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Amma art

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

By Calvin Smothers. In August of 2008, Andrew Ulasich and I moved next door to Prem Ghar (home for destitute widows) and have begun enjoying the joys of having more mothers than you could have ever imagined. Together with ammas (mothers) I led a type of prayer that is experienced through art. I handed out […]

Sharing experiences vs. exploiting friends

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

From Andrew Ulasich, January 2009. I have recently been having a more difficult time writing about my friends and my work.  It’s not that nothing has been happening, or that I don’t have thoughts to share.  But I am trying to find the balance of advocating for my friends, while not being exploitative.  You see, […]

Brothers of Taize icon

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

From Andrew Ulasich, Feb. 24, 2009. I received another icon for my birthday. It was originally from 5th century Coptic Christianity. The Brothers of Taize use this as one of their icons. The Brothers of Taize are a community of Catholic and Protestant brothers who are devoted to reconciliation between the two divided parts of […]

Servant Team is doing great

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

By Calvin Smothers. The Servant Team (5 women, 4 months of service) arrived on February 1st and a week before that day it was game on working 12-14 hours a day for the next 2 weeks.  Which I had worked some crazy hours in the restaurant before…opening it and closing it in the same day […]

Learning how to celebrate in mourning

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

From Brook Birch, September 2008. Over the past several years here in Nepal, I’ve learned a lot about death and losing friends to drugs and other drug related diseases; most recently our friend Kamal Shresta, who passed away this past June. If I’m completely honest, Kamal was always a fairly difficult guy to be in […]

The Children of Nepal

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

By Brook Birch, September 2008. This last week our community had a week of prayer together. We met three times a day for an hour each to pray for unity and to seek God about where our community’s focus needs to turn. It was a really good time … kind of hard at times to […]