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It’s a Wedding!

Hannah and Colleen just got back from a wedding, and it’s June! So they chat about their various wedding experiences in Northern Iraq, complete with fireworks, cars, photographs, and loud music!

We found a few weddings on YouTube that look a bit like what we’ve experienced! 1. A Rented Hall (check out the […]

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Want to Come be Part of Our Team in Nashville?

Exciting news! We have an immediate opening for a Program Manager to help oversee a thriving sewing program serving our Nashville area refugee women.

Over 200 women are graduates of the program, with many now using their new skills to help provide for their families. The program draws volunteers from local area churches to […]

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Want to Come be Part of Our Team in Nashville?

Parenting Internationally – A Conversation With Parents of Young Children in Kurdistan

Hannah interviews our director, John, and his wife, Mary, about how they became parents while living in Iraq and what it was like raising their family there. Living in Iraq has unique challenges for parents. (While Colleen watched the kids!)

Want to join us? We’re always looking for more adventurous families to join our teams in […]

May 29th, 2019|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Parenting Internationally – A Conversation With Parents of Young Children in Kurdistan

Read at Your Own Risk – “Once We Were Strangers” Book Review

I sat down to read this book because I was looking for something I could hand a potential volunteer to help them learn, grow, and shift expectations. I expected a neatly packaged story of helping a refugee to success, and I (in my pride) was prepared to look down my nose at him for […]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Home Office, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Read at Your Own Risk – “Once We Were Strangers” Book Review

Be Prepared – Six Ways to Get Ready for Living Overseas

Hannah and Colleen share all about the six things you can start doing NOW to get prepared for living overseas. Some of these may seem a bit obvious, others may seem like too much work, but each of these skills we found immensely helpful in our life abroad.

To learn more about how you can […]

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Be Prepared – Six Ways to Get Ready for Living Overseas

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 […]

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Photos of the Basement Renovation in Progress!

Volunteer for Summer Feed and Read Program!

We had so much fun last summer bringing books, crafts, and activities to kids! Each week we served alongside our team of great volunteers to not only serve lunch, but also to entertain, inspire and educate.

We get to do it again this summer and we need your help to be the hands and […]

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteer for Summer Feed and Read Program!

An American Girl Visits Iraq – An Interview with Hannah

Hannah and our Director, John, recently took a trip to Iraq to visit our teams there and to meet up with old friends. So we asked Hannah about the food, the weather, how things are on the ground in North Iraq, and lots more!

If you have questions you would like to […]

April 25th, 2019|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An American Girl Visits Iraq – An Interview with Hannah

Studying for the Citizenship Test

So your friend has asked for your help with taking the citizenship test. But how do you begin studying for the citizenship test? What’s even on this test?

English Evaluation – Speaking, Reading, and Writing InterviewCivics Evaluation – 10 questions picked out of 100 preset questions

There are books that you can buy online and […]

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Studying for the Citizenship Test

May in Iraq

I am hot and sweaty. I recently arrived back home in Suly after spending two days trekking across Northern Iraq to see the schools in Dohuk and Hawler (Erbil). It was an interesting adventure of bumpy roads, security checkpoints, and back roads. I was again impressed with the beauty of this country. The mountains […]

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on May in Iraq