ZOOM into Turkey-Syria quake … You Are Welcomed!

Wednesday(22nd), 11 am (EST), (9 am/MTN) 8 am (Calif), and 5 pm (Geneva). You will need to register beforehand. Click on the picture above, or use this link – https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuiqrjwuHtJhSA0Q9k0FnUYW9-xyPbGZ

Jeff’s latest … and ZOOM registration for live ZOOM event tomorrow/Wednesday/22nd
About 1 hour ago (sent Monday, Jeff’s time), another earthquake struck the historic city of Antioch.
ANTAKYA, Turkey (Reuters) -A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Turkey-Syria border region late on Monday, setting off panic and damaging buildings in Turkey’s Antakya city two weeks after the country’s worst earthquake in modern history left tens of thousands dead.
Two Reuters witnesses reported a strong quake and further damage to buildings in central Antakya, where it was centered. It was also felt in Egypt and Lebanon, Reuters reporters said.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the tremor struck at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). Other witnesses said Turkish rescue teams were running around after the latest quake, checking people were unharmed.
Muna Al Omar, a resident, said she was in a tent in a park in central Antakya when the earthquake hit. “I thought the earth was going to split open under my feet,” she said, crying as she held her 7-year-old son in her arms. “Is there going to be another aftershock?” she asked.
The two larger earthquakes that hit on Feb. 6, which also rocked neighboring Syria, left more than a million homeless and killed far more than the latest official tally of 46,000 people in both countries.
Our soup kitchens are up and running 
We are scheduled to be in Antioch/Antakya on Wednesday. With the new earthquake, it makes everything much more real. It is uncertain what new destruction awaits us. I will be in the earthquake region with a team of nine Turks & Americans. We will be looking for the Hidden & the Hurting and places to serve, not just this week but for the months to come. We are looking to increase the effectiveness and impact of the aid you have provided.
As I said last week, we will be giving a live report from the devastated region on Wednesday, 11 am (EST), 8 am (Calif), 5 pm (Geneva). You will need to register beforehand. Click on the picture above, or use this link – https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuiqrjwuHtJhSA0Q9k0FnUYW9-xyPbGZ
Since I will have little ability to communicated and limited electricity, I will not be able to help if you have any connection issues. If you need help, please contact my buddy Lee – lee.westphal@ghni.org
Thank you for your concern and prayers for the people of Turkey & Syria.
God bless,jjl
Daniel Emig – GHNI – approves this urgent update and messaging …

Turkey and Syria In Unfathomable Disasters … And Need All Help … !

Turkey and Syria are very much in the news and in urgent need of every help available. This particular write-up is from a release from GHNI staff, Jeff and Beth Latsa, who currently lives in Turkey. Donation sites are listed within their update.

Currently, I am also working with another organization that is providing immediate relief that is more focused on Recovery Efforts, directly related to securing potential lives (time is about out) and bodies still under the collapsed buildings, in Syria, where almost no aid is being provided via NGO(s) and/or governments. Those efforts are via FrontierPartnersInternatinal and sent directly to WarmHeartMinistries in Lebanon, where teams are already on the ground and working in Syria. Funds for such efforts can be directed to:


Here’s back to Jeff and Beth …
A Semi-Truck Full Of FoodEstablishment of 5 Soup KitchensSending 40-Foot Containers with Doors and Windows to Set Up Bases of Operations I WANT TO HELP

As the human suffering is immeasurable, many times the response is measured by the number of water bottles, diapers, and body bags distributed. The official death toll has climbed to over 40,000, yet our friends on the ground tell us that the real number might be 5 to 10 times higher. The pain of a mother that has lost her entire family and future or the grief of a father holding the lifeless body of his baby is being felt across an area that stretches across 200 miles. This is similar to the distance from Cleveland to Columbus and then to Cincinnati; the earthquake destroyed most of the cities in between. The scope of the work is unfathomable.

As a response, we and several partners have established soup kitchens in five of the hardest-hit areas. Since many people’s homes have collapsed, all their plates and belongings are crushed, and they are unable to cook for themselves. We cook boiled eggs in the morning and simple meals like soup or pasta and we use vans to deliver the cooked meals to the survivors and their families.
As a sign of our long-term commitment, we have sent refurbished shipping containers similar to single wide mobile homes from Izmir, the city we live in, to be used as soup kitchens.
Next week, I will be headed to the earthquake-affected area. I am assembling a small team of highly trained professionals who can make a significant impact, lay a foundation of the future, and provide credibility for our work. This team includes two medical doctors, a person trained in search and rescue, our Disaster Relief Director, a friend who ran a soup kitchen for 5,000 people during the last earthquake, Basak (our Turkish National Leader)…and me.
Although not yet confirmed, I plan on having a live report from the earthquake area via ZOOM. Tentatively it is scheduled for 11:00am EST (8:00am PST; 5:00pm Europe) on Wed., 22 Feb., 2023. Once I get it set up, I will send you an invite. I’d love to have you join us, ask questions, and find out how you too can get involved and help. I WANT TO HELP

Thank you for your compassion for these families that have lost so much. God bless, jjl

PS – often the giving link doesn’t work when this e-mail is forwarded. You can give by clicking on this link: 


Pass this e-mail on to friends and family, or even your church.


Jeff & Beth Latsa
Istanbul. Turkey – GHNI

Daniel Emig – GHNI – supports and releases these communications …

No intrusiveness … only a reminder for those busy in this season EOY 2019 … of needs !

Dear one …

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!

Daniel and Nora

719.440.0796   Dan/m.


GHNI – Global Hope Network International

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Thank you !!!

Daniel & Nora
… Jonathan, Bryan & Eliana

Bryan Shows Up … !

Kīlauea Volcano …
Bryan shows up … !

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