Titling Standard – IN 002 Dhokerjhara 1702 Monthly Update
Country: India TCD Location: Dhokerjhara
Your name: Manu Kisku Date – 29 March 2017
This month we are excited seeing fruit of our labour. Two months back, me and some villagers had planted wheat paddy, now it’s grown big and ready to become a model of the second cropping. Because of the less water, people didn’t want to risk their capital on second cropping, but we successfully showed them that; from the nearby seasonal river, we can get enough water to cultivate our farms. We blocked the river with mud and stones and made a small dam. Water on this dam is sufficient enough to fulfill the need of our farms. We are hoping that next time more other villagers will get involve with us for the second cropping. It’s very hard to convince people for something which they are not used to. Making them do second cropping has always been a great challenge for us.
Titling Standard –IN 006 Hooghly 1701 Monthly Update
Country: INDIA TCD Location: Hooghly
Your name: Bapi Banerjee Date –05 February 2017
We have started new group in a place called ‘camp’. There mostly people are migrated from Bangladesh. I have given them the lesson on relief and development with the story of river crossing. They are very enthusiastic to learn themselves and agreed to teach others as well. The people in the camp are living in very congested area, many houses has even no drain to pass the wastage water of their house. There is no drainage facility available. People are suffering from diseases. So I have decided to do the TCD lessons with them to have development in their community.
Computer center is also going on well. The kids are now learning school course. We have kids from different classes such as grade 3rd to university level. Such as one young girl name Priyanka H., she is very interested in learning computer, though I wrote about her before. Her father is a carpenter and mother is a maid servant. Priyanka is learning computer since one year with our center. She did very well in her computer subject in the school.
These are but a few of the reports I have received monthly from our TCD ventures in India. Thanks to you, we are able to move forward in many other villages and in many other venues of TCD! Thank you!!! Daniel
12 Year Old Boy Is Back In School – Bangladesh
I’m Back To School
S. a 12 year boy work full time to contribute to family income. Last year he used to go to school along with his other friends from his community. His elder brother works in Dhaka city and earns little and could not help the family. Last year his father passed away after severe cardiac arrest. Mother become helpless and the boy had to leave school. Entire life mother was housewife and never worked to earn.
Now she work as farmer in other farmers land to run the family. S. was working as silversmith and earn to help mother. Every day he work over 9 hour making ornament. S. was never happy leaving school. S. join TCD children group in January 2017. He loves this group because for him this is class. He loves learning. Our facilitator has taken initiative to talk to the mother and assess the situation. TCD-worker L. talk to the mother and made her understand that it is important for S. to go to school. Mother agreed half day school and half day work.
TCD is working with the mother how to help her to increase income and develop her capacity. S. is extremely happy to be back to school.
other happenings in the same village …
Progress Report – February ’17
Changing village in to a Model Village is taking place in V.(village). Now they have 7 women group and over 140 members are regularly meeting. Following activities are happening on a regular basis:
- Saving collection
- Small loan for small income generating work
- Homestead gardening
- Cleaning village
- Using unused land
- Sending children school
- Improving health through knowledge sharing
They also have 2 children group. They are learning contextual health issues. They are keeping home and its errands clean. Practicing hygiene lessons. There are also 2 youth group within the same village. Youth are helping community people and assisting poor farmer who needed help in farming. This village looks like one family.
Need your help so that village could be win physically and mentally and emotionally and in all relationships.
Thanks for your continued help in villages similar to this across S. Asia with GHNI … as you have viewed this “limited edit” report – Daniel
STT = Short Term Team(s)
Short Term Teams are critical to our work in GHNI. Premised on the reality that a persons’ “presence” is powerful; the larger reality is that those who go are measurably transformed, and will have a better heart and head for those in need, experiencing a reality impossible for those who do not go.
Hawaii is a very long way from Nepal. Yet, this Short Term Team was extremely instrumental in moving TCD-Transformational Community Development further along in the villages they served in.
Speaking “cross-culturally” of STT(s), there really is no such thing as a giver or receiver. Both the Hawaii Team AND the Nepal village nationals are giving and receiving of each other, as they relate and learn from each other. As a USA citizen, I can personally vouch for the breadth and depth of what I have personally “received” in working overseas. Nationals are vast in their willingness to “give”, even in those times I am there to serve them. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been GIVEN TO, as nationals in Romania, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and other locales have given me their last chicken, simply because I was the honored guest. It’s a radically humbling experience! And yet we do serve, sometimes in ways we least know.
So come join us to “serve” in GHNI. And I promise you, you will never ever be the same.
A huge “Thank You” to the Hawaii Team. And as my once 4-year old child would say … an even “huger” “Thank You” to the Nepalese nationals who allowed this Hawaii Team the experience and memory of a life-time! Serving has been a true pleasure.
Daniel – S. Asia Lead Assist
Lots of “News” and “Features” have come your way over the past few years.
