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You Can Help – Books for Summer Reading Program!

Maybe you can’t volunteer this summer in Nashville to read to refugee kids (IF YOU CAN, go HERE!), but you’d like to help. There are two ways:

Head over to our Amazon Wish List!  On there you’ll find books, blankets, and awnings that will help us serve kids who attend our reading program this […]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on You Can Help – Books for Summer Reading Program!

Summer Volunteer Opportunity – Refugee Kids Lunch Program

This summer, we are going to help run a feeding program at a Nashville apartment complex where hundreds of refugee families live. We will be providing lunch for 100-200 children each Wednesday and need your help!

Fair warning: It will be loud, chaotic, and unpredictable. If that sounds like your cup of tea, come with […]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Summer Volunteer Opportunity – Refugee Kids Lunch Program

I am Descended from a Refugee

Imagine a teenage boy whose country has been ripped apart by a war that has rocked the world. His family is destitute and eager to get out of a place where they are still being persecuted. The war has brought them nothing but poverty and death. They can’t afford to send everyone though, they […]

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on I am Descended from a Refugee

10 Ways to Pray for Refugees

So often we feel helpless and unable to do anything in the face of so much suffering. But you can and do have a role. Prayer is powerful and effective. 

Pray for refugees to have patience in the slow process.
Pray for protection in the camps that are overfull and under supervised.
Pray for […]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways to Pray for Refugees

1,098 out of 6 million

Sometimes the tragedies of the world hit us like a tsunami and we feel so overwhelmed and completely helpless, drowning in the weight of it all. Even our greatest efforts, our most skillful attempts to keep our heads above water seem deeply, gloriously inadequate. It feels like the last scene of Schindler’s List, where […]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 1,098 out of 6 million

There is So Much Need!

This morning I headed to the port of Athens ahead of the team and served with the Greek Red Cross. I teamed up with them distributing food, clothes, toiletries and cleaning the port terminal. It was a little difficult communicating, but with broken English from them, little phrases in Greek I’ve learned and lots […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on There is So Much Need!

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

10 Ways to Pray (for the Refugee Crisis in Greece)

Pray for protection for refugees as they travel.
Pray for separated families to be reunited.
Pray that refugees would be welcomed and befriended by Christians in their new countries.
Pray for the wars and unrest in the refugees’ home countries to end.
Pray for wisdom and compassion for world leaders as they face this crisis.
Pray that God would […]

September 29th, 2015|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways to Pray (for the Refugee Crisis in Greece)

Send us Socks!

By the time the refugees get to Greece, their thin cotton socks have worn out and they have weeks of walking still ahead of them and colder weather on the way. You can help a refugee by sending us a pair of new sturdy wool-blend hiking socks to take to Greece. We need them in […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Send us Socks!

Being Hands and Feet (and Socks!) for Refugees

Martha Brooks is a wife, mom, blogger, and for a season volunteered in our women’s English program. Read more by her over at Savor the Crazy.

I was very hesitant to write this post.

I know people who are now giving their time, energy, comfort—their very lives, in the middle of the war-torn area of the world […]

September 18th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Being Hands and Feet (and Socks!) for Refugees