What does it mean to be vulnerable?

What does it mean to be vulnerable? Do we throw that word around often without truly getting it? As we make our way to Africa I  have been reminded that vulnerability can be a scary place. The time in which we feel defeated or at risk of time is the very time in which our heart cries out for power and hope. Through the eyes of the vulnerable it’s time to fight defeat with hope. God’s hope. We long for connection. Connection to Him and connection to others around us. I pray that my time in Congo becomes a connection that grows. One that continued to profit my friends in Congo and back home. And I will become an even fiercer ally for the vulnerable families that I have the privilege of serving.

—Jackie Maddox


Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:11