Time For Re-Launch !!! Lebanon & Iraq in about 2 weeks !!!

It Is Time For Re-Launch !!! Lebanon & Iraq in about 2 weeks !!!    Emigs’ … update

Our relationships in Lebanon, have ask us for immediate medical, physical and financial assistance, after the horrific explosion that happened in the Beirut port.  If you haven’t seen the devastation from this, please view the link at the bottom of this update.
We were contacted by a medical foundation here in Colorado, that wants us to be a key transport and liaison for their medical team that they will form from a pool of highly qualified volunteers. We are much honored in their approaching and trusting us in this!  This meshes perfectly with our deep heart desire to be in Lebanon ASAP, to serve in this manner and in other needs they have.

With such a lull in our travels of late, and losing measurable amount of our financial base of support due to economic conditions related to Covid-19 … will you please consider a special gift for this trip and our continued need for raising our monthly base of support?  Thank you immensely !

Basic 2-country(we will also be in Iraq) travel, food, housing costs per trip:
$ 3,500

Pertaining to Lebanon AND Iraq/Kurdistan … medical, TCD, refugee assistance, urgent care needs, food distributions, secondary(regular) medical needs unrelated and/or related to Lebanon’s crisis, Entrepreneur Leadership Development moving forward …

$ 21,000 for Lebanon
$ 8,000 for Iraq/Kurdistan

Emig family’s “regular” support …
$ 1,400 monthly need increase due to losses in income from Covid-19 related issues

We understand these are large number for anyone’s budget, especially in these times.  Please realize a few things:
*   Mike Parks did his Pikes Peak Marathon last Sunday (26.2 miles) and raised $ 4K of this need via pledges.
*   Medical needs almost always run more expensive.
*   These are difficult times FOR US ALL … meaning, you, as well!  So we “get it”!  Some of these numbers are simply acts of faith we are stepping into, seeking to help those in greatest need.

Please always feel free to call me for current balances of need and gifts received to date, especially as we get close to our 15 September “planned”(flexible) hoped-for departure date.

Know how grateful we are for you considering and praying through all this !

Giving link is below.

Knowing this is already a long update, we’re trying to make the following “family” update succinct.

Jonathan graduated from CSU in May, and got his first “real” job in June, in the L.A. California area!  He’s loving it!  So grateful for his journey and perseverance!

Bryan wrapped up his time working in Breckenridge, CO as a pharmacy tech., and launched his next venture, landing back here in the Colorado Springs area, as he pursues his love of media, videography, and photography, laced into marketing.  We love his adventurous spirit and heart !

Eliana graduated from high school in May, and is now employed at Goodwill, as she pursues attending Pikes Peak Community College and other options.  She’s loving this Summer and plenty of time with friends, hanging-out!
Nora has passed all sections of her Praxis (qualifying test for teaching in Colorado), with the exception of her math portion.  She’s currently back in the saddle, teaching at the para-level, and will continue pursuing her qualifications to teach fully in Colorado.  We are so proud of her perseverance and love for these children she serves and seeks to continue serving. Do pray she passes, and quickly, as she wants to be a “regular” special ed teacher asap.  Thanks !  She had quite the green thumb this summer … 🙂
Our dear Teddy(dog-Westie) passed yesterday, from cancer.  Jonathan and I drove up past Denver some ten years ago, and surprised Nora with Teddy, in the midst of her thyroid cancer treatment at the time.  We, and especially Nora, will miss this little guy who made a huge impact in our lives with us.

A great visit from Nora’s brother and family to Colorado recently …

We are so grateful for you, your friendship, your affections for us and our lives moving forward!
Know of our affections for you as well !

Dan and Nora

GHNI – Global Hope Network International – giving link:


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

Explosion (Beirut, Lebanon) link:

Daniel & Nora
… Jonathan, Bryan & Eliana

Covid-19 and a bit of “domestic” conversation – Emigs – 30 May ’20

“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.””

Covid-19 issues are abating, and we’re all seeking a healthier new-normal ahead.
I’m finding myself seeking something new, something of a “reset”.

Ironically, Nora and I have found ourselves extremely busy, albeit, working from very local places, mainly home.  Yet, there have also been some needful rest-points, where there’s finally time to stop and contemplate.  Is THAT activity really a priority?  Is THAT relationship really healthy for me, in the everyone’s best interest?  How can some of these isolation times be a measured “reset” times as well?  When things pick back up in full blown external activities, will I(you) be able to enter it all a changed person, a better person?  I think “yes” to you and me in these things !

Happenings …

   Jonathan graduated from CSU with two degrees, physics and engineering.  He’s currently en route (via Arizona), to California, where he plans to be near his girlfriend, Emily, who just completed her first year in medical school.

 Eliana graduated from Lewis Palmer High School, and is planning to “remotely walk” in her graduation ceremony.  During Covid-19, she has worked hard at DoorDash and Qdoba.

Bryan, in the weeks of many experiencing layoffs, landed a full-time position as a pharmacy tech., in Breckenridge, CO.  He also continues his pursuits of media/video/photography business, as a priority.

 Nora, once again, shined, as she adapted to remote teaching, even with her special needs children.  Not easy.  Yet her gentle engaging warmth of personality still managed to capture her audience of students and teachers alike.

