community we just finished our annual retreat. I want to share with you a thought that stayed with me after reading Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, […]

December Prayer Letter

I’ll start this letter with something that Leroy Barber, WMF new Executive Director, shared when he visited Romania. Isaiah 61:1-4, 6-9 NIV: 1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim […]

November Prayer Letter

Dear partners in prayer, I count myself blessed to have you pray for me in this ministry. I am grateful to God for His provision and His guidance these few months since I last wrote to you. September marks the beginning of the school year in Romania. 10 new children have been admitted in our […]