Sighs Too Deep for Words

For the past nine months I’ve lived in a place of incompleteness. My heart is here and happy and full, but my heart is also being tugged back to my family. It just happened that this year that I’ve been away, my family has been tested and tried and broken down in...

To Do the Hard Thing

Yesterday I had the amazing opportunity of going on an arrest operation. It was surreal to say the least. After months of looking at pictures of perpetrator’s faces and front doors, I found myself looking right into the eyes of a man who had repeatedly raped his...

Speaking Another Tongue

Why do I love speaking Spanish? Because I want to be a bridge-builder. A culture-relisher. A gap-breacher. A story-listener and a story-sharer. A meaning-grasper. A soul-seeker.  I may not be able to change the color of my skin, my ethnic background, or my country of...

Shaky Hands

I’ve had the opportunity to lead devotionals at our office for the month of April. Let’s be honest- at the beginning of April, I would not have called this an opportunity. I would have called it a punishment or a chore. Each month, a different department...

Waiting for the Dawn

Ever since I arrived in Bolivia, I knew I would eventually visit the brothels. I learned about Word Made Flesh before coming down here, and prayed that the Lord would introduce me to women who worked for this incredible organization. Within the first week, I had...

To Be Known

The month of March started out on an extremely high note. Two of my dearest friends (who happen to be my boyfriend and his sister) came to visit me. We began our time together with 5 days in Peru, then came to La Paz for several days exploring my city. To be able to...