Faithfulness over Results

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the […]

The (whole) Christmas Story

Waxy nativity scenes don’t really represent for me the God-with-us component of Christmas. In a world with so much darkness, evil, hatred, and despair, a nativity scene doesn’t rally a brave and bold hope in me. I instead get distracted thinking the figurines all look too white and pale for a scene in Palestine. But […]

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

This month has battered me. A few weeks ago, I was side-swiped by a minibus swerving to avoid tourists. When the police found out that our car was insured, they declared the accident my fault (even though the minibus driver’s license was expired). Then, a teenage thief snatched my cellphone from my hand while I […]


“I’m here and they’re still there.” Those were the words of my housemate one night in the small hours after a brothel visit in El Alto. Naturally a deep sleeper, I don’t know why the sound of soft sobbing at 3am woke me this time. I heard her brush past my door and asked if […]

Eduard Babijdir

The Father’s Divine Love

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom,” said the thief on the cross (Luke 23:42). The confession of the thief is a fulfilment of the words previously uttered by Jesus: “For the Son of Man came that he might save the lost” (Luke 19:10). The words of the Son of God speak of His mission […]

Esther Project

The Esther Project

The Esther Project (Projeto Ester) opened its doors on November 18, 2009. As a community center, we develop women of God through teaching and discipleship, and help to provide education, work, legal assistance, aid with documentation issues, and access to health care.We are called, as Esther was, to risk ourselves and to sacrifice for these women in danger.  We […]

Hope In Peru

What has two ears, a corkscrew tail and a snout? Give up? The answer is hope. We know, you’re probably thinking, “That sounds more like the description of a pig than hope,” and you’re right. But stay with us for a moment. What we’re actually talking about are the plastic piggy banks that we handed […]

Kicking Down Doors

For the last few years we have been visiting children and mothers with babies who beg in Bangkok’s notorious red light districts. During these years we have built relationships with children who have become the financial providers for their family. Mostly this burden has been placed on children as it is hard to say no to a shoeless […]