Rwanda welcomed ELD-Entrepreneurial Leadership Development !
Session topics included:
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
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 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 !
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
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
… 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.
* 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!
$ 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: