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

Team TCD Past
Team TCD Past


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 About … Kurdistan & Iraq Here … In Ari & Aram ! 8/’19

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 7/’19

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

SERBIA … our STT Trip Spring into Summer … June ’19

Friend …

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

Kurdistan-Iraq … Yazidis … ’19

Yazidis – warehouse – Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan-IRAQ
TCD Training Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19 Iraq
Soap-maker entrepreneur -Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
Ministry of Religious Affairs Erbil, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4’19
Mother & Child Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
girl & older woman … food to old woman Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
food distribution Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
food distribution 2 Yazidis – Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
Diesel Fuel – Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19
Daddy-daughter & family Yazidis Sulaymaniayah, Kurdistan-IRAQ 4-’19

… 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!


LEBANON & NORTHERN IRAQ … February – March 2019 to Kurds & Yazidis !

Young Mother and Child
Young Mother and Child
Child & Child Crossing Board
Child & Child Crossing Board

$ 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:

Boys In the Refugee Camp
Boys In the Refugee Camp
Women Sharing the Work
Women Sharing the Work


Team TCD Past
Team TCD Past                                                             Global Hope Network International is leading a short-term team  to go to Lebanon and Northern Iraq to bring help and hope to Syrian refugees and displaced Yazidi families.
Lebanon still struggles having almost 2 million Syrian refugees, within their borders, who fled the war in Syria to find refuge and safety.  Some left their homes as long as 8 years ago and remain refugees to this day as they try to make a daily living to provide and care for their families.
We will serve refugees living north of Beirut.  We will visit the GHNI clinic, meet with Syrian refugees, who live as best they can with multiple families in temporary housing and others living in trap houses and tent communities. 
Northern Iraq  Many Yazidi families still suffer from the affects of war with ISIS.  Many people remain displaced even though the ISIS caliphate has been defeated.  There is still a great amount of danger, preventing them from returning home because of ongoing conflictsbetween various militia and foreign military as well as much of the infrastructure and their homes are destroyed.
We will serve Yazidi families who had to flee when ISIS overran their communities.
With the Syrian and Yazidi families we will distribute food and other necessary items, have fun days with children and parents, teach lessons in Transformational Community Development, Leadership, Family Life, and overall encourage families living in uncertain hopelessness .
This trip is a wonderful opportunity to bring help and hope to people who have gone through tremendous suffering and loss.














TCD NOW !!! Join us in this only 2nd USA event … normally overseas only …

TCD this week!
This will be our 2nd Transformational Community Development (TCD) training in Monument Colorado, USA!
Register at the link here:…/events/168376

TCD training will teach you an effective, low cost, relational way of bringing transformation that teaches impoverished communities to become self-sustaining hope-filled lives. You’ll also experience “live SKYPE” sessions with nationals doing TCD! 
Please see the information below.
If you wish to sign-up go to registration link above.
If you have any questions please contact me
Michael Parks
407 230 6169
Daniel Emig – 719.440.0796
Quick drop-in visits(during lunch etc.) are always welcome, to get a taste of all we do in these countries.