High Altitude Humility

by Adam Thada Mountains are the eternal inspiration for poets, dare-devils and soul-searchers. On the mountain, humanity’s mad obsession with petty day-to-day concerns simply melt away like glacial ice under a scorching sun. Here climbers are reminded that they are not so powerful after all. Humility is a survival strategy. Proud alpinists don’t last very […]

Obedience

          The digtial collage  is crafted by artist and WMF Peru community member Monica Ghali as her reflection on obedience. The background piece is from the series Miserere IV, by French painter and printmaker Georges Rouault. It is titled Obéissant jusqu’à la mort et à la mort de la croix / Obedient unto the death, […]

The Cry Vol 17 No 2 . 4

Disobedience By Rich Nichols As followers of Christ, we are told that we are not citizens of this world, but members of God’s Kingdom. The apostle Paul makes the distinction clear. “[The world] lives as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction” (Phil. 3:20). “But you are a chosen people … who […]

April Prayer Letter

April 2011 Happy spring, everyone! By the time this hits your hands, we’ll be weeks into the Lent Season and nearly to the celebration of Easter week! I write this with much contemplation and anticipation stirring in my heart. I want to share a reflection written by David Bayne, a Word Made Flesh staff member […]

March 2011.

March 2011 My dear friends and family, I want to share this reflection that Adam Thada, WMF staff member in El Alto, Bolivia wrote in January. It really made me think and I thought that it was also a great update of what is going on in the WMF Bolivia field. Peace & love, Liz […]

March 2011 Prayer Letter

Hello!           Well, it’s been two months since you last heard from me, so you’ve probably been anxious to hear what’s new. (If you haven’t been, please don’t tell me.) In order to satisfy your curiosity, here are some of the things that have happened in the previous two months. Year-end responsibilities have been successfully completed. […]

March Prayer Letter

March 2011 I am so sorry I didn’t get a letter sent out last month. I will attempt to make March’s letter twice as readable to make up for it! Today is Valentine’s Day. Well, actually, yesterday was Valentine’s Day and the day that you are reading this is probably March 3rd or around that […]

Apply for a fall 2011 Servant Team!

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2011 Servant Teams! This fall the Servant Teams are going to our India, Moldova, Sierra Leone, Peru and Bolivia sites. Servant Teams are 4-month formation opportunities, which are offered in established WMF countries of service. Each Servant Team is comprised of 3 to 7 people who commit […]

March 2011 Prayer Letter

March 2011 Dear friends and family, Thank you so much for your prayers for me over the past few months. Again, I am surprised at how quickly the time has past.  It feels as though I was just writing an update to you, but then I realize that 4 months have passed. In many ways, […]

Feb. '11 Thada Prayer Letter

Dear friends and family, Living in community has been a new and unique challenge for us. It brings us both joy and at times sorrow. But it’s such a wonderful way to learn God’s mercy and grace. It’s similar, I think to family. Whereas we can choose our friends, community is like family in that […]