refugees

Want to Come be Part of Our Team in Nashville?

UPDATE: Praise God with us! We’ve filled this position, but we are still looking for volunteers for the sewing program. Head over HERE to apply!

Exciting news! We have an immediate opening for a Program Manager to help oversee a thriving sewing program serving our Nashville area refugee women.

Over 200 women are graduates of […]

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Want to Come be Part of Our Team in Nashville?

Read at Your Own Risk – “Once We Were Strangers” Book Review

I sat down to read this book because I was looking for something I could hand a potential volunteer to help them learn, grow, and shift expectations. I expected a neatly packaged story of helping a refugee to success, and I (in my pride) was prepared to look down my nose at him for […]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Home Office, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Read at Your Own Risk – “Once We Were Strangers” Book Review

New Project! Renovating the Basement!

     Some exciting news, – we’re getting ready to expand and renovate our downstairs office into a refugee ministry center! For a long time, we’ve wanted to have a place where our volunteers and refugees can meet together for programs and activities like sewing, exercise, job training and more.  A little more info […]

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Project! Renovating the Basement!

Fall(afel) Festival – Come Explore Our World of Ministry!

Fallafel Festival UPDATE: A big thank you to everyone who came out! It was wonderful to get to share with you all the things that SGI is doing in Nashville and around the world. It was fun for us who serve here at SGI to see all the projects and opportunities on display together, […]

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fall(afel) Festival – Come Explore Our World of Ministry!

Walk and Talk in the Park

South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings at a local park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these ladies, so […]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Walk and Talk in the Park

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 summer! […]

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

5000 Fruit Trees Have Arrived for Replanting Family Farms

Thank You for the Fruit Trees!

So many farms and orchards lost all their fruit trees from war and neglect during the invasion of ISIS. Now, being able to rebuild their lives and their villages takes a lot of work and effort.

Your gifts made this possible for these families to replant and rebuild! Thank you!
You […]

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Iraq, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5000 Fruit Trees Have Arrived for Replanting Family Farms

Jewelry Making Class – Volunteer to Learn Together

Beginning with a small class of volunteers and refugee students, starting in May, we will be holding classes to train women in how to make jewelry to give them skills that allow them to make some income from home. More importantly, we want to pair up a refugee woman with a new friend who will learn alongside […]

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Jewelry Making Class – Volunteer to Learn Together

Walk and Talk in the Park – Spring 2018

South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings this spring at Coleman Park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these ladies, […]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Walk and Talk in the Park – Spring 2018

Waiting with Refugees in Greece

Borders.

The flight from Mytilini to Athens forty minutes. The flight from Athens to Frankfurt three hours. Means to pay for an airline ticket and valid USA passport gave me the privilege to travel efficiently, freely without fear, in the light of day, with any possessions I want to carry. The flight from Athens to […]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Waiting with Refugees in Greece