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Walk and Talk Update from Director Dave!

Our recent “Walk and Talk” program was a great success.  Over 20 volunteers from local churches joined us to share some exercise, conversation, and much-needed friendship with our refugee friends from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Somalia.

As I watched these women smile and laugh together, I was deeply moved and reminded of my […]

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Walk and Talk in the Park

UPDATE: It went well! More HERE!
South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings this fall at Coleman Park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are […]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Walk and Talk in the Park

The Power of Fear

What’s Worse than Dentists and Anthills?
My heart was racing. My hands were cold. I, who most people consider fearless, was terrified. You’re going to laugh at what had me so petrified. It’s not the only thing that scares me. I’m afraid of going to the dentist; I’m afraid of ant hills.
But because I managed […]

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Power of Fear

Celebrating 25 Years – Adapting to Change

1996-2000 Adapting to Change
In the years 1996-2000, Servant Group staff and volunteers learned to adapt, a great quality to possess in any cross-cultural service. In Nashville, that meant a new approach to interfacing with the existing Kurdish community and a new platform for welcoming thousands of those newly arrived. Internationally, that meant responding to […]

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating 25 Years – Adapting to Change

Celebrating 25 Years – Looking back to the Beginning

Beginning
The beginning is always filled with hope and fraught with hazard. Whether it’s a new baby or a new business, this unlikely pair always comes along for the ride. The early years of Servant Group (1992-1995) are a great example of this. As mentioned before, the ministry began as a way to address the […]

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating 25 Years – Looking back to the Beginning

“The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen – A Review

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
I had high hopes for this book. I started reading it days after the travel ban had been put into place and then taken down. The feelings toward refugees were running high, and I was excited to read and review a book about a subset of refugees that I […]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Europe, Nashville|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen – A Review

A Refugee Family

I know of a refugee family from the mid-East who had to flee their homeland under threat of violent death. A tyrannical ruler had sent armed men to find and murder them. In fact, it was a heartless and bloody genocide. The thugs killed dozens, maybe hundreds in the town… the family barely escaped.

They […]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Iraq, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Refugee Family

Hot Dog?

I am a teacher; it’s what I do. For the past several years I have been involved with teaching those who speak English as a learned language. Some of those teaching experiences have been frustrating, some fruitful, but always interesting and many times entertaining!

Recently, in Nashville, I was working with two Middle Eastern ladies. The […]

March 29th, 2016|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hot Dog?

Hagar and Dahlia

[Gen 21:16 ] Then Hagar went and sat down opposite Ishmael a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, “Let me not look on the death of the child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept.

This is the story I was pondering early […]

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hagar and Dahlia

Nashville Get Ready!

Helping Christians Prepare to Meet and Love Our Refugee Neighbors

When: March 14th, 7-9pm

Learn how to meet and make friends with a refugee
Practice basic greetings and customs
Discover more about their faith
Learn how to talk about Jesus with people from other cultures
Discover how pray and study the Bible together
And much more!

Space is limited. Registration is required. Fill out […]

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Nashville Get Ready!