Caring for Ourselves so We Can Care for Others

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 […]

Abundant Joy

Abundant Joy WMF Sierra Leone (SL) is filled with active staff members, a vibrant community, and grateful participants. Our WMF SL staff is burdened by the broken nature and fallen patterns of the world that has left so many individuals in their community homeless, sick and without any family members. As WMF staff work to […]

Relational Wealth

I often feel overwhelmed because of the needs of our friends in Kroo Bay. COVID-19 has made life more difficult for this community. For example, the Kroo Bay Health Center used to have a feeding program for children who are malnourished. But that isn’t happening right now because of the pandemic. So there are a […]

Service by Chasing after the Lost Sheep

Growing up as a child in Sierra Leone, I always had in mind that I would love to work for an organization that works with children and youth. I am very passionate about working with children, because there is nothing better than seeing a child’s face light up each time they learn something new. As […]

Resilience & Joy | Staff Stories – Emma Crocker

By Emma Crocker WMF Sierra Leone When I arrived in Sierra Leone for an internship in 2016, I felt peace like never before. I fell in love with Kroo Bay, with the Word Made Flesh staff here, and with how the gospel is in motion everyday in the small moments and little things that everyone […]

Sierra Leone

The Cry for Safety

Keziah is a vulnerable young girl desiring safety for her life. She was abandoned when she was four years old when her parents left her with an older woman in the east end of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Keziah was abused sexually there, and the old woman did not fight for her. So she started a journey […]


Mourn With Those Who Mourn

It’s September in Kroo Bay, an expansive area located on the coastline in central Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. Home to more than 6,000 people, this community is primarily made up of makeshift structures pieced together from bits of scrap metal, sticks, garbage, and mud. The neighborhood lies at the bottom of a large hill […]