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Life Together | Staff Stories – Andrea Baker

By Andrea Baker Executive Director, WMF Bolivia “Community… grows from [knowing] that we are alive not for ourselves, but for one another.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen Our bodies jerk as we stop and start for each passenger along the road. It’s a bustling morning as cholitas with their pleated skirts and shawls climb in with babies […]

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 […]

Reflections from Nehemiah

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 world. Reflection offered […]

My Deepest Humility (As Featured in The Cry)

I was a teenage girl when I first heard God calling my name, so I’ve always been drawn to the story of God calling Mary, a teenage girl, to become the mother of the Messiah. I’m still intrigued at Mary’s encounter with the angel Gabriel in Luke 1:26-38, where his first words to her are, […]

Celebrating Humility (As Featured in The Cry)

I have worked as a primary care provider since finishing a pediatric residency in 1999. Having a job in healthcare gives me numerous opportunities to be humbled in very good ways. I am encouraged that during my career, there has been a clear evolution away from the traditional hierarchical deference to doctors, and a more […]

Live United

“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands.” -Revelation 7:9 NRSV “The glory that you have given me I have given […]

Emptying Ourselves to Come Alongside (As Featured in The Cry)

During one of the prayer times with my colleagues, I shared on John 3:16. It was a few days before Christmas, the time we remember that God graciously sent Jesus Christ to humanity out of His great love. I wanted to call the attention of my audience on how Jesus humbled Himself and accepted to […]

Choosing Praise

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 world. Praise ye […]

Humility when Tensions are High (As Featured in The Cry)

Last fall, Bolivia experienced significant political instability throughout the country and in areas where our WMF staff reside. Some community members evacuated as we experienced weeks of national protests, blockades and riots regarding socialist president Evo Morales and his continuance of power for an unconstitutional 4th term. Chaos and division grew as protests became increasingly […]

From the Executive Director – Spring 2020 (As Featured in The Cry)

Dear friends, I know that you will be so blessed reading all of the reflections and stories in this issue of The Cry. As one of our WMF Lifestyle Celebrations, WMF notes that we “celebrate humility before God and humanity?” What does this mean? Are we somehow equating experiencing difficulty with goodness of character? Though […]