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 […]
Chrissie is a mother of 4 and the life of the party. She and her family spent two months in Greece partnering with our refugee friends to feed the hungry, to entertain kids, and to love those dealing with grief and trauma past and present. She’s fun, crazy, and a real person. Here are 20 […]
Elizabeth spent two months of her summer break from college teaching English and helping out with various refugee projects in Athens. She was able to form deep friendships and make great friends. She left part of her heart in Athens with her new refugee friends and family.
What keeps you up at night? Things I haven’t […]
Join our team for a 10-day trip at the end of March 2017 to serve refugee kids at a camp in Northern Iraq and explore opportunities to serve with our team for up to a year. In partnership with our Shepherd School and the Medes Schools, we will organize a mini Olympics with a […]
As many of you know, there are several areas that have been reclaimed from ISIS in the last year. There’s a lot of renovation to do before people will be willing to return, but so many want the opportunity to go home and rebuild. One of the key factors is providing an education for […]
Elizabeth was part of our team living in Athens for two months this summer.
I have been back in America for a week now, and my thoughts are constantly returning to the friends I left in Athens. So many of these moments and relationships are cherished in my heart – many of them in a […]
One team member recently wrote:
“Back in ‘Merica today and feeling WEIRD. So very glad to see my people here but aching for the family I left behind. Pretty sure this is just the beginning of a lifetime of having my heart invested all across the map. A part of me hates the tension, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our work at the center is still going very well. We have had people showing up nearly every day except Friday for English lessons. But today almost no one has appeared because the metro is on strike.
I have loved teaching much more than I thought I would, which is good because it is a much larger […]