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Sew For Hope Changed My Life

From a Sew For Hope graduate and advanced student:

Before I joined Sew For Hope I was a housewife who lacked self-confidence and was always depressed. I really wanted to work, but it was not possible because I have a baby until my friend’s proposal to me to join Sew For Hope. I learned so much sewing […]

Most Embarrassing Moments in Full View of the Neighbors

You know how in group “get to know you functions” an ice-breaker is often sharing your most embarrassing moments. I never quite got the whole point of that, but that maybe because I was a careful child and rarely did anything remotely embarrassing. Being an ahzh-neby or foreigner puts you in a whole new […]

October 15th, 2020|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Most Embarrassing Moments in Full View of the Neighbors

Church, People! — What’s it like going to church in Northern Iraq?

What’s it like going to church in Northern Iraq?

Colleen and Hannah talk about what “going to church” looked like in Iraq. A lot of people have questions about this and a lot of preconceived ideas about what it means to be a Christian living in a pre-dominantly Muslim country.

Learn more over on our Iraq […]

October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Church, People! — What’s it like going to church in Northern Iraq?

Iraq in the Time of Covid

Hannah and Colleen take you on a trip through the current state of life in Iraq as seen through reports of team members and our former students. Unlike most episodes, this is a little more current news!

Learn more about joining our teams over at www.ServantGroup.org/Iraq or email Hannah with comments or questions at hannah@servantgroup.org.

Here’s […]

September 15th, 2020|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Iraq in the Time of Covid

Food for the Hungry

I felt like I was doing a lot of waving. With both hands. At least in between picking up the bags of craft projects to hand to each of the kids holding bags of lunches. It wasn’t until later when my teammate mentioned how wearing masks made it difficult to show a smile that […]

August 27th, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Food for the Hungry

Photos of the Basement Renovation in Progress!

As you may have heard, we’re renovating the basement. We are hoping that his space can become a place where our international refugee friends and believers can learn together and befriend each other.

Each week we get a little step further and wanted to let you in on our excitement as we see things […]

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Photos of the Basement Renovation in Progress!

Super Sour Surprise!

Lemon, sumac, unripe fruit, pickles… sour food is overwhelmingly popular in Kurdistan. Hannah and Colleen chat about all the foods that make your mouth pucker and water in Kurdistan. Go grab your jar of pickles and join us in the culinary journey through sour foods in Iraqi Kurdistan!

Learn more about joining our team in […]

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Super Sour Surprise!

Gender Rules in the Middle East – Men and Women in Northern Iraq

Hannah and Colleen share their experiences of the roles and rules around what it means to be a man or a woman (or boy or girl) in Kurdish culture. Expectations and limitations for both men and women are a bit different than our experiences in the United States and anyone thinking to visit would […]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gender Rules in the Middle East – Men and Women in Northern Iraq

Donations for Sew For Hope

PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DROPPING OFF ANY DONATIONS for Sew For Hope! We have limited space and manpower for supplies and may not be able to take donations at all times. Please email bonnie@servantgroup.org with pictures and descriptions to get permission to bring your donation.

Items that can be donated:

Any sewing machine, serger, or […]

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Donations for Sew For Hope

What’s going on with SGI during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Well, for starters, we’re still here and we’re still working to encourage and equip the body of Christ to love and serve our Middle Eastern and refugee neighbors. 

First, in Iraq, our team is doing well and has finished out the school year. The Medes School is hoping and planning to reopen in person in […]

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Home Office, Iraq, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s going on with SGI during the Covid-19 pandemic?