we are not seeking intrusiveness, only a reminder for those busy in this season, who may have forgotten or misplaced some of our previous relatings.
We are expanding our focus broadly and deeply in 2020, as outlined in our November/December BLOG updates!
These expansions(below) are, in addition to work we already do in multiple countries over the past 9 years:
education coordination in Iraq/Kurdistan targeting mid-level and lower-level leaders
TCD – Transformational Community Development in the Middle East and Serbia(Balkans)
ELD – Entrepreneurial Leadership Development in the context of TCD in all countries we work in … and focused on Yazidi and Kurds and Serbs
education translations, focused on expanding in the Middle East, specifically among the Kurds and Yazidi
Kurds and Yazidi better enabled to expand the Development/TCD in countries near/in Kurdistan
Relief and Development work among refugees in Kurdistan/Iraq
EOY – End Of Year donations so far, have us wondering if maybe we’ve not communicated well. If you have not yet considered your EOY giving focus, please consider how you might enjoy vesting in those we serve, especially as we all join together in furthering Development and Self-sustainment !
These financial needs are:
$ 15,000 annually for 4x trips per year … usually 6-8 country locations, villages, refugee areas, etc.
$ 1,400 monthly personal … due to donations attrition and cost of living increases
$ 60,000 annually to specific projects, especially in Kurdistan/Iraq and the Middle East, where so much is suffering is present, and TCD Development expansion is so needful
Feel free to contact us for any clarifications and levels of current needs met.
Giving links are below.
Grateful for you … grateful for all your considerations!
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
It’s alway encouraging to receive “hot-off-the-press” reports from our field staff. Following is one from Bangladesh, with limited(grammar imperfect) editing …
For your Kind information … here is flood response report.
Flood Project Report
Total Families Helped: 100
(Location: Gaibandha: 50, Sathkhira : 50)
By good grace we were able to distribute your kind GHNI gift and your support to flood effective peoples. Though there was big challenge to meet demand of effective community like: we are giving 100 families where more than 500 candidates received assistance. Our team really worked hard to do this hard implementation. They identify most significant candidates and give slip to collect goods from nearby safe place. Grateful we were able to help 100 families and giving 300 individuals flood informations.
This works opened door to help more later. Every place I clearly explain that this gift coming from our friends GHNI who love them and that love send this help.
I thankful in Gaibandha there is no long term helping and to start follow-up and assistance/TCD,
Thank you so much GHNI. I also thanks our volunteers that they combined with this program and get vision to help other.
I am attaching some picture and some story before and after distribution.
As I find out those families lost their crops so when water will come down they start cultivation again and they need future seed, fertilizer and awareness program.
Please stay touch as we want to help them with other needs.
I believe this project made a big impact locally because with us local nationlal peoples also join and help distribution and they proclaim GHNI peoples really love others.
Earthquake disaster relief continues via GHNI …
Short Term Team – STT/GHNI was on the ground last week in Nepal, as they helped in relieving “some” of the devastation encountered by villagers and in Kathmandu.
Amazing hospitality never ceases to amaze our team, as even now living in temporary shelters made of sticks, roof tins, tarps, etc., the locals in one tiny village we helped, insisted on feeding us the best of their best. “Humbled”, is a word that couldn’t come close to how we felt. These people are amazing in how they are committed to re-establishing life, regardless of resources. We were there simply to provide such.
Provisions of roofing tin(s), tarps, rice and other food essentials were distributed by our team in both remote village locations, as well as in Kathmandu.
Purchasing and utilizing “local resources” is a foundational GHNI concept. GHNI desires, as much as possible, to support and enhance the local economies, purchasing from these sources when possible, even in disaster relief times such as this.
Beauty of life, new and not so, continues to rise from the rubble of these types of disasters … giving us all a glimpse of the “potential” goodness of life and the extraordinary hope intrinsic in some.
“Just” another e-mail from our Nepal(Kiran Karki) national director to Sushi(S. Asia director) …
We had been in Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment. Nallu is a remote
village of Lalitpur district. It is about 35 kilometer from Kathmandu to the
east. Nallu populated with poor typical Tamang people. Nallu is one of the
highly affected VDC by the earthquake. It not only shaked the houses but
shaked the heart of the people and took them to the zero. Their main earning
source is labor. We will distribute them food items for relief now but we
are trying to focus TCD in that village in the days to come.
Also there is a humble request to provide tin for 9 Chepang poor families
from Raksirang Makawanpur. We are going to distribute them in this week.
At least once per week, these come across my desk.
Thanks for being so integral in all we are and do in Nepal disaster relief work there!