Parenting

Parenting Internationally – A Conversation With Parents of Young Children in Kurdistan

Hannah interviews our director, John, and his wife, Mary, about how they became parents while living in Iraq and what it was like raising their family there. Living in Iraq has unique challenges for parents. (While Colleen watched the kids!)

Want to join us? We’re always looking for more adventurous families to join our teams in […]

May 29th, 2019|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Parenting Internationally – A Conversation With Parents of Young Children in Kurdistan

I Visited My Daughter in Iraq

I Visited My Daughter in Iraq
So, your daughter lives where?! Is she in the military? This is the response I would usually get when I told people that my eldest lived in Iraq. They didn’t understand the heart that she had to love and serve these people. It could be really hard. I watched […]

January 17th, 2017|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on I Visited My Daughter in Iraq

Fatherhood as a Foreigner

When I think of fatherhood – and especially when I reflect on becoming a dad for the first time – it’s very much linked with my experience of living in Kurdistan. When our oldest was born (he’s 4 now), my wife and I had been teaching there for a year. Just long enough to […]

June 17th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fatherhood as a Foreigner