Monthly Archives: October 2015

Kurdish Hospitality

The vastness of Kurdish hospitality floors me. If you go to someone’s house they give you the best food, the best seat, and make you eat everything until you don’t think you’ll be able to move. They aren’t satisfied with you being at their house for an hour, you should be there for three… […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Kurdish Hospitality

A Spontaneous Day Off in Iraq

Sometimes people ask what we do when we aren’t teaching in Iraq. Here’s one team member’s day visit to a village. 


I got the text on Viber, “I am driving out to my village to get my mom back I was wondering if you would like to come with me.”

I had been wanting to visit my […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Spontaneous Day Off in Iraq

Nashville, Get Ready!

Helping Christians Prepare to Meet and Love Our Refugee Neighbors

When: November 16th, 7-8:30pm

Learn how to meet and make friends with a refugee
Practice basic greetings and customs
Discover more about their faith
Learn how to talk about Jesus with people from other cultures
Discover how pray and study the Bible together
And much more!

Register below to get your special invite […]

October 19th, 2015|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Nashville, Get Ready!

The Sweet and the Bittersweet

(Sharing with us today is Katrina Winchester, who lived in Iraq and taught in the Medes School for 4 and a half years.
Now back in Nashville, TN, she still has a deep love for the people and places she remembers.)

Granola is one of the foods I began making while living and teaching overseas in […]

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Sweet and the Bittersweet

Making Lists in Iraq

Upon arriving in Iraq, each family member had assigned jobs. Mine included all things pertaining to the kitchen and to laundry and to cleaning. Sounds easy enough, right?

I clearly remember the day we arrived and unpacked our suitcases. Naturally, I found my way to my job—the kitchen. I began to make endless lists of […]

October 6th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Making Lists in Iraq