Monthly Archives: December 2015

Forgiveness in Iraq

There are candles lit in the living room, the wind is howling outside and we had a snow day last week. Were it not for the constancy of baklava and old men in huge pants, I could think I was in the US. (Though, honestly, my city in the US has baklava and big pantsed-men in spades.)

This […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Forgiveness in Iraq

Help First Refugee Families Return Home

Last year thousands of families in Iraq lost their homes to ISIS and fled to nearby refugee camps. Our teams in Iraq have been working hard to love and serve these families.

Today, ISIS has been pushed back and we are excited to help the first of these families return to their homes. To help, […]

December 8th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Help First Refugee Families Return Home

The Opportunity to Say Yes

I served with a Servant Group International team on Lesvos. Each day we accompanied approximately 1,000 refugees arriving on the northern coast. Lesvos has welcomed more than half of the refugees arriving in Greece. The refugees arrive on shore wet, hungry, thirsty, exhausted and frequently in shock from the 6-mile journey. Most have been […]

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Opportunity to Say Yes