Leaping to Obey | He Brings Us Through

This is a two part piece written by Benjamin and Mary Grimm, our missionaries on the ground in Papua New Guinea.  Leaping to Obey The first time God requested anything of me, I was seven years old. He asked for my whole life. In that moment, I had a sort of vision of what that […]

Meet Our Staff

Andy Baker, Regional Coordinator, WMF South America Andy loves family and a good adventure.  He’s also passionate about his contribution to world.  He believes that an honest faith journey will lead us to look beyond ourselves and consider the needs of others.  In 2001, Andy and his wife Andrea moved to Bolivia to serve vulnerable […]

Meet Our Staff

Doina Micriucov, WMF Moldova Community Center Nurse /IMPACT Club Coordonator “He led me to a place of safety, for he delights in me.” Psalm 18:19 I was a fifteen-year-old adolescent in the village of my birth when I discovered my heart’s desire to serve among vulnerable children. Back then I did not know the Lord. […]

Learn More: On Obedience

As we reflect on this lifestyle celebration, we invite you to explore some of our staff top picks from media and resources that deal with obedience. READ EUGENE PETERSON encourages readers in a society in which we are obsessed with the immediate. Peterson’s time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same — a long obedience in […]

To Trust and Obey

“Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self.” — C. S. Lewis Obedience as I have seen it in my own life can be described as an exercise with meekness that can sometimes bring pain to self but it brings great delight to God. Yet, in the […]

The Obedience of Saying Yes (and No)

“I imagine that yes is the only living thing.” — ee cummings The Edge, Inside and Out On a towering rocky precipice high above the sea at the end of the African continent, we looked out over the cacophonous watery expanse, eighteen foot waves marching across the swirling abyss of green and grey. From that […]

The Journey of Obedience

As stated in the WMF lifestyle celebrations: “We celebrate obedience as our loving response to the grace of Jesus” Obedience is submitting to what God requires of us. Obedience means doing one’s duty and obeying the command of elders, superiors or authorities. This is the general concept of obedience in the Bible. At Word Made […]

Artist Ambassador: Dave Kratzer

Word Made Flesh Artist Ambassadors believe deeply in WMF’s mission of walking in solidarity with and among persons experiencing extreme hardship and vulnerability. Our ambassadors in the practice of their art exemplify the same Spirit in which WMF does its work. They are to us extensions of our community, assisting WMF in enacting the Good […]

Learning to Listen & Obey

When I think about obedience* I recall how many times a day I expect my children to obey me. My 16-year-old son ought to do everything I ask immediately and quickly and my 5-year-old daughter should pick up her toys right away. Of course, things don’t go according to my expectations and sometimes nothing happens […]

From the Executive Director

Obedience.  We can tend to cringe a bit when it’s mentioned.  Obedience is a term that carries a whole lot of negative cultural baggage.  Throughout history, ranging from the oversight of families to that of nations, people have far too often used the idea of obedience to perpetuate harm on others.  The idea of obedience […]