Monthly Archives: July 2015

Opportunities to Serve in Nashville

Our teams in Nashville continue to serve a growing refugee and immigrant community from places like Iraq, Syria, Iran & Somalia.

Our volunteers help with navigating life in the USA: English lessons, after-school tutoring, car rides to medical appointments, garden clubs, mentoring soccer teams, and housing assistance.

Women’s English is in the mornings, we help kids […]

July 30th, 2015|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , |Comments Off on Opportunities to Serve in Nashville

Our Teams In Iraq

We now have five teams serving in Iraq: at each Medes School serving over 3000 students, in refugee camps serving Yazidi, Ka’kai and Christian families, an English training center, and a prison ministry partnership.

July 28th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Our Teams In Iraq

I Will Miss Grocery Shopping in Iraq

“I will miss being able to walk to the store to buy everything I need, and paying only a few bucks for the eggs and produce that will feed me for a few days. Then going to the bakery on the corner for fresh hot bread that I have to force the baker to […]

July 27th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Grocery Shopping in Iraq

Refugee School Update!

Despite hopes to return to their villages later this year, most of the  4 million refugees in Iraq will probably have to remain in the camps for much longer.

In Iraq, we’ve been asked to help start a third “Shepherd School” in yet another refugee camp. We’ll keep you updated as this moves forward!

Our staff […]

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Refugee School Update!

I Will Miss Cheek Kisses

“I will miss the good-byes and “see you tomorrows!” at the end of the day, and the good morning cheek kisses at the beginning.”

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Cheek Kisses

Driving Me Crazy

“I will miss encouraging another teacher when they are discouraged about the same group of kids that has recently been driving me crazy.”

July 13th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Driving Me Crazy

A small school brings much-needed hope to Christian families in Iraq

There are many families spread out in various types of homes throughout Iraq and the surrounding areas. In one major city, twenty-two families are living in an old church building, sharing three washing machines, four cooking stoves and couple showers. The auditorium, hallways and stairs are draped with striped canvas to divide small living […]

July 7th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A small school brings much-needed hope to Christian families in Iraq

I Will Miss the Laughter

“I will miss the laughter of shared stories about lives that I never thought I would be able to relate to, only to find that we have so much in common.”

July 6th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss the Laughter