Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sometimes Pain is the Best Teacher

Creative Teaching Solutions, Iraq Style!
One of the major challenges for my students learning English as a second language was vocabulary!

When I started teaching 2nd grade Humanities my students couldn’t understand and respond to the simple commands “get a pencil” or “turn to page 5”. Every word seemed like a new word for them to learn. I […]

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Sometimes Pain is the Best Teacher

Taxi Stories from Iraq

Get Lost

We went to the mall. We loaded the taxi full of our purchases, realizing too late we couldn’t tell him where we lived. A phone call and lots of wild gesturing occurred before we were on our way. We made it home and gave our driver a great story about crazy American women. […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Taxi Stories from Iraq

Throwback Thursday

SGI’s first 7 Projects
1 – To kick things off, there was a 40’ trailer of food donated (I think potatoes) that we passed out to Kurdish refugees in Nashville.

2 – Set-up the basement of one team member as a studio, and overdubbed the Jesus Film into Bahdini Kurdish dialect.

3 – Organized a premier showing […]

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Throwback Thursday

Choosing Gratitude in Greece

One team member recently wrote:

“Back in ‘Merica today and feeling WEIRD. So very glad to see my people here but aching for the family I left behind. Pretty sure this is just the beginning of a lifetime of having my heart invested all across the map. A part of me hates the tension, the […]

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Choosing Gratitude in Greece

Make a Greek Orzo Salad

As humans we spend a lot of time on food. Our team in Greece is no different as they spend a lot of time on food for themselves and others. We’ve found a few recipes that our teams have really loved. Here’s an easy Orzo Salad for you to add to your repertoire!

1. Start with 1lb of […]

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Make a Greek Orzo Salad