Lebanon … Out The Door Quick & Now Back … 31 March ’21

Strap on your media belt … HANG ON … and let’s go !

  

We cannot thank you enough for YOU, you again being such an intricate formation and part of our lives, and specifically this recent trip!  We are grateful for your praying, your relationship with us, your financial backing,  holding us up in so many and such good ways.  

Let’s dive in …

Wheelchairs were a huge pivot point on this trip, allowing open doors to all kinds of other NGOs, organizations, military and political leaders, business owners, and the like!  Each of the organizations and people in all these photos received wheelchairs for their overall needs and/or individual needs.  
     

Women-led NGO helping the disabled, in 50+ villages near their home and town/base! 
    
Leaders of the Rescue & Fire Station that lost 10 of its members in the August Beirut explosion, as first-responders.  They would have lost many more if there had not been a multi-second delay in getting out of the station compound.  
        
Retired General E.A.R., responsible for helping us get the wheelchair containers out of the port facility. 
  
Catholic Bishop “John”, instrumental in helping us get wheelchairs to a local hospital!
  
Bekaa Valley public hospital COO, recipient of wheelchairs and equipment later, via us!
   
Bekaa Valley local business, coordinator of USAID helps for local Syrian refugees, and our newest partner!
  
Hapag-Lloyd Beirut representative … who saved us a % demurrage/storage fees on the 4x 4′ containers of 1000 wheelchairs, walkers, and other disability equipment. 
 
Almost broken … then totally broken van; with engine overhaul needed! 
  
Interview with, Nada; once in public media and model venues and now instrumental in sharing her faith to anyone who will listen! 
 

Syrian refugee family in their newest “home”, in Bekaa Valley.  Also storage for wheelchairs. 
   

Back at the warehouse, storage for the wheelchairs, and lots of paperwork, accountability for those organizations involved! 
   

David … our newest friend … and  also grateful for Elie, our media helper who took a lot of pressure off me in this area. 
    
Paul, our dear friend, and local leader … so committed to TCD-Transformational Community Development!
  
NGO – Joe Rahal Foundation … wow, what an inspiration and commitment to helping those with disabilities!
   
Interviewing “most youthful” street protestors in Beirut!  Warm, receptive, non-violent, talkative, youthful … street-blocking tire-burners!  🙂 
  
WOW … we simply could not be and do any of what we are and do in Lebanon, without this wonderful family in Joseph (and son Saeed) Milan !!! 
     
Did someone say “LEBANESE FOOD” !!!
    
Brief Mediterranean Sea venture … 
 
Man … was I ever glad to see this … NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST, prior to departing Lebanon !!!  21-day Covid-Beirut-quarantine-phobias-be-gone !!!! 
 
Wow … you were so wonderful in how you came through, trust extended, and supported this trip, our lives, and our futures together in the journey, in so many ways! 
We are deeply grateful!

Daniel   

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If your heart so moves, we would love you to join us in these expansions and help for so many in greatest need.  Relationships, prayer, finances, participation in trips, and more, are all intricate in this journey of faith and love each of us lives out in 2021.   Freely contact us for details of questions, input, and needs.  Join us on a trip. 

Daniel and Nora  

Global Hope Network International
934 N. Magnolia Ave.   Suite # 310
Orlando,   FL   32803-3840
407.207.3256  
https://www.globalhopenetwork.org/about/staff/daniel-emig

2 thoughts on “Lebanon … Out The Door Quick & Now Back … 31 March ’21

  1. marywda

    Awesome….and glad you made it home without “complications”! Mary Kindness: Martin Luther King Quote Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

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