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Iraq is Dangerous, Go Anyway – Live Webinar

How often do you get to talk to someone who is living in Iraq? We get to do it every week, and we want to share that experience with you!

We’ll be talking with some of our staff who are currently living in Iraq and want you to have a chance to ask your questions […]

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Iraq is Dangerous, Go Anyway – Live Webinar

Fall(afel) Festival!

Come meet our team, eat some falafel, and explore our world of ministry.

NASHVILLE – GREECE – IRAQ – TURKEY

The highlight this year is an interactive Refugee Journey simulation designed to give you a glimpse into the lives and experiences of so many who have fled their homes.

We’ll be serving you our own falafel […]

September 26th, 2019|Categories: Home Office, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fall(afel) Festival!

“The Art of Coming Home” by Craig Storti – Book Review

I remember the first time someone asked me “How’s the reentry going?” I thought I might burst with happiness. Here was someone who understood what I was only just beginning to understand – that sometimes “coming home” was difficult and confusing and not all pleasant. And when everyone at “home” expects it to be […]

September 24th, 2019|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on “The Art of Coming Home” by Craig Storti – Book Review

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

Cooking Baklava at Home!

After making Kubba months ago (and struggling with it!), we decided to try making Baklava, one of the most common desserts in Iraq and Greece. It was certainly more successful. Although it is a long and time consuming process with lots of fillo dough and butter!

Here’s the recipe we used: https://natashaskitchen.com/baklava-recipe/

February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cooking Baklava at Home!

How Do You Even Get to Iraq?

Going to Iraq presents some challenges. But if you pray, ask for good counsel, and apply to teach with us, you might get to come!
1) Pray. A lot.
Iraq is not an easy part of the world to serve in. It’s difficult to travel to, it’s hot, it’s spiritually challenging. Pray before you do anything […]

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Do You Even Get to Iraq?

Building Bridges in Greece

In Greece, we have begun working with a large refugee community in a small town in the north. We will be going back regularly with teams to help with a refugee preschool program, adult English classes, and even a science and engineering workshop for refugee teenagers.
Here at SGI, God has blessed us with […]

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Europe, Home Office|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Building Bridges in Greece

Heeding the Call to Love in 2001

Heeding the Call to Love in 2001
This was a seminal year in our country, to say the least. What happened in September of 2001 colored forever the way we walk in our world, even think of our world. A large part of that came from the faith of the perpetrators. It has been argued […]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Europe, Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heeding the Call to Love in 2001

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

Iraq is Dangerous. Go Anyway. – Live Webinar

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Iraq is Dangerous. Go Anyway. – Live Webinar