28 January 2020 Bardarach, IRAQ/Kurdistan Bound …in February !

Friend …

1/12th of 2020 is about to be finished, and we’ve come out of the 2020 gate with a keen focus to make it a grand year of serving people and helping them out of all their forms of poverty!  We are so grateful in these doors opening for our work, and development (on multiple levels) !
  

2nd/12th of 2020 is aimed at equally keenly in and with your desired participation!  As indicated in all the ending updates of 2019, we are expanding on several foci, into the Middle East, with launches already having taken place into Kurdistan/IRAQ.  Plans now, are to leave for Sulaimaniyah (Kurdistan), around the 20th of February.  There, we plan to:

  • Distribute essentials to Kurd/Syrian/Assyrian refugees in the Bardarach(Barda rash)

  • Meet with key government diplomats in Erbil, at the Ministry of Religious Affairs to discuss our mutual vestments in protecting religious minorities in the region

  • Training continued further in TCD among Yazidi refugees and Kurdish leaders

  • Distribute essentials to Yazidi refugees around Sulaimaniyah

  • Plan with current key entrepreneurs and leaders to introduce ELD-Entrepreneur Leadership Development the middle of this year

  • Strategically plan our next trips there for 2020

  • Visits in as yet undisclosed areas and contacts for TCD expansion

  • Meet with key players who are in initial stages of starting a new  K-12 school

  • Lots of other venues and relationships always happen, simply because we “show up”

   

$ 20,000 has already been raised and committed for refugee relief and development, via several donors who are committed to the region and our specific foci of work there.  Grateful we are !

$ 3,500 is what it costs me to get over there, make a side trip to Lebanon, and have small funding for unforeseen people in need.  Will you please consider this need?  Thanks!

Funding link is listed below.  If you give, please drop me a note, for tracking and acknowledging your kindness.

Thanking you hugely already for your kindness in reading this and your listening heart!

Daniel

GHNI – Global Hope Network International
https://globalhopenetwork.networkforgood.com/projects/64497-daniel-emig

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

Thank you immensely !!!

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.

Nora

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.

Jonathan

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.

Bryan

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.  https://www.instagram.com/bryan_emig/?hl=en

Eliana

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 !!!

Needs:

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:

https://www.globalhopenetwork.org/about/staff/daniel-emig

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 … !

Daniel

GHNI – Global Hope Network International
https://globalhopenetwork.networkforgood.com/projects/64497-daniel-emig
 

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

Team TCD Past
Team TCD Past

Kurdistan/Iraq

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.  

Serbia
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.  🙂 

Rwanda

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 !

Financially
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
https://globalhopenetwork.networkforgood.com/projects/64497-daniel-emig

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 …

Daniel