No intrusiveness … only a reminder for those busy in this season EOY 2019 … of needs !

Dear one …

we are not seeking intrusiveness, only a reminder for those busy in this season, who may have forgotten or misplaced some of our previous relatings.

We are expanding our focus broadly and deeply in 2020, as outlined in our November/December BLOG updates!


These expansions(below) are, in addition to work we already do in multiple countries over the past 9 years:

  • education coordination in Iraq/Kurdistan targeting mid-level and lower-level leaders

  • TCD – Transformational Community Development in the Middle East and Serbia(Balkans)

  • ELD – Entrepreneurial Leadership Development in the context of TCD in all countries we work in … and focused on Yazidi and Kurds and Serbs

  • education translations, focused on expanding in the Middle East, specifically among the Kurds and Yazidi

  • Kurds and Yazidi better enabled to expand the Development/TCD in countries near/in Kurdistan

  • Relief and Development work among refugees in Kurdistan/Iraq


EOY – End Of Year donations so far, have us wondering if maybe we’ve not communicated well.  If you have not yet considered your EOY giving focus, please consider how you might enjoy vesting in those we serve, especially as we all join together in furthering Development and Self-sustainment !

These financial needs are:

  • $ 15,000 annually for 4x trips per year … usually 6-8 country locations, villages, refugee areas, etc.

  • $ 1,400 monthly personal … due to donations attrition and cost of living increases

  • $ 60,000 annually to specific projects, especially in Kurdistan/Iraq and the Middle East, where so much is suffering is present, and TCD Development expansion is so needful

Feel free to contact us for any clarifications and levels of current needs met.

Giving links are below.

Grateful for you … grateful for all your considerations!

Daniel and Nora

719.440.0796   Dan/m.

GHNI – Global Hope Network International

Global Hope Network International
934 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ste. 310
ORLANDO FL 32803-3840
“Preferred for Emig work”

Thank you !!!

Daniel & Nora
… Jonathan, Bryan & Eliana

December 2019 Emig Family and International Wrap-up for ’19 and Heading Into ’20 

December 2019 Emig Family and International Wrap-up for ’19 and Heading Into ’20

Dear Friend, that personal gift of you, in our lives …

Nora and I thank you deeply for being such a major part of our journey and life together.  Pressing ahead with you feels less like “pressing”, and more like a hand-in-hand pilgrimage.  We are privileged and grateful !

Summer ’19 was especially eventful, in that we were honored to be a part of a widening group of leaders.  Meeting in Breckenridge, Colorado, people of a wide variety of leadership roles and location-based serving, were there to glean from each other and understand our individual parts in this growing group of influencers internationally and domestically.  From anti-human trafficking to village development to disaster relief to many others … we all enjoyed learning and relating together.

Ari and Aram (Kurdistan/Iraq) were hosted by Mike Parks (GSA) and I this summer.  What a good compressed two weeks it was.  Too numerous were the events and relationships (personal and organizational) built to cover them all.  Some highlights of activities and connections were:

    • Materials for translation into Kurdish – to train leaders in Iraq
    • International Training Institute
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (honoring vets) events – 3 different locations and times
  • Planning and strategy times with 15+ groups and organizations
  • Gathering with those more experienced in the region of the Middle East and specifically Kurdistan/Iraq
  • The list of events and relating goes on and on, with too many to add, almost constant …

Rwanda training last month in ELD-Entrepreneur Leadership Development was beyond my hopes.  Dovetailing perfectly with TCD we’ve done for years, it was what I needed to shore up this area of experience, especially in my first time in Africa.  28 attendees walked through extensive micro-enterprise, allowing each to embrace the framework of starting and growing a small business in their country.  Trained, they were ready for the “Shark Tank” in which their business plans competed against others!  Three in the group already had their “real” businesses, and fed their experiences into the knowing-best-principles the others needed.  Superb in every way, I can hardly wait to teach others in this, as it’s integrated into our TCD and Disaster Relief training.

As funds avail, Mike and I are planning to be back in Kurdistan/Iraq ASAP!   We will work with Ari and Aram and the Yazidi refugees, as well as refugees flowing into the region from Syria and other countries.  I am still very much tied to Serbia TCD, as well as my continued responsibilities of oversight assistance in South Asia.  You likely discern from our monthly updates, that activities are deepening and broadening quickly.  We need guidance and wisdom, moving forward.


She’s doing so well in this her second year of teaching 2nd and 4th grades special need children.  It is though, extremely difficult some days.  Sometimes she comes home so wiped out she can barely do more than collapse on the couch, while other days she’s beaming in laughter at something one of the kids said.  One kid “fired” her one week and then wanted to “marry her” the next!  LOL !  She’s praying about getting her certification in this area.


