Word Made Flesh Inc

serving Jesus among the most vulnerable of the world's poor

WILMORE, KY   |  www.wordmadeflesh.org

Mission

Through friendship, development, and advocacy, Word Made Flesh International is called to establish worshiping communities that serve Jesus among people experiencing extreme poverty and exploitation worldwide.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Clint Baldwin

Main address

PO BOX 70

WILMORE, KY 40390 USA

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EIN

58-1967768

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Personal Social Services (R50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to infuse hope, empower people, and amplify the voices of those who are often not heard. We do this by fostering communities of people called and committed to serving Jesus among people who find themselves in some of the most vulnerable and oppressive situations in the world. We mobilize people and churches to respond with sustainable community-based initiatives to build relationships with families who experience extreme poverty, women who are trafficked or at risk of being trafficked, children who have been abandoned, and more.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Word Made Flesh Bolivia

WMF Bolivia seeks abundant life for those affected by prostitution in Bolivia. In community, we seek to practice and proclaim the Kingdom of God among persons affected by prostitution, through relationship and opportunities for transformation. We do this by creating full-time employment opportunities, a children's program that offers meals and support, and through advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

WMF Brazil is called by God to offer a prophetic witness to the city of Rio de Janeiro, especially to those who struggle with and suffer from drugs, poverty, broken families, and violence. We are in relationship with children, adolescents and young families who live on or frequent the streets, providing them with Bible teaching, educational activities, meals, prayer, and more. We have a day center where women who are on the streets can care for their children and themselves, as well as participate in Bible study, and receive help with legal issues. We also have a Christian care home for children who are adopted or at-risk.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

WMF Romania works toward a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends. Children in this area are at risk of dropping out of school, joining gangs, and are vulnerable to trafficking, abandonment, lack of health care, and marginalization. There is also a need for the development of life skills/ job skills for both children and parents. WMF Romania facilitates centers where children receive hot meals and personal care, help with homework, first-aid, counseling, spiritual and moral education, support in job placement, and more. Other WMF Romania activities include a summer camp, adult education programs, and community development.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

WMF Rwanda works to love and serve Jesus among and alongside the most vulnerable in Kigali, Rwanda. We are committed to participating in the movement of the Kingdom of God already at work here, and in joining our Rwandan friends and neighbors in a vision of hope for the future of Rwanda. We are currently building friendships with vulnerable women and children in some of the poorer neighborhoods of Kigali. Our economic empowerment programs provide women with access to dignified work, vocation and life skills, financial literacy, counseling, and deep friendship through community.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People of African descent

WMF Sierra Leone seeks to love, serve and accompany youth, destitute families, and young children in Freetown, specifically in the Kroo Bay community. Our ministry center provides a place where children can experience community, hospitality, and safety. They share meals, play in the playground, or cultivate the garden. WMF Sierra Leone provides education about preventing sexual abuse, as well as counseling for children and their families, and helps them receive medical care and pursue legal action against perpetrators. Our Lighthouse Ministry disciples and mentors youth through a variety of activities including weekly corporate worship, homework assistance, leadership development, and more. We lead a Good News Club for children, outreach activities, and a tutoring program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

WMF Moldova works toward a better future for vulnerable children through personal development through partnering friends. Children in this area are at risk of dropping out of school, joining gangs, and are vulnerable to trafficking, abandonment, lack of health care, and marginalization. There is also a need for the development of life skills/ job skills for both children and parents. We create a space of respect and hope, offering equal chances of holistic healing and recovery through practical activities such as art, music, moral-spiritual education, homework help, and counseling that all contribute to the children's and families' rehabilitation and integration into society.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

WMF Burundi exists to pioneer a new path to peace by providing resources for trauma healing and reconciliation in Burundi and the African Great Lakes Region. We contribute to the healing of psychological trauma by offering psychosocial services and capacity-building, empowering the community to become psychosocially, spiritually, culturally, and economically resilient. We establish community therapeutic centers, facilitate coordinate workshops on trauma healing, train key community members on trauma healing, promote reconciliation and conflict transformation processes through the Alternative to Violence Program, lead workshops and promote effective methods for healing, and sensitize the public and the international community to respond to trauma problems in Burundi.

