9/19/2017 Prayer and Praise Intercession List

The Global Transformation Network

September 19, 2017

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Colossians 1:9

Prayer

  • For Marcelo and Silvia as they train CHE workers in micro-enterprise and disability.
  • For you our intercessors and those in need of prayer.
  • For our friends who have made the decision to go to hospice.
  • For other friends who have a cancer diagnoses, are making treatment decisions OR are experiencing difficult treatments.
  • For a greater global understanding of the types of disabilities.
  • For medical diagnoses and treatment for those in developing countries where resources are scarce.
  • That parents would not reprimand slow learning children thinking they aren’t working hard for misbehaving.
  • That hearing impairment and impaired sight would not be punished but instead parents would understand hearing and sight limitations.
  • That girls would be protected from abduction and early marriage which causes emotional scars and obstetrical fistulas.
  • That mothers, grandmothers and priests would stop the harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Give thanks for countries which have outlawed this practice and pray that all countries would outlaw it AND that populations would learn about the law and obey it.
  • That seizures would be recognized; that those with seizures would not be thought crazy, forced outside their village walls and stoned to death.
  • That menopausal women would not be considered crazy and sent away….sometimes for the rest of their lives.

Praise

  • For the countries which have outlawed FGM and pray that all countries would outlaw it AND that populations would learn about the law and obey it.
  • For the outpouring of help for all of those affected, around the world, by natural disasters.
  • For all of the people who have donated to The Global Transformation Network, helping to improve the lives of PLWD around the world.
  • For our growing network of intercessors and their heartfelt and heard prayers.

Please,

if you have any words or insights from Him, share them with us in the comment section below and we will be glad to add them to each days list.  If you prefer to submit your prayer or praise request anonymously, you may do so by sending them to Terry@gtninc.org

If you would like to join our group of Intercessors, please email Terry@gtininc.org.

Blessings to you,

The Global Transformation Network

 

9/18/2017 Prayer and Praise Intercessor List

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September 18, 2017

. . .4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people- 5the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel.

Colossians 1:4-5

Prayer

  • Lord, we ask you to direct hurricane Maria to prevent death and destruction…as you reduced it with Irma.
  • For the victims of the floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal that have killed 1,200 people and affected 16 million others.
  • For those affected by the 8.5 earthquake in Mexico.
  • For trained and experienced CHE (community health evangelism) workers in these devastated areas…for opportunities to share the living God with those devastated and without hope; to employee CHE principles with others’ they have trained; in order to increase experience and commitment to these CHE principles. (Some of these principles are:  That relief would become development, Development, not relief except briefly in emergencies and devastating situation, Prevention instead of cure, Multiplication…i.e. using local materials and labor so others’ can do the same, Sustainability…i.e. because of a well trained foundation of volunteers
  • For the protection those vulnerable persons: those living with disability, the elderly and small children; those needing justice and those being trafficked during a time where these people are especially vulnerable and predators find a safe time to do their evil.
  • For those living in the hinterlands of developing countries…that they will receive immunizations which prevent disabilities like polio.
  • For two dear friends entering hospice this week. . . for emotional and physical comfort; their sense of the Lord’s Presence and a deep relationship with Him as they feel HIS loving embrace.

Praise

  • For low death rates in FL and TX.
  • For the community working on clean up.
  • FEMA and other state and federal workers.
  • For the first responders’ dedication and character to step in and up.
  • For Your Spirit to prevail developing gifts and opportunities for us to become more like You, Jesus: your character, cooperation, kindness and love for all; building community and fellowship.

Please,

if you have any words or insights from Him, share them with us in the comment section below and we will be glad to add them to each days list.  If you prefer to submit your prayer or praise request anonymously, you may do so by sending them to Terry@gtninc.org

If you would like to join our group of Intercessors, please email Terry@gtininc.org.