   Dan … ZOOM calls abundant(some 1-3 hours each), SKYPE calls a many, WhatsApp calls and texts aplenty, e-Mails a plethora, trainings, counseling, mentoring, planning, strategizing, … it’s really been a great time to get a lot of internal organization things accomplished, executed, and furthered.  I’m already sensing that re-launch post-Covid will be healthier and better than ever!  Our teams on the ground are hard-pressed, yet very encouraged !


As travel restriction free up … we’re jumping out there ASAP !  Contact us for details.  Yes, funding is always needed for these endeavors.  See link below.  Nuff said.  🙂

So grateful for you … your love for us … your heart to better understand and commit to our journey of life and serving, to date and ahead !!!  Simply, yet heartily said:

“You rock !!!”

Dan and Nora

GHNI – Global Hope Network International

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

Daniel & Nora
… Jonathan, Bryan & Eliana

You are essential!
Your relationship and your concern matter immeasurably, as you are in all we are and do.
You are thanked!

Help & Hope
for the
Hidden & Hurting

As GHNI Lead Assist in
C./S. Asia & C. Europe
I work to:
– be in & assess villages
– develop people & resources
– teach & further TCD
– mentor
– train leadership

TCD – Transformational Community Development

Bringing the “Whole” person to true life and living … as we also bring sustainability in:
– Water
– Food
– Health-Wellness
– Education
– Financial Capacity

Emig Family

Dan & Nora
Jonathan (22)
Bryan (20)
Eliana (18) 
GHNI donations address:

Global Hope Network International
934 N. Magnolia Avenue    STE 310
Orlando,  FL   32803-3840
(407) 207-3256‬


Thank you !!!
Daniel and Nora 

Iraq/Kurdistan & Lebanon follow-up … April ’20

Iraq/Kurdistan & Lebanon follow-up … April ’20

Refugee Kids - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq/Kurdistan
Refugee Kids – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp, Erbil Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp, Erbil Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp - Team Iraq/Kurdistan
Bardarash Refugee Camp, Erbil Iraq/Kurdistan

Thanks for your patience in this trip update.

Sulaymaniyah and Erbil area refugee camps continue to be highest on our priorities for relief and development.  All work is on-going, whether we are there or not.

Yazidi-tent-food distribution
Yazidi-tent-food distribution

Distributions of food and essentials happened in the Syrian refugee camps in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, as well as among the Yazidi in Iraq/Kurdistan.  We cannot say enough positives of our associates and leadership in each of these regions, as they do so much ground-work preparations for our time there, as well as post-trip development of TCD-Transformational Community Development.

Refugees-girls helping distribution
Refugees-girls helping distribution
Food-Distribution Beqaa Valley
Food-Distribution Beqaa Valley
J.-Van-Food Distribution-Beqaa
J.-Van-Food Distribution-Beqaa

Please pray our teams can get back into the camps, post-Covid-19, to continue all these important distributions, training, and mentoring work so essential to any long-term successes in these types of environments.

Mike and I are very much hoping to get back, as soon as the window opens again for travel to the region.  An important consideration is that we had planned to have an Entrepreneur Leadership Training team there in May.  Covid-19 has set many things back.  We press ahead.

Bardarash Refugee Camp Iraq/Kurdistan - Mike
Bardarash Refugee Camp Iraq/Kurdistan – Mike

Many-many ZOOM (and ZOOM-type) calls have happened in the past 6 weeks, and continues to be our mainstay for relating, communicating, trainings, and plannings.

Budgeting ZOOM call
Crisis Management Team Training - ZOOM 2-days
Crisis Management Team Training – ZOOM 2-days
Cross-Cultural Training-ZOOM-multi-day
Cross-Cultural Training-ZOOM-multi-day

Story …

Ilein receiving therapy after X-rays
Ilein receiving therapy after X-rays

(not her real name) had taken a tumble a few weeks before our arrival in Lebanon(Beqaa Valley).  While there, we were able to get her injured arm X-rayed, and she is now in therapy and progressing well.  Many variations of these types of stories happen on each trip, and we are grateful to be available to help those in our current journey.

Story … Kalar, Iraq/Kurdistan was not part of our original plans for this trip.  We got word that this was a special town, with special needs that we might possibly address.  One thing led to another, and we ended up meeting the wonderful mayor there, and discussing preliminary plans to bring in a medical team.  These kind of unplanned side-trips happen on each trip, allowing us the opportunity to move ahead in some form of assistance.  If you or others you know would like to be a part of a medical team going there, please contact me immediately.

Kalar, Iraq/Kurdistan mayor(lady in center) team
Kalar, Iraq/Kurdistan mayor(lady in center) team

Bardarash Refugee Camp, near Erbil, Iraq/Kurdistan, was a special focus on this trip, as it allowed us to assess and interview several in the camp, prepping our future times there for helping.


If your heart moves you, we are much intent on priming the pump financially for our next trip into the region.  Donations gifts can be made at the link below.  Grateful we are, for your considerations in this !!!


For other means to donate directly to a given project, please contact me.

Thanks immensely … !   Daniel