Hot Dog?

I am a teacher; it’s what I do. For the past several years I have been involved with teaching those who speak English as a learned language. Some of those teaching experiences have been frustrating, some fruitful, but always interesting and many times entertaining!

Recently, in Nashville, I was working with two Middle Eastern ladies. The […]

March 29th, 2016|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hot Dog?

Serving Refugees in Athens

There’s a lot going on in lots of different places with refugees in Athens. One of our short term teams has been there this past week and they have seen first-hand the incredible suffering and struggles of the refugees and immigrants that now crowd Greece. It’s a hard place to be, but they are glad […]

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Serving Refugees in Athens

Athens Refugee Work and Macedonian Border

Food Distribution
Today, we cleaned up Victoria Square. We swept, picked out trash from among the bushes and plants and filled up four large bags. A couple of the young Algerian men helped out as they realized how disrespectful it was, culturally, to leave an older woman like Nihad, to sweep up after them. In […]

February 13th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Athens Refugee Work and Macedonian Border

Hagar and Dahlia

[Gen 21:16 ] Then Hagar went and sat down opposite Ishmael a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, “Let me not look on the death of the child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept.

This is the story I was pondering early […]

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hagar and Dahlia

Refugees in Europe and Mama Nihad

Mama Nihad
Today, Nihad assisted the Salvation Army in sorting more clothing donations and assisted some of the women volunteers in preparing decorations for the refugees coming to the day center. She went out to the Square and helped Boat Refugee Foundation to distribute tea. Nihad purchased cold medication for young men that had caught […]

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Refugees in Europe and Mama Nihad

The Opportunity to Say Yes

I served with a Servant Group International team on a Greek island. Each day we accompanied approximately 1,000 refugees arriving on the northern coast. The refugees arrive on shore wet, hungry, thirsty, exhausted and frequently in shock from the 6-mile journey. Most have been displaced from their homes for at least a month – […]

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Opportunity to Say Yes

Nashville, Get Ready!

Helping Christians Prepare to Meet and Love Our Refugee Neighbors

When: November 16th, 7-8:30pm

Learn how to meet and make friends with a refugee
Practice basic greetings and customs
Discover more about their faith
Learn how to talk about Jesus with people from other cultures
Discover how pray and study the Bible together
And much more!

Register below to get your special invite […]

October 19th, 2015|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Nashville, Get Ready!

Send us Socks!

By the time the refugees get to Greece, their thin cotton socks have worn out and they have weeks of walking still ahead of them and colder weather on the way. You can help a refugee by sending us a pair of new sturdy wool-blend hiking socks to take to Greece. We need them in […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Send us Socks!

Being Hands and Feet (and Socks!) for Refugees

Martha Brooks is a wife, mom, blogger, and for a season volunteered in our women’s English program. Read more by her over at Savor the Crazy.

I was very hesitant to write this post.

I know people who are now giving their time, energy, comfort—their very lives, in the middle of the war-torn area of the world […]

September 18th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Being Hands and Feet (and Socks!) for Refugees

Opportunities to Serve in Nashville

Our teams in Nashville continue to serve a growing refugee and immigrant community from places like Iraq, Syria, Iran & Somalia.

Our volunteers help with navigating life in the USA: English lessons, after-school tutoring, car rides to medical appointments, garden clubs, mentoring soccer teams, and housing assistance.

Women’s English is in the mornings, we help kids […]

July 30th, 2015|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , |Comments Off on Opportunities to Serve in Nashville