The followers of the Yarsani faith are called by many names and scattered across at least three countries. The creation of this faith is often attributed to Islamic Sufism (the mystical branch of Islam) but the Yarsan themselves claim that their beliefs have always been and Islam is a heresy of Yarsanism. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our team members in Iraq get to visit some really cool historical places that you might not expect.
“An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.” ~Nahum 1:1
If you’re like us, you probably never really noticed the name of the town Nahum was from. But all of that changes when you […]
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 […]