Word Made Flesh
Word Made Flesh was started in 1991 as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that exists to serve and advocate alongside the poorest of the poor in urban centers of the majority world. The organization focuses most of its work with the most vulnerable of the poor – women and children.
In 1994, Word Made Flesh initiated its first children's home in Chennai, South India, for abandoned children with a primary focus on pediatric AIDS care. In 1995, another home was established for severely mentally and physically disabled girls who have been abandoned, left on the streets to die.
Since then, Word Made Flesh has expanded into other countries in South Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and Africa where they partner with international Christians. The organization has about 250 staff members, interns, volunteers and board members and operates on a $2.2 million budget (2011).
Projects include pediatric AIDS care, rehabilitation for abused and destitute women, care and education and vocational training for the war-affected, residential care for children with mental and physical disabilities, advocacy for children of the streets, housing, education and rehabilitation for children and youth of the streets, and education and business initiatives for sexually exploited women and children.
Word Made Flesh has nine foundational commitments (Lifestyle Celebrations): intimacy, obedience, humility, community, service, simplicity, submission, brokenness, and suffering.
Word Made Flesh partners with local aid organizations, local churches, and local believers that work among children at risk.
Working toward preventing children from living on the streets, Word Made Flesh targets high-risk communities for education and community development projects with the hopes of keeping children off the streets.
Word Made Flesh also partners with local aid organizations that rescue and rehabilitate boys and girls who have been sexually exploited, helping to provide education, rehabilitation, discipleship, and care.
In addition to partnering with other organizations, Word Made Flesh has begun new ministries in:
Statement of Faith
Word Made Flesh adheres to the tenants outlined by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism in the Lausanne Covenant.