Final stretch it is for Jonathan, as he laps into this last year of engineering school at Colorado State University.  Emily, his girlfriend, is with us for Thanksgiving, and what a sweetie she is!  Jonathan is looking into moving out to California, where Emily is in med school.


He is laying solid groundwork in media production, as he lives in Boulder, CO and starts his own business in videography/photography.  His creative juices are cranking out some very good content, as he gains traction in his love of media and how that intertwines with relationships.


Graduating early from high school, Eliana is still very much in love with the horse world and finds herself excelling and being promoted within its ranks.  Karen, her much-loved instructor now, sees in Eliana, a gift and ability to excel and increasingly find her footing.

They grow up way to fast !!!


As prompted, you can be a part of our financial needs, monthly, or regular, increases or special time giving; we are grateful indeed!     Needs are

  • $15,000 annually for 4x trips per year,
  • $1,400 monthly personal; and
  • “dreaming big”, I would love to fund $60K+ annually for projects … especially in Kurdistan/Iraq and the Middle East, where so much suffering is increasing.
  • see below for giving link and address …

Our love, “Thank You”,  and Joyful Christmas To You  as we all live into the remainder of 2019 and peer into 2020!

Daniel and Nora, Jonathan, Bryan and Eliana

Give on-line at:

Or mail funds to:

Global Hope Network International – 934 N. Magnolia Avenue – Ste. 310 – Orlando, FL   32803-3840


Rwanda Now … Welcomed ELD-Entrepreneurial Leadership Development !


Rwanda welcomed ELD-Entrepreneurial Leadership Development !
Welcome to Rwanda, from where I am writing this update!  28 community leaders attended this focused time in learning how to better start and grow a business.  Increasingly, they experience personally, how this both builds out their relationships, and provides for their families and communities.  


Session topics included:
*   Discovering Your Design (how you are uniquely made for this)
*   Life Journey – (how has your particular journey prepared you for this)
*   Thinking Like And Entrepreneur
*   Business Plan (specific detailed, inclusive)
*   Why / Why / Who / Where / When / How (of it all)
*   Starting & Sustaining A Business
*   Marketing
*   Unique Value Proposition – UVP
*   Funding Your Business
*   Goal Setting
*   Character and Ethical Leadership
*   Budget Development
*   Social Entrepreneurship
*   “Shark Tank” / “Wild Den” Presentations, With Potential Funders


2 quick back-stories on all this:

*   My attendance at an associate NGO this past summer in Colorado, allowed me to meet colleagues who understood my TCD journey and quickly invited me into their journey of this ELD, that dovetails so wonderfully into all I am focused on in the countries I work in.  

*   Our church in Colorado Springs has a robust and very healthy relationship to the church here in Rwanda, allowing an additional 5 of these to attend, and get to know me/them much better.  What a joy and privilege to be a part of such connections!

Thank you for undergirding all this … !


GHNI – Global Hope Network International

Rwanda ?! Kurdistan(Iraq) – Serbia … October ’19

Team TCD Past
Team TCD Past


If you’ve heard any news in recent days, Kurds in Syria and Turkey, are prime-time.  Though our work with Kurds is for now is in Kurdistan-Iraq, please be concerned for this region.  Our good friends, Arre and Ariem, are weary of the seemingly constant tensions that keep surfacing in all of Kurdistan.  There’s hope, in that I and my colleagues can get back to this region quickly, hopefully November/December, as much groundwork is being laid for training, helping Yazidi refugees with winter relief, translation work, TCD-Transformational Community Development with Yazidi, and diplomatic progress.  A focus there in the next 24 months will be micro-enterprise endeavors within TCD.  Urgent funds are needed for winter preparation for Yazidi refugees, especially the children. Ask yourself, how you might help in these and other endeavors in this region.  

Snezana and her son (Luka), have been in regular contact with me, as we walk through this upcoming year of committed funding (yes, Serbia is now funded for TCD for the next 1-2 years! 🙂  ) and the ways we can all walk through movement forward in best implementing TCD.  Luka has been most helpful in translating, and helping all involved understand the intricacies of living/working with Roma-Gypsies in a Serbian country.  A focus there in the next 12 months will be micro-enterprise endeavors within TCD.  We are trusting for positive forward movements all this.  Nora and I are hoping to be there together in Serbia in early June.  🙂 


I know … you’re thinking … what’s up with Rwanda in the picture, all of a sudden?!  Did you notice a repeated focus in the above two paragraphs; “micro-enterprise”?  TCD in general, in increasing numbers of countries and locations, is experiencing a severe request in this area of micro-enterprise implementation.  It’s become a lynchpin for self-sustainability expansion.  I desperately need to be in Rwanda in about 3 weeks, as there is a TCD Micro-Enterprise endeavor there that I need to be a part of, all in the context of training and sharing that training in both Kurdistan and Serbia and beyond !  Will you please consider getting me there, as I need to be personally involved in both the teaching and training, moving ahead well in countries we are moving ahead, into?  I need $ 3,000 immediately for this trip, and another $ 3,000 each for the following trips into Kurdistan and Serbia.   Thank you deeply for considering these needs!!!  

