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Our Teams In Iraq

We now have five teams serving in Iraq: at each Medes School serving over 3000 students, in refugee camps serving Yazidi, Ka’kai and Christian families, an English training center, and a prison ministry partnership.

July 28th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Our Teams In Iraq

Refugee School Update!

Despite hopes to return to their villages later this year, most of the  4 million refugees in Iraq will probably have to remain in the camps for much longer.

In Iraq, we’ve been asked to help start a third “Shepherd School” in yet another refugee camp. We’ll keep you updated as this moves forward!

Our staff […]

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Refugee School Update!

I Will Miss Cheek Kisses

“I will miss the good-byes and “see you tomorrows!” at the end of the day, and the good morning cheek kisses at the beginning.”

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Cheek Kisses

Driving Me Crazy

“I will miss encouraging another teacher when they are discouraged about the same group of kids that has recently been driving me crazy.”

July 13th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Driving Me Crazy

A small school brings much-needed hope to Christian families in Iraq

There are many families spread out in various types of homes throughout Iraq and the surrounding areas. In one major city, twenty-two families are living in an old church building, sharing three washing machines, four cooking stoves and couple showers. The auditorium, hallways and stairs are draped with striped canvas to divide small living […]

July 7th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A small school brings much-needed hope to Christian families in Iraq

I Will Miss the Laughter

“I will miss the laughter of shared stories about lives that I never thought I would be able to relate to, only to find that we have so much in common.”

July 6th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss the Laughter

Bread and Yogurt, Sugar and Tea

“I will miss bread and yogurt breakfasts in the teachers’ room where conversation swirls around me in a mix of Kurdish, Arabic, Assyrian, and English like the sugar in my tea glass.”

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bread and Yogurt, Sugar and Tea

Better Readers, Writers, Thinkers…

“I will miss planning a lesson that I know will be exciting and then getting to see my students have ten times more enjoyment out of it than I anticipated. I will miss pushing them to be better readers, writers, thinkers, speakers, and citizens of their country.”

June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Better Readers, Writers, Thinkers…

I Will Miss Corner Chats

“I will miss the quiet corner chats with kids who are struggling with questions that are almost too big for them to ask.”

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Corner Chats

I Will Miss…

When it comes time for one of our team members to return to the U.S. it can be hard knowing all they leave behind. Over the summer we’ll be sharing some of the things our team members miss.
“I will miss the morning greetings of my students, and their crazy antics in the halls.”
 

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss…