SERBIA … our STT Trip Spring into Summer … June ’19

Friend …

close on the heals of my IRAQ/LEBANON trip, was my next one to SERBIA.  We are so grateful to those who have capacity and choose to sponsor a village for an entire year or more.  Such is one of the members and initiators of this STT-Short Term Team to Djorgovaka Mahala Village, our Roma-gypsy village near Lebane, Serbia.

Assessing, teachings focused on entrepreneurship and family relationships, were the aim.  We are grateful to see the momentum building, as Snezana leads this and other Roma/gypsy villages out of every form of poverty.

My time with Snezana(far left in the below 3-some photo) and the translator were especially good, as I wanted to see better how she was doing personally, after the death of her husband(Slave), two years ago.  The gracious grace in healing and moving her forward, allows her to vest so much of her life in these Roma. 

Technology can assist greatly, as the below photo demonstrates.  We were able to SKYPE in a live-session to this group, from Kolkata, India, where Sushil Marandi was able to guide the group through some TCD issues relevant to any village.

Summer travel plans are so far limited.  Nora and I were pursuing our best to see you in Georgia and the S. East USA.  Due to her desperately needing to rest, after her first year as a para at our local elementary school, her overall health issues, and other needs(text or call for details), we regret that it’s looking like that trip cannot happen this year.  If things change, we will surely let you know ASAP.  Thanks for your understanding!  🙂

Daniel and Nora Emig

Kurdistan-Iraq … Yazidis … ’19

Yazidis – warehouse – Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan-IRAQ
TCD Training Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19 Iraq
Soap-maker entrepreneur -Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
Ministry of Religious Affairs Erbil, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4’19
Mother & Child Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
girl & older woman … food to old woman Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
food distribution Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
food distribution 2 Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
Diesel Fuel – Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
Daddy-daughter & family Yazidis Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19

… every face we encountered in Kurdistan-IRAQ, with the Yazidi people, carried a story of trauma … yet hope, that one day, they could return home from the camps of tents and temporary locations they live in.
This trip was rich in helping, coming alongside, and in wide variety of experiences, all new to me, being my first time in the Middle East.

Brief:

*   serving Yazidis displaced by years of conflict, by providing essential food supplies

*   TCD-Transformational Community Development training, for development and their long-term ability to provide for their families

*   Initial relational connections with those in Kurdistan diplomatic leadership

*   warmth via diesel fuel for their heaters in locations without any heat

*   commitments to return and expand our TCD approach to development and sustainability

*   commitments and purchases from local entrepreneurs (soap, in this case), who empower these local communities in vision and new ideas for sustainability

*   local resources purchased and utilized for the distribution to Yazidis … you would be amazed at how a few thousand dollars of food goods, goes a  very long way in relating to local vendors (always our policy when possible)

I cannot thank you enough for all who gave to this trip!

Daniel

LEBANON & NORTHERN IRAQ … February – March 2019 to Kurds & Yazidis !

Young Mother and Child
Young Mother and Child
Child & Child Crossing Board
Child & Child Crossing Board

$ 2,150 of the $ 4,400 needed, has been given for this trip in February ’19.  Please consider how you might help in the remaining balance of $ 2,250.  Contribute via like here:

http://www.globalhopenetwork.org/us/about/staff/daniel-emig

Boys In the Refugee Camp
Boys In the Refugee Camp
Women Sharing the Work
Women Sharing the Work

 

Team TCD Past
Team TCD Past                                                             Global Hope Network International is leading a short-term team  to go to Lebanon and Northern Iraq to bring help and hope to Syrian refugees and displaced Yazidi families.
Lebanon still struggles having almost 2 million Syrian refugees, within their borders, who fled the war in Syria to find refuge and safety.  Some left their homes as long as 8 years ago and remain refugees to this day as they try to make a daily living to provide and care for their families.
We will serve refugees living north of Beirut.  We will visit the GHNI clinic, meet with Syrian refugees, who live as best they can with multiple families in temporary housing and others living in trap houses and tent communities. 
Northern Iraq  Many Yazidi families still suffer from the affects of war with ISIS.  Many people remain displaced even though the ISIS caliphate has been defeated.  There is still a great amount of danger, preventing them from returning home because of ongoing conflictsbetween various militia and foreign military as well as much of the infrastructure and their homes are destroyed.
We will serve Yazidi families who had to flee when ISIS overran their communities.
With the Syrian and Yazidi families we will distribute food and other necessary items, have fun days with children and parents, teach lessons in Transformational Community Development, Leadership, Family Life, and overall encourage families living in uncertain hopelessness .
This trip is a wonderful opportunity to bring help and hope to people who have gone through tremendous suffering and loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCD NOW !!! Join us in this only 2nd USA event … normally overseas only …