These are exceedingly exciting times to live and work in these regions !

Opportunities to help us financially (personally need over $ 1,500 monthly increase), and needful travels as already mentioned above, can be made at:

GHNI – Global Hope Network International

My wife(Nora) and I are so grateful for your and your faithfulness over the years and into the present !  Please know this !  If you ever have any questions or need additional information, never hesitate to call or contact me.  I would absolutely love to update and clarify for you !

Our friendship to you …


Can’t Say Enough Good About … Kurdistan & Iraq Here … In Ari & Aram ! 8/’19

Can’t say enough good in our time hosting Ari and Aram here in Colorado for two weeks!

With their foci here on:
* developing relationships
*Yazidi people group in Kurdistan as the primary means of permitted being/doing there
* education connections and needs in Kurdistan
* diplomatic relationships deepened focus of freedoms
* relating with and connecting other organizations working in Kurdistan
* financial donor development communications
* their plans moving forward with us, pivotal
* fun !  🙂 … fishing(trout) … baseball … Giordano’s Pizza … self-grilled hamburgers !  “-)
* getting to know our personal families … they loved Nora(my wife) !   🙂
* and … on and on this list could easily go … !

We are grateful to all who contributed financially to their time here.  They were able to take home over $1K for their work and life among Yazidi and in refugees development TCD.   Stories upon stories surfaced, as exampled in:
* constant-constant political and social turmoil issues affecting lives continually

Thank you … thank you … thank you, for allowing these men and their time with us and so many others here in the area !!!

Kurdistan & Iraq Are Coming To Colorado … In Ari & Aram 7/’19

Kurdistan & Iraq Are Coming To Colorado … in Ari & Aram !

We are always grateful for our friends and colleagues in countries we vest in.  It is an added special privilege when we can host these leaders, allowing those in the USA to better understand and build relationships with them.  Now, in these next two weeks of August, we have with us here in Colorado, Ari and Aram.  Our schedule together so far looks like:

Saturday, August 03, 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Rocky Mtn. Calvary Church Q & A with Mike, Dan Johnson, Ari & Aram

Sunday, August 04, 2019 9:00 & 11:00 AM Rocky Mtn. Calvary Church Q. & A.

Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:30 PM 8:00 PM Rocky Mtn. Calvary Church O.I.F. – Operation Iraqi Freedom – Kingdom/Faith Focus

Monday, August 05, 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM PPB – Pikes Peak Brewery  OPEN Public OIF  Operation Iraqi Freedom event

Tuesday, August 06, 2019  AM PM Posner Center – Denver GHNI – Global Hope Network International

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 5:00 PM Emig’s Host – Dan & Nora Emig –

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 11:30 AM Lunch … EFCA & others (OPEN to all )
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 3:00 PM ? PPB Save The Persecuted  – DeDe Laugessen – (CLOSED EVENT)
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Limbach Park – Monument Concert … open air …

Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:00 am 8:30 AM Wesley Owens Coffee Cathedral Rock – Pastors Meeting E. Free …(CLOSED EVENT)
Thursday, August 08, 2019 AM PM BEE World getting to know each other …
Thursday, August 08, 2019 PM PM Lunch BEE World time over meal

Friday, August 09, 2019 AM PM Pikes Peak – & Lunch +++ Manitou Springs & Pikes Peak

Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Calvary Fellowship Monument … 2nd Street, Monument, CO

Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:00 AM CRC Church …
Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:30 PM YMCA Cathedral Rock Church Sponsor – PUBLIC – Global Impact Team

Monday, August 12, 2019 AM PM EMI – Lunch – John Dallmann president of EMI.
Monday, August 12, 2019 PM PM-late Cathedral Rock Church Board

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 AM B. Brothers Dudley Brown, Dean Cernek, Mike, Dan, John, Steve, Tim … (CLOSED EVENT)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 All Day All Day Denver CRC – all-day event … Rockies Game

Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00 AM Emig’s –  Monument De-brief … (CLOSED)
Thursday, August 15, 2019 early PM late PM Host Family CRC – Global Impact Team – Dinner

If you are in the area, please contact me for details on events added and attendance.  Only a few events are closed/private.  As I would love to have you attend these and other events with our team from Iraq/Kurdistan.

Daniel & Nora

you can text/call me anytime (yes, even while traveling or home) at:   719.440.0796

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