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