refugees

Sew For Hope – Graduates and Volunteers Sewing Masks

These days we are extremely grateful for this program that not only helps refugee women care for their families, but has also opened up opportunities for them to care for their communities. In this current crisis, we have graduates and volunteers sewing masks.

These masks are being made from a non-woven droplet resistant fabric that […]

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Buddhism – Theravada Buddhism

Buddhism (an overview)

Buddhism is non-theistic. There is no belief in a higher power and holding on to such a belief is thought to keep one from achieving enlightenment. Enlightenment is achieved not by learning the doctrines of Buddha but by following the Eightfold Path. This Path is concerned with three things: morality ( 3-5 […]

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Buddhism – Theravada Buddhism

Resources for Learning About the Refugee Crisis

Here is a short list of books, videos, and links that we have found helpful in learning about the refugee crisis. We hope these resources help you on your way to loving and serving your refugee neighbors at home and around the world. Obviously, the list is not exhaustive, but just gives you a […]

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Resources for Learning About the Refugee Crisis

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