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.
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.
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.
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
Titling Standard – COUNTRY CODE LK-012, Project Location – Unanvitiya, YY 2018 July Monthly Update
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COUNTRY: SRI LANKA TCD CODE/LOCATION: LK-12/Unanvitiya _
YOUR NAME: C.B.L. DATE: July 2018
SIMPLE UPDATE & PHOTO: Please share a simple story about what is happening in the village or about a person living there. Even if you feel there is no new activity, please describe any on-going activity or future plans.Include a photo and be sure to describe who/what is in the photo.
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STORY: (1-3 paragraphs are adequate.)
AMMODI’S PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
My name is Ammodi I am 12 years old. My school is Unanvitiya, I am in grade 7. My parents work on paddy fields. They are paid daily for the work they do. When there is no work on paddy fields they work part time on tea and rubber estates as labors.
They come home with soiled cloths dobbed with mud as they work in the fields; they are so tired that they have to rest for a few hours before they take a wash. I have to prepare the tea and night meal. I feel so sorry to know they get so tired to give me a good education so that I will not do the same job that they do, that’s what they tell me.
This made me think of my future plans. I have decided to be a teacher. As teachers get a lot of holidays they are always dressed up and enjoy their work with the children. They are respected my children and parents.
I was told that dreams come true, for me plans also definitely work if you apply yourself. Thank you GHNI for being a part of my plan, opening up a tutoring centre in our village. I can now make my plans come true.
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Several times in our Kīlauea Volcano DR-Disaster Response training and serving in Hawaii, it was said, “just show up” or “Show up. Bryan showed up. We, the DR team of 10 showed up … and guess what, good happens. It was gently convicting … I need to “show up” more, be all there, in ever-widening experiences I’m(Daniel) led into !
Bryan (and team) did an excellent job of serving, as we worked alongside the Army Corp of Engineers, building tiny-homes and landscaping for displaced residents. A local church asked us to serve at their fun-day for children and parents, getting them away from routines of living in tents and temporary shelters. For almost 5 hours straight, Bryan cooked and served hotdogs, brats and sides to hundreds of attendees. All of us shared in the load of setting-up and serving at this event. He and the team shined on each of these and other occasions, serving faithfully and wholeheartedly! It was great being and working with him, them !
Our key relationship/family remains there, working faithfully to help and mentor the Kīlauea Volcano displaced. Matt Purvis and his family run a coffee shop bakery in Pahoa, only minutes from volcano, and amidst much activity to help, from other NGO(s) and the local government. He’s a special and dear friend, with an immeasurable heart for the extremely wide variety of locals there, displaced or not. We could tell you more, as it’s actually a crazy place to live, work, and raise a family. Matt and his family are no-doubt “called” to be there.
Bryan’s full funding came in so quickly, in less than 3 weeks.
A huge “THANK YOU” to you who gave, either via the GFM site or GHNI !!!
Thank you for allowing us to “be” and serve in this and so many other endeavors!
You rock !!!
Bryan and Dad/Dan
I need your immediate financial help. Disaster Relief(DR), and DR Training are intricate in GHNI. Many of our current TCD model villages, were begun, springing from a DR situation in that given country.
Mike Parks(right in photo), is a great friend of mine and heads up the DR segment within GHNI. He is doing his next DR Training and Response in Hawaii, training and assisting via the Kilauea Volcano. It’s an excellent location to train and then follow-up immediately in assisting local pockets of current need.
Bryan, my son, has wanted to be with me on one of my trips, for years now. He has volunteered for this trip, and is already fully funded via a GoFundMe site. I am excited to be with him, as a son-dad duo, on this DR venture!
Funding will also help provide for next trips to Serbia and Armenia. We will follow-up with post-trip news after we’re back. Deep thanks to you who support this and so many other endeavors you/we partake of around the globe. Grateful … Daniel
GHNI is always seeking out the best relationships and villages in which to vest. May, offered me the privilege to go with Sushil Marandi, to assess and meet his team, as they plan to move into the area and develop TCD. Four hours south of Kolkota, this team of three men of integrity, were all raised in the same orphanage in West Bengal. They have huge hearts to live in this new village and together, bring this community into it’s full potential of self-sustainability. This could easily become “THE” Model TCD village, offering to mentor itself out to neighboring villages.
Thank you … YOU … for being such an integral part of this endeavor. If you would like to financially support this specific new TCD village, or Daniel, in his focus helping there, please do not hesitate to contact us.