This EOY ’16, we’d like to bring it home a bit and give you a view not only of our GHNI wrap-up ’16 … but also the Emig family behind the scenes, allowing a lot of this to happen. So here goes our 1st try at this:
End-Of-Year 2016 …
2016 into 2017? Are we “drifting” into another year? Hardly! Each year is unique, better, special … to be savored. How?
You, our dear friend on this endless journey together …
It begins and never ends … with the heart! Regardless of exciting things brought our way in adventure and new establishments in TCD, if our heart is not growing and expanding in infinite love, we have little to nothing to talk about. This is crucial! Our hearts are expanding. Our hearts ache for the whole, the true and the good for those we help in Eastern Europe and C./S. Asia. We greatly desire our hearts expanding into your lives also, knowing as we draw close to you, mutual encouragement will expand to our other personal relationships locally and around the world.
Bangladesh: TCD-Transformational Community Development in Bangladesh is allowing wholistic growth among many children, youth, and their parents. N. Bangladesh is especially seeing healthy progress in the villages they labor in. Our TCD team is passionate in their faith in their communities, as they focus on children’s K-8 educational and vocational needs leading to self-sustainable lifestyles!
Armenia: Our “House of Esther” refugee center in Spitak, Armenia is taking shape and adding refugees as funding and accommodations allow. My work there this summer helped me understand the unique needs of war-torn lives, as most are from Syria. Open doors are there to see lives transformed in love and provision that leads to self-sustainability. TCD agriculture and a possibility of a fish-farm reproductive system will help to move this center forward into self-sustainability and wholeness.
Serbia: Snezana and her local community and longing to help impoverished Roma communities has won our hearts. Financially, her TCD budget has struggled in ‘16. Regardless, she is faithful to work with and win the hearts of those she loves and relates to in the gypsy villages of South Serbia. The monthly reports I receive and edit in route to the GHNI office are nothing short of spectacular, as she and her team co-labor in those villages, expanding their ability to become self-sustaining. Đorgovska Mahala village in one year, is not the same!
Nepal: Earthquake of ’15 in Nepal was devastating on a multitude of levels. Our GHNI National Director, Kiran and his team have in ’16 been able to focus in villages most willing to embrace TCD as their means of recovery, becoming self-sustainable. Having started several organizations and orphanages, and worked for “non-self-sustaining” NGO(s), Kiran is skilled, experienced, and impassioned to carry through in TCD principles he knows will bring the very best to these chosen villages. ’17 brings a team from the USA to help in training key nationals who will in turn be equipped to carry through TCD mentoring to yet other nationals.
As you know, GHNI works in many regions of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and now Eastern Europe. My work-focus in S. Asia and now in E. Europe and C. Asia is stretching and getting much more involved. We are grateful for your supporting us as a GHNI team and as the Emig family!
There are so very many opportunities. Funding is always a limiting factor in opportunity choices. We need funding both on a GHNI projects level, as well as our personal sustenance level, that we can continue furthering TCD. As your heart leads, please consider supporting our projects and family. I could easily focus another $60K annually on new and existing villages in the geographic(s) I alone work in(“projects”). Our “personal” family budget remains short and in need. $1,500 in monthly increases is our current need. Will you please consider these and consider monthly gifts of $50-$250-other? Always, if you have questions or concerns, I am happy to communicate with you. Gifts are sent to: WEB/Internet giving at: http://www.ghni.org/us/about/staff/daniel-emig or mail-in to:
Global Hope Network International 934 N. Magnolia Ave. Suite 310 Orlando, FL 32803-3840 Noting: “Preferred for Emig family” Thanks!
Nora, Jonathan, Bryan and Eliana are doing so very well! Nora’s new position at Dillard’s has provided income, as well as an excellent team she works with. Stamina and discernment are her needs, that she would be able to handle home and work responsibilities as I travel frequently. I am honored to have her as my life-mate and mother to our children!
Jonathan is a sophomore at CSU, and is progressing well in engineering(electronics/software focus)! His accomplishments and energies as he excels in academics and his entrepreneurial dreams, now having his own LLC in web development, are fun to watch. We are honored to have him as our son!
Bryan is a junior in high school and working hard to finish early so he can focus well on a truly professional aim at snowboarding. His soccer season was again excellent, as he personally scored numerous goals and his team went again to playoffs. He excels in many areas of life. We are honored to have him as our son!
Eliana is in her 1st year of high school and “for her” enjoying it! We’ll not over-extrapolate here, just in saying she is entering new and exciting territories of “enjoyment” of school. 🙂 She is ever-increasing her love of horses and recently hit the 2’3” mark on her English-style jumping. We are honored to have her as our daughter!
Thank you for your love for us, and for undergirding all we are and do! It has with you, been a truly remarkable and great year in 2016!
Immeasurable grace and love will assuredly abound in 2017! Joyful Christmas and a truly prosperous New Year in 2017 to you!
Dan & Nora Jonathan & Bryan & Eliana