Population(s) Served
Adults

WMF Chennai's calling is to see Jesus among the poorest of the poor in the community, especially children affected by HIV/ AIDS. The Home of Happiness cares for children orphaned by AIDS, children living with HIV, children from families affected by AIDS or Hansen's disease (leprosy), and abandoned babies. WMF Chennai also runs a ministry among women who are destitute. The women are trained as caregivers at the WMF childcare facilities, and provided with Christian discipleship, economic stability, and the opportunity to educate themselves through correspondence courses.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Children and youth

WMF Malawi exists to witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ by engaging in works of mercy and justice alongside people who are experiencing extreme poverty. We focus on education, economic development, and comprehensive health care programs. We have a child sponsorship program, school programs, a maternity center, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

WMF Peru promotes community, dignity and holistic identity on behalf of vulnerable populations in Peru by utilizing the combination of projects and personal relationships.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Rwanda

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Women in Rwanda participate in weekly micro-business training.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Word Made Flesh India - Chennai

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Teens are trained in making mats, pillows, cakes, and cleaning supplies.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Romania

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children are enrolled in the Community Center to help them stay in school and stay off the streets through access to a safe place, hot meals, education, and play.

Number of women who work in the sex industry reached

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Victims and oppressed people, Sex workers

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Bolivia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Overall outreach to women who work in the sex industry in Al Alto and La Paz, Bolivia.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Peru

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Essential food supplies, training, dialogue tables, and discussions.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hours of volunteer service among the Navajo, including job training, VBS, coordinating revival opportunities with local church, supporting local artisans, providing holiday food provisions, and more.

Number of children reached with a meal each school day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Moldova

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hot meals are served weekly at our Community Center to children, along with education, games, and mentoring.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Teenagers from the Lighthouse program are mentored and equipped to lead the weekly Good News Club for over 200 children.

Number of women supported by the Community Center

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Bolivia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Women are trained to achieve basic literacy, financial knowledge, and professional skills.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children receive a nutrition supplement at a weekly Good News Club.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

Word Made Flesh India - Chennai

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of emergency meals provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

WMF Peru provided breakfast rations for 3 months and essential food supplies in 7 districts.

Clients successfully treated for trauma.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Burundi

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

WMF Burundi successfully treated and closed trauma cases.

Number of hours of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Social and economic status

Related Program

Word Made Flesh Burundi

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Community mobilizers were sent to schools and communities to teach about necessary health and safety protocols in Burundi.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to help children live with their families in homes, receive education, access opportunities for a better future; to help women to be protected and free from exploitation and to receive opportunities for building a better future; and more.

We achieve our goals through community centers (Romania, Peru, Moldova, Sierra Leone, Brazil, and Bolivia); microloans (Rwanda); social enterprise (Bolivia); school and medical center (Malawi); informal school (Thailand); rural community development (Papua New Guinea); and home for vulnerable children (India).

We own facilities in most of the locations where we serve, and have experienced staff with over 30 years of experience in our areas of service. Our staff is professional and diverse with degrees in social work, education, psychology, health care, theology, etc. We have excellent programs and a diversified funding base, as well as an active board of directors from various church backgrounds and with diverse expertise. The services offered in many of the locations we serve are accredited. Relationships make up our most important capacity. Our methodology has been to develop activities through relationships. For over 20 years, we have invested in building relationships with vulnerable children and families, and official partnerships with local schools, doctors, businesses, other NGOs, churches in Galati and local government. Additionally, various universities in the US have accredited our semester abroad program and internships.

Thirty women in Rwanda participate in weekly training in micro-business; over 125 teens are trained in making mats, pillows, cakes, and cleaning supplies in India; over 45 children are enrolled in the Community Center to help them stay in school and stay off the streets through access to a safe place, hot meals, education, and play; almost 3,000 women who have been exploited by prostitution have been reached out to in Bolivia; training, preaching, dialogue tables, discussions, and publications reached over 100 Peruvians, raising awareness about those who are vulnerable; 864 hours of volunteer service among the Navajo Nation; more than 30 hot meals served at our Community Center to children, along with education, games, and mentoring in Moldova; more than 30 women participate in the Community Center in Brazil; more than 200 children receive a nutrition supplement per week at a Good News Club in Sierra Leone; approximately 40 teenagers from the Lighthouse program are mentored and equipped to lead the weekly Good News Club for over 200 children.

Financials

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Operations

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Word Made Flesh Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Behnke

Word Made Flesh

Term: 2016 -

Clint Baldwin

Word Made Flesh

Steve Behnke

Volunteer

Maren Telsey

Volunteer

Ashley Brown

Volunteer

Gil Liu

Volunteer

Nathan Brown

Volunteer

Jeremy Strayer

Volunteer

DT Slouffman

Volunteer

Shannon Hagman

Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/01/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.