Blessings to you,

The Global Transformation Network

9/13/2017 Prayer and Praise Intercession List

The Global Transformation Network

September 13, 2017

We wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Titus 2:13-14

Prayer

  • Prayers of gratitude and acknowledgement of FEMA, volunteers, the teamwork of state and federal governments and community neighbors…for the spirit of cooperation, kindness, and generosity.
  • For those who have lost loved ones and property.  Let everyone find You during this time of loss.  Lord, give them hope, give them Yourself.  PLEASE.
  • For the low death toll.  12,000 died in Galveston in the early 1900s.
  • For the wisdom of many during 911 especially with Flight 93 in PA.  Thank you for all the words spoken in remembrance especially from Trump and Pence.
  • Thank you for the continuing stories of heroism that are shared each year.  Lord, empower our Homeland Security to be vigilant and wise…that EVERY evil thought and action be foiled.
  • For the character of first responders.  May the Lord give them salvation and great rewards here and there.

Praise

  • Acknowledge and praise the power of our Lord.  Irma was moved 20 miles east.  Much was saved from storming through a less dense population…including $150 B.
  • For the wisdom of many during 911 especially with Flight 93 in PA.  Thank you for all the words spoken in remembrance especially from Trump and Pence.  Thank you for the continuing stories of heroism that are shared each year.  Lord, empower our Homeland Security to be vigilant and wise…that EVERY evil thought and action be foiled.  I’m proud to be an American.
  • For the character of first responders.  May the Lord give them salvation and great rewards here and there.

Please,

if you have any words or insights from Him, share them with us in the comment section below and we will be glad to add them to each days list.  If you prefer to submit your prayer or praise request anonymously, you may do so by sending them to Terry@gtninc.org

If you would like to join our group of Intercessors, please email Terry@gtininc.org.

Blessings to you,

The Global Transformation Network

 

Happy Ethiopian New Year!

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New Year’s Day in Etiopia

GTNThe Ethiopian calendar (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር?; yä’Ityoṗṗya zämän aḳoṭaṭär) is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and also serves as the liturgical year for Christians in Eritrea and Ethiopia belonging to the Orthodox Tewahedo Churches, Eastern Catholic Churches and Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. It is a solar calendar which in turn derives from the Egyptian Calendar, but like the Julian Calendar, it adds a leap day every four years without exception, and begins the year on August 29th or August 30th in the Julian Calendar. A gap of 7–8 years between the Ethiopian and Gregorian Calendars results from an alternate calculation in determining the date of the Annunciation.

Like the Coptic calendar, the Ethiopic calendar has 12 months of 30 days plus 5 or 6 epagomenal days, which comprise a thirteenth month. The Ethiopian months begin on the same days as those of the Coptic calendar, but their names are in Ge’ez. The 6th epagomenal day is added every 4 years, without exception, on August 29 of the Julian calendar, 6 months before the corresponding Julian leap day. Thus the first day of the Ethiopian year, 1 Mäskäräm, for years between 1900 and 2099 (inclusive), is usually September 11 (Gregorian). It, however, falls on September 12 in years before the Gregorian leap year.

Enkutatash is the word for the Ethiopian New Year in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, while it is called Ri’se Awde Amet (“Head Anniversary”) in Ge’ez, the term preferred by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It occurs on September 11th in the Gregorian Calendar; except for the year following a leap year, when it occurs on September 12th. The Ethiopian Calendar Year 1998 Amätä Məhrät (“Year of Mercy”) began on the Gregorian Calendar Year on September 11th, 2005. However, the Ethiopian Years 1992 and 1996 began on the Gregorian Dates of ‘September 12th 1999’ and ‘2003’ respectively.

This date correspondence applies for the Gregorian years 1900 to 2099. The Ethiopian leap year is every four without exception, while Gregorian centurial years are only leap years when exactly divisible by 400; thus a set of corresponding dates will most often apply for a single century. As the Gregorian year 2000 is a leap year, the current correspondence lasts two centuries instead.

