Monthly Archives: November 2016

Consider Iraq – Catch the Vision

We know that moving half-way around the world can be intimidating. Especially a place with a reputation as frightening as Iraq. That’s why we’ve put together an Iraq Vision Trip for March 24th through April 1st, 2017.

We are planning a one week trip so you can get a glimpse into the world of our team […]

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Consider Iraq – Catch the Vision

All the Food!

Dolma or Yaprax
A universally known and loved food in our area is dolma (also known as yaprax). It involves a mixture of uncooked rice, minced meat (often lamb), and spices stuffed into a variety of veggies (zucchini, green peppers, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, and more) or grape leaves. Then it is artfully crammed into a […]

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on All the Food!

Help Differentiate Iraq, One Equation at a Time

An exciting and rare opportunity to teach math for 3-months with our team at School of the Medes!

One of our families is coming home to have a baby in March 2017, leaving a teaching vacancy that we need to fill. If you’ve considered helping us build a new future for young people in Iraq, but the thought […]

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Help Differentiate Iraq, One Equation at a Time

Shopping Adventures

Langa
There are second hand markets in every city. I love them. I’m a thrift shopper in the US and so these super cheap bazaars are right up my alley. I’ve found multiple pair of practically new name brand shoes, lots of cute clothes, bag, dishes and decorations. It’s a good day when I can […]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shopping Adventures

The Mustard Seed

I’m a Chicago Cubs fan. Last week was a good week. I saw that over five million people attended the Cubs World Series victory parade. Someone told me it was the 7th largest gathering of people in world history. I have no idea if that’s true, but that IS a lot of people celebrating […]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Mustard Seed

Thoughts on the First Week of School

It’s quiet in the mornings

Before the student rush

The call to prayer

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November 1st, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Thoughts on the First Week of School