1-Year Anniversary?! Can It Be?! Brokenness! 23 May ’22 Emigs

 What do we call this day (and tomorrow)?!  “Anniversary” admittedly sounds kinda strange.  Celebration … well yes, and …?!  And what do we call all the other miracle days spread through these past 365 days?  

It’s been one year, today … one year today, that the excruciating pain hit my chest and back. Tomorrow will be the one-year mark of that first of several surgeries to save my earthly life.  It’s so hard to wrap all the thoughts and emotions around it; so beyond words. 

Last week, in my self-centered whining to Dr. Rudersdorf, my primary(multiple times) surgeon in all this; I was complaining this most recent recovery was taking way too long.  His response: “Dan, considering you were supposed to have died ten times in the past year, I think your recovery is doing great!  Your most recent CTscan and bloodwork look awesome, and you are indeed gaining strength.  I’ll bet you a $-dollar, that in X-number of days, you’ll be walking three miles.”  Thanks, I needed that!  

To be honest, I am enjoying(a strange word) some parts of this “unwary” journey.  Several dear relationships have said things to the effect; “I know there’s even greater things for you to accomplish ahead.”  I love the encouragement.  Yet, to go even a step deeper in honesty, this journey has not at all raised my expectancy for “greater things“.  If anything, it has raised my expectancy of:  
–   deeper intimacy with those closest to me
–   deeper repentance of then-unknown self-motives 
–   better seeing and hearing into a future
–   healthier relationships of love 
–   better accepting brokenness as my new-norm 

Truth is, I’m a broken man.  Some of you can relate.  It’s actually quite a beautiful thing.  Some of you can see and resonate with such beauty(brokenness).  

A men’s group I’ve been involved with the past few years, sometimes says:  “Never trust an unbroken man.”  And so if there is yet to be “greater things” ahead, my prayer, trust, and gratefulness are that it will be in brokenness; and that I may live the rest of whatever days I have, in gifts of weaknesses, broken-nesses.  

We are so grateful for you, as you continue to walk with us in all these areas of life in our mutual brokenness!  

Thanks for your time and care in reading this update.  We love you.  

Nora and I are so grateful to have you in our lives and on this journey with us!   

Much love … 

Kicked Around A Bit … 19april’22

Grateful, once again, for Ro’i, who was there with me post-surgery!  

The last surgery on the 6th, albeit more minor than any in the last 11 months, has definitely kicked me about more than expected.  I’m just now getting outside for short walks, gaining strength and loss of pain, incrementally-incrementally.  I do have some minor tingling in my left few toes and right longer fingers (tips of each); possibly as a result of the spinal drain they used during and post-surgery. 

We had a blessed though somewhat lonely Easter, with all the kids either being sick or away.  Bryan was doing a shoot/YouTube/Matthew Beem, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and Eliana has Covid … again.  She’s on the mend.  It was a deep journey for Nora and me on Easter, with me still on the mend and our hearts heavy in all this. 

I’ve missed a good number of ZOOM meetings the past two weeks, and all concerned have been so gracious and loving, knowing I’ll get back in the saddle soon enough.  Even this morning at 6a, I couldn’t make the FLT-Field Leadership Team time, and missed the Middle-East meeting yesterday … truly missing those and the hearts on those such calls.  

Ukraine:  at this time we as an organization have chosen to channel funds into other organizations better equipped to handle the needs in and outside Ukraine.  Since we focus more on sustainable solutions, we are at present not initiating any DR-Disaster Relief efforts. That may change in the future, especially as my health improves.  A best example would be me personally initiating funding(s) to an organization, which tapped me for deciding how they might send funds.  My vote was entirely for a separate organization that is, on the ground, youthful, energized, community-based, living on shoe-strings budgets, mobile, honest, hands-on, in and outside Ukraine … and on the list of benefits via them.  

Knowing you are concerned, we take all confidence in restoration and the journey ahead … ever excited in knowing … for our good and the good of others. 

Thanks for taking the time to read through this short update.  We love you.  

Nora and I are grateful to have you in our lives and!   

Much love … 


If your heart so moves, we would love you to join us in these movements of expansion and whole restorations of so many lives.   

Thank you !!!
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Orlando,   FL   32803-3840

Anniversary (30th), Heart Surgery, B. in India … 23mar.’22

Warmest greetings … 

Nora and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary on the 14th!  So grateful for the journey and her in my life!  

Frequently I’m reminded, usually in conversations, often in wet eyes, that my heartbeat and breathing upon this planet, have been extended.  So grateful are Nora and I, for your continued concerns and expressions and provisions!  

Surgery coming up:
The next planned surgery is 6 April.  Delayed for a month due to Covid, I am a bit stronger because of this delay.  Surgery is: see photo: 
*   Tevar = a stint/graft inserted into the aorta and
*   Bypass 
In this case, imagine, it will be higher in the aorta and block the first one of those 3 top arteries 
hence … the need for the bypass, so one of my arms keeps working with blood flow.  🙂 

4 years ago, I was in Binadpur, India.  Young B., a single man, had a heart and love to work there, as the area was extremely impoverished.  GHNI had no additional funding for a new village of budgeted TCD.  B. was undeterred!  On a shoe-string budget via some funds outside the usual GHNI process, and a small non-profit, B. set his will, fully into it all.  Today, he is married and has a little boy. The village and on all 5 levels of TCD … Water / Food / Health / Education / Finances, is now in much-much better condition.  It has not been easy.  Resistance from political and social unrest has been faced and was fierce at times.  We are so very grateful for such young men and women, as B. 

Nora and I are grateful to serve alongside you in all these endeavors and advancing sustainable development!  

More to come in the coming months, as we give focus to Ukraine and how we are helping there.  

Much love … 


If your heart so moves, we would love you to join us in these movements of sustainable expansion among such needful people.  Relationships, finances, participation in trips, and more, are all intricate in this journey of love each of us lives out in 2022.   Freely contact us for details or questions, input, and needs.  Join us on a trip. 

Thank you !!!
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934 N. Magnolia Ave.   Suite # 310
Orlando,   FL   32803-3840

Armenia … continues GHNI/TCD into 2022

Many of you helped with this endeavor in Armenia, last year, when things were so stressful and crazy, with war. Thanks so much! This work has continued in full measure, via the love and labor of Tamara and Sam. We have been in touch the past few weeks, and I have been so encouraged in their progress, even in my medical-issues absence. This video is from last year, yet represents presently, a portion of the work of GHNI/TCD being furthered. Grateful for you and them … Dan

February 15th 2021

I am so privileged to be a small part of the oversight and supervision of this wonderful GHNI endeavor in Drashen(Jrashen), ARMENIA. Tamara and Sam have done an excellent job with the new Community Center, training social workers, DR-Disaster Relief efforts during and after the war, and a host of other activities currently going on there … all TCD-based. Contact me if you’d like to participate in this expansion … Dan