Leap year cycle

The 4 year leap-year cycle is associated with the four Evangelists: the first year after an Ethiopian leap year is named the John-year, followed by the Matthew-year, and then the Mark-year. The year with the 6th epagomenal day is traditionally designated as the Luke-year.

There are no exceptions to the 4 year leap-year cycle, like the Julian calendar but unlike the Gregorian calendar.

 

Months

Ge’ez, Amharic, and Tigrinya
(with Amharic suffixes in parentheses)
Coptic Julian
(Old Calendar)
Start Date
Gregorian
Start Date
[From March 1900 to February 2100]
Gregorian Start Date
in Year after Ethiopian Leap Day
Mäskäräm (መስከረም) Tut (Thout) August 29 September 11 September 12
Ṭəqəmt(i) (ጥቅምት) Babah (Paopi) September 28 October 11 October 12
Ḫədar (ኅዳር) Hatur (Hathor) October 28 November 10 November 11
Taḫśaś ( ታኅሣሥ) Kiyahk (Koiak) November 27 December 10 December 11
Ṭərr(i) (ጥር) Tubah (Tobi) December 27 January 9 January 10
Yäkatit (Tn. Läkatit) (የካቲት) Amshir (Meshir) January 26 February 8 February 9
Mägabit (መጋቢት) Baramhat (Paremhat) February 25 March 10 March 10
Miyazya (ሚያዝያ) Baramundah (Parmouti) March 27 April 9 April 9
Gənbo (t) (ግንቦት) Bashans (Pashons) April 26 May 9 May 9
Säne (ሰኔ) Ba’unah (Paoni) May 26 June 8 June 8
Ḥamle (ሐምሌ) Abib (Epip) June 25 July 8 July 8
Nähase (ነሐሴ) Misra (Mesori) July 25 August 7 August 7
Ṗagʷəmen/Ṗagume (ጳጐሜን/ጳጉሜ) Nasi (Pi Kogi Enavot) August 24 September 6 September 6

9/9/2017 Prayer and Praise Intercession List

The Global Transformation Network

September 9, 2017

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.  Ps 32.7

Prayer

  • For Marcelo and a GTN trained couple in Cuba , Lord we ask that you protect them.
  • For the cabinet at Camp David, pray for wise, discerning, Godly decisions, community and appreciation for each other.
  • That we would see others’ through the eyes of Jesus.
  • For all PLWD, that they find the acceptance among other, that they deserve.
  • That all of those suffering with the disease of addiction and their families, that they turn to You to find a pathway to peace and serenity.
  • For those suffering from Lyme Disease.
  • That those who are seeking a healthy way of living can find it.
  • For those evacuating the on coming hurricane and those in its path.
  • For the men, women, and children that are affected by human trafficking.

Praise

  • For President Trump’s contribution to Samaritan’s Purse and other organization providing relief during Harvey and Irma.
  • For the survival of our friend and co-worker in Community Health Evangelism, Jody, in NW Mexico where the earthquake has taken place.  Jody is a pediatrician and missionary with Mission to the Word; a passionate member of Global CHE Network, children’s CHE founder and trainer around the world.
  • For all of those risking their lives to care for and attend to others in the midst and the aftermath of the recent hurricanes.

Please,

if you have any words or insights from Him, share them with us in the comment section below and we will be glad to add them to each days list.  If you prefer to submit your prayer or praise request anonymously, you may do so by sending them to Terry@gtninc.org

If you would like to join our group of Intercessors, please email Terry@gtininc.org.