TCD this week!
This will be our 2nd Transformational Community Development (TCD) training in Monument Colorado, USA!
Register at the link here:

https://cathedralrockchurch.churchcenter.com/…/events/168376

TCD training will teach you an effective, low cost, relational way of bringing transformation that teaches impoverished communities to become self-sustaining hope-filled lives. You’ll also experience “live SKYPE” sessions with nationals doing TCD! 
Please see the information below.
If you wish to sign-up go to registration link above.
If you have any questions please contact me
Michael Parks
407 230 6169
or
Daniel Emig – 719.440.0796
Quick drop-in visits(during lunch etc.) are always welcome, to get a taste of all we do in these countries. 

EOY-End Of Year ’18 HUGE “Thank You”!!! Daniel and family and GHNI

2018 has been an incredibly good year for developing villages and peoples’ lives … helping them help themselves into sustainable healthy communities!  We give you thanks and offer you this EOY opportunity to help us into 2019.

Nora(my wife) and I offer you an authentic “THANK YOU” for your undergirding our lives and calling in 2018!  Like you, we are growing in this journey of grace and love.

Never wanting to be intrusive, we do however want to “befriend faithfulness”, seeking our faithfulness to a brave heart in asking you, concerning any financial support you may have wanted to consider.
The link on-line to give is at:
2019 is going to be yet another good year … !
Regardlessly always grateful for you and your heart in helping us help others !  Dan and Nora
See below a small portion of media, communicating some measures of what’s been accomplished in 2018.

DG3 - Nepal TCD Committee Training
DG3 – Nepal TCD Committee Training
TCD - Children's Lesson - Nepal
TCD – Children’s Lesson – Nepal
TCD Meeting - Nepal
TCD Meeting – Nepal
Bangladesh boy - Niloy Malo
Bangladesh boy – Niloy Malo
After School in her village ...
After School in her village …
My name is Ammodi Malshika I am 12 years old ...
My name is Ammodi Malshika I am 12 years old …

 

Nepal DG Village … Multi-faceted Successes Report !

TCD Meeting - Nepal
TCD Meeting – Nepal

GLOBAL HOPE NETWORK INTERNATIONAL

Monthly TCD Story Update

Titling Standard:      NP 005, DG village, 1018 Monthly Update

 Country: Nepal                                                TCD Location: DG Village

Your name: Sun and Sree                              Date: 11th November 2018

 In this month, we have continued our work in the field. Farmers are encouraged and willing to do their best. We had group discussion, teaching lessons on family planning, personal health and hygiene and discuss about how we can get better income by doing small business. Continuing to house visiting and encourage farmers.

TCD - Children's Lesson - Nepal
TCD – Children’s Lesson – Nepal

Success Story:

Pathwari is now 58 years old. This family is not educated and struggled with their own strength. When we started TCD class they rejected and denied to join. He said what kind of lesson I need in this old age. But now I started house to house visitation and I taught them clearly about TCD lesson related to sanitation, health care, income generation, disease prevention and nutritional food etc. They are very happy and expected more TCD classes and said really this program is important for us. Please sister come and teach our backward community people.

DG3 - Nepal TCD Committee Training
DG3 – Nepal TCD Committee Training

Bangladesh … peace and prosperity in a boy’s home …

Bangladesh boy - Niloy Malo
Bangladesh boy – Niloy Malo

Progress Report – October ’18

TCD Change Our Family

I am  Niloy Malo, member of Lotus TCD(Transformational Community Development) group at Ghoraghat, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh. I read in grade seven. We are two brothers and sister. We do not have land for vegetable cultivation. My parents are working a small work in this village. We have 5 members in our family. Before join my family with TCD we were very poor. I saw everyday my parents do lot of quarrel. But after having teaching of TCD my parent’s attitude changed and we are having peaceful situation our families.  I am taught many subjects which helped in my education. I have learned how to take care and keep good health from TCD groups.

There is some uncultivated land near hour house which is belongs to our neighbors.  I helped my father to plant papaya tree and vegetable garden in that land near our house. After few months the papaya tree grow-up and have flower and fruits.

Now our family do not need to buy vegetable from market, also I distribute to our neighbors. We get vitamin, mineral and others which we need. I give thanks to TCD group for given me a wonderful opportunity to learn and utilize in my life.

My family also taking all decision together. Before we took loan from micro credit but now we start small savings.

(This story was taken from TCD child group) Bangladesh

We are grateful for each of you who choose to undergird such endeavors of TCD as this!  Daniel Emig