hospitality

Make a Greek Orzo Salad

As humans we spend a lot of time on food. Our team in Greece is no different as they spend a lot of time on food for themselves and others. We’ve found a few recipes that our teams have really loved. Here’s an easy Orzo Salad for you to add to your repertoire!

1. Start with 1lb of […]

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Make a Greek Orzo Salad

Opening My Mouth

There is nothing like necessity when it comes to communication.

The Afghan ladies who gathered at the center for the bi-weekly refugee meeting were gracious about the fact that I struggled miserably to put together a simply sentence in Farsi. As time went on, my pre-programmed, memorized phrases started to come out better as we sat around […]

June 27th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Opening My Mouth

My Syrian Baba

Here’s a first-hand account from one of our team members one what it’s like to serve refugees in Athens. 

It’s been a whirlwind this week. It’s hard to reconcile the anxiety and hesitancy I had right before arriving to the joy that seems to course through my soul. It is not a sugar sweet happiness, […]

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My Syrian Baba

Walking in the Heat

The team did a bunch of different things their second day in Athens–shopping, cooking, teaching English lessons. But mostly they walked. 

Part of the team went out to a couple of squats to play with kids and blew bubbles and hand out stickers. As they were about to leave, one of the members of that squat […]

June 7th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Walking in the Heat

Abundance and Scarcity

By Andy McNeely

Today was filled with emotions as so much of the trip has been. Sorrow for the plight of the homeless refugees, joy with our new Syrian friends, and shock at the ability of people to survive. The most recurring emotion I have had over the duration of our trip has been that […]

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Abundance and Scarcity

Medes Student Says “Thank You”

“Can I come over and just watch how you live?  I’d like to know how you guys live.” said Lydia.  At the time, we thought it was a weird request from our student, but sure, why not?  So she came over and spent at least a good six hours sitting at our big kitchen table just […]

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medes Student Says “Thank You”

My First Newroz

I’ll always remember my first Newroz in Kurdistan as the time a Kurd literally gave me the shirt off his back (and his baggy trousers too!). My wife and I were picnicking with the family of one of our students. Among the many cousins, aunts, uncles, and others, there was a grandfather (or perhaps […]

March 16th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My First Newroz

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!

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

Kurdish Hospitality

The vastness of Kurdish hospitality floors me. If you go to someone’s house they give you the best food, the best seat, and make you eat everything until you don’t think you’ll be able to move. They aren’t satisfied with you being at their house for an hour, you should be there for three… […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Kurdish Hospitality