Blessings to you,

The Global Transformation Network

 

9/8/2017 Prayer and Praise Intercession List

The Global Transformation Network

September 8, 2017

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.  Ps 32.7

Prayer

  • For Betty and Bill, who celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary.
  • For all of those and the missionaries that we support and care so deeply about that were forced to evacuate their FL home.
  • For Flora and Hiran, our disability advocates in the Dominican Republic, that are also impacted by Irma.
  • For the success of the movie, Inside Story…as the most watched movie in Africa and for its continuing educational value for HIV/AIDES.
  • For the funding that Hizkias needs to continue his Master’s in Social Work in January 2018.
  • For Kamiya’s baby due 9.30.
  • For the men of the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, Maryland and for the success of their new program for women.
  • That the Lord will lay on the hearts the Argoba people group in north east Ethiopia…they are unreached.
  • For the 3rd Navigator Neighbors workshop in October.

Praise

  • For the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs have started for the fall,
  • for all teachers and volunteer teachers.
  • For our international friends to come.
  • For your Word to be heard.
  • That we live in a country where we can have ESL and share the gospel.

Please,

if you have any words or insights from Him, share them with us in the comment section below and we will be glad to add them to each days list.  If you prefer to submit your prayer or praise request anonymously, you may do so by sending them to Terry@gtninc.org

If you would like to join our group of Intercessors, please email Terry@gtininc.org.

Blessings to you,

The Global Transformation Network

 

9/7/2017 – Prayer and Praise Intercession List

The Global Transformation Network

September 7. 2017

Thank You, God, that the effect of righteousness is internal and external peace in my life.”  Isaiah 32:17

Prayer

  • For a hedge of protection around our families and friends, and all of those in the path or Hurricane Irma.
  • For a speedy recovery and rebuilding process for all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • For Jean, who speaks at a Women’s Conference about her missionary experience, that her message be heard.
  • For those helping and all of those affected by the recent mudslide in Sierra Leone, especially Kim, and the staff of Women of Hope.

Praise

  • For the books Hesperian has produced, especially Disabled Village Children and Women with Disability, which have been so instrumental in the work that GTN has done in the field.
  • For all of the organizations that led the way and that GTN has followed over 17 years.
  • For Cure Hospitals and their amazing surgeries on children with cleft palette and club feet.
  • That Ethiopia has outlawed female genital mutilation (FGM).  It is exciting to hear that young women
  • That Nepal has recently passed a law the forbids girls and family to sequester women in huts during
  • That Ethiopia now requires each classroom to register 5 students living with disability.

Please,

if you have any words or insights from Him, share them with us in the comment section below and we will be glad to add them to each days list.  If you prefer to submit your prayer or praise request anonymously, you may do so by sending them to Terry@gtninc.org

If you would like to join our group of Intercessors, please email Terry@gtininc.org.

Blessings to you,

The Global Transformation Network

 

Hesperian books; Your suitcase isn’t ready til you’ve packed these

The influence of policies created by the United States and Canada is strongly felt in Honduras, magnifying poverty, inequality, insecurity, and violence in the country. In response to this interference, organizations from the US and Canada have formed the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN) to support Honduran activists and community leaders in their commitment to further social justice.

One way they do this is by partnering with local organizations in Honduras. Karen Spring, the HSN Program Coordinator, organizes educational delegations to Honduras to accompany and assist communities in this struggle. On a delegation earlier this year, participants traveled with copies of Donde no hay doctor and Donde no hay doctor para mujeres to bring to grassroots organizations throughout the country. The delegates’ impact was even greater because they were able to leave these important health resources behind after their trip.

One group, the Siria Valle Environmental Committee, works with people sickened by open pit gold mining, pervasive in the region and backed by US and Canadian interests. Committee member Olga Velasquez is a self-taught promotora who talks to her neighbors about health concerns, accompanies them on the hour-long bus ride to the hospital, and makes sure they are following through on treatment plans. When people come to see Olga, she consults Hesperian books, and always takes them with her on health visits.

Karen also delivered books to COPINH — the Civic Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations. COPINH was founded by the late Berta Cáceres, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, who was murdered for protecting her land from corporate mining interests. Members of the organization use Donde no hay doctor and Donde no hay doctor para mujeres in promotora trainings with Lenca indigenous women, and distribute photocopies to the participants.

