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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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Donations for Sew For Hope

PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DROPPING OFF ANY DONATIONS! 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 embroidery machine that is […]

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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 […]

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Food Pantry Donations for Nashville Refugee and Immigrant Community

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Social Media in the Middle East

Hannah and Colleen explore the difficult and sometimes humorous world of social media in Iraq. If you’ve never had a new Facebook friend go through all ten years of your photos and comments and like or comment on every single one, you should check this out! If you have… that’s weird. But join us […]

June 8th, 2020|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Social Media in the Middle East

Refugee Sewing Center Renovation Project

We’re continuing to raise funds to finish renovating our new and larger Refugee Sewing Center. With your gift, we can empower more refugee women in Nashville with the skills and community they need to help them succeed.

We’re getting close! The walls are framed in and new shelves went up just this past week. There’s […]

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