OFRANEH, a Black Fraternal Organization, also received copies of the books. The Garifuna (afro-Honduran) people they work with live over two hours from the nearest hospital, and struggle with high rates of malaria, dengue fever, diabetes and hypertension. In this remote part of the country, Donde no hay doctor and Donde no hay doctor para mujeres are truly lifesaving resources.

The next time you travel, bring Hesperian books with you to have a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Learn more about ways to share these resources on your travels with our free travel handout, available along with our new Traveler’s Set, in English and Spanish.

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Tshai means sun

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“Tshai.” It means sun in the Amharic language. I loved the sound of that word and used that word often.

When David and I first went to Ethiopia, we took the bus to Dilla.  Dilla was the town to which we had been assigned.  We stayed in a motel of sorts and bathed in soda water since the river water had schistosomiasis.  We would return to the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, to buy the things we needed. It was on one of these trips that God saw fit to introduce David and I to Tshai.

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David and Tshai

After getting the only double bed at the US Embassy warehouse in Addis Ababa,  purchasing an apartment size gas stove and a couple of other things, we met Tshai for the first time. Her mother was a Peace Corps House dog and when we arrived she had a litter of pups.  David and I could not resist and agreed to take one with us.  We decided to name our new dog, Tshai.

We hired a lorry for the return trip.  And, with all of our things loaded on top, we piled on top of the lorry as well; Me, David, and Tshai, for the 8-hour ride down the dirt road to Dilla.

Tshai liked to be on our bed, but with fleas, soldier ants and such, I didn’t want her on our bed. We agreed to keep her off our bed, at least by-word agreement. But, when David kept allowing Tshai on the bed, I knew that parenting together was going to be disastrous.

After some time in Dilla, Tshai moved with us to our new station in Jimma.  She made the trip by bus, some 20 hours back through the capitol. It was there that Tshai found a new way to control us. The door handles were the lever type. She would stand on her hind legs, paws on the levers, press down, push or pull the door, and then inch herself around to the other room.  There was one long hallway through our block house from the front door to the back door.  One day that I will never forget is Tshai’s surprise when we returned home to discovered a calf and lamb moseying through our house.

There was a constant threat of rabies. All around us. Rats ran across the open rafters of our home in Dilla.  The coffee trees in the back yard of our Jimma home was also the home to a troop of monkeys. All are potential carriers of rabies. At night, Tshai had to be kept inside because hyenas were well known for spreading rabies.

Dogs in Ethiopia aren’t as domesticated as they are in the United States. David and I had our rabies shots, but I can’t remember if Tshai was ever inoculated.  There were no vets in the region, but we hoped that maybe our Peace Corps doctor, Dr. Torrey, gave her a shot as he made his way around the country to keep all of our immunizations up to date.

I was bound to happen, I suppose. Sadly, Tshai got tangled up with a monkey and had to be put down for our safety. She came into our lives like a sunrise and left like a beautiful sunset.  Memorable, but gone way to soon.  The time that she was in our lives are deeply etched into my memory.

Terry Graham

Co-founder

The Global Transformation Network

Join GTN at the 2017 Global Missions Health Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

GMHC 2017

November 9-11, 2017

Louisville, KY

The Global Transformation NetworkThe Global Transformation Network (GTN) is going to one of the premier missions events in the United States.  Always an excellent conference., it is one of the most attended mission conferences with about 2500 in attendance.

If you plan to go from the Baltimore/DC area, pleaselet us know.

Our staff has attended for several years and highly recommend this conference to anyone or organization doing global missions…NOT just medical missions.

For a line up of speakers at this years event, CLICK HERE.

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To join us ny registering for the 2017 GMHC CLICK HERE.

https://www.medicalmissions.com/events/gmhc-2017
November 9-11, 2017 • Louisville, KY
GMHC 2017