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					 Photojournalist Christian Carter took this photo. After waiting 20 minutes
for the right shot, Carter shooed the vulture away and left the scene. This
picture won a Pulitzer Prize. Two months after receiving this honor Carter
                committed suicide for not having done more.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”
                            ~ Mother Teresa
My Calling…
             Is simple.
 “Live simply so that others may simply live” ~ St Elizabeth Seton

  “Be the change you want to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the
   chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set
  the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share
      your food with the hungry and to provide the poor
  wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe
             him, and not to turn away” ~ Isaiah 58:6&7
•          Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related
           causes--one child every five seconds. 1
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•          In 2005, almost 1.4 billion people lived below the
           international poverty line, earning less than $1.25 per day. 2
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•           [Hunger] goes on despite the fact that for several decades
            the means to end hunger has been available. Shortage of
            individual and collective will enables it to persist. 3
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1. Black, Robert, Morris, Saul, & Jennifer Bryce. "Where and Why Are 10 Million Children Dying Every Year?" The Lancet 361:2226-2234. 2003.
2. Global Purchasing Power Parities and Real Expenditures. The World Bank. 2005 International Comparison Program. August 2008.
3. Simon, Aurthor. “How Much Is Enough?” 2003. BakerBooks.
They may not look like us but they have the same needs.

                  These photos were taken by our staff & volunteers on GHNI projects
             Global Hope Network Intl.
                                 is dedicated to
             “bringing help and hope to the hidden and the hurting.”

Where are the “hidden and hurting” people groups GHNI works with?
   Most of our efforts are in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, also known at the
                                      10/40 window.
What makes them “hidden and hurting”?
 They are severely impoverished (most living off of less the $2/day)
 They are marginalized (in remote areas and thus hard to reach)
 They are oppressed (often times due to corrupt governments or bandits)

How does GHNI bring help and hope to the “hidden and hurting”?
                                         GHNI helps others help themselves.
 Through local partners, GHNI co-creates self-sustainable development projects
        that use the resources of the land to meet the needs of the people.
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How GHNI got started…

  GHNI began in 1999 through a humanitarian aid project for Afghani
  refugees in Pakistan. This effort made such an impression on the nearly
  three million refugees that stories still echo today of the love this small team
  showed to them.

  Since it’s conception, GHNI has influenced over 100 other projects in more
  then 38 countries, affecting the lives of thousands of people around the world!

     The Founders of GHNI - Hal & Lana Jones
Our Mission:
Helping the poorest villages of the world sustain themselves

                      Key Transformation Values

    Holistic: Transformation happens through holistic, sustainable
              approaches to problems and their solutions.

 Ownership: Villages can solve most of their own problems by wisely
                drawing on locally-available resources.

 Partnership: Healthy change requires healthy partnerships between
            villages, government, NGOs, donors and others.

Expectation: We look for an unprecedented wave of involvement and
        cooperation coming from this world-aware generation!
        Transformational Community Development

The TCD approach: A proven model that works

So how does it work?

•   Local Ownership
    –   GHNI helps village leaders and TCD Committees identify, prioritize and address their own
        critical quality of life issues.

•   Trained Guidance
    –   GHNI trains local TCD Workers to instruct and encourage their communities using our
        proven TCD Curriculum.

• Compassionate Partners
    –   GHNI involves compassionate global TCD Partners in supporting development projects
        and nurturing global friendships.

• Measurable Results
    –   GHNI expects, tracks and rewards village successes.

• Healthy Exit
    –   As TCD Sustainability goals are achieved, GHNI exits the development work and the
        financial support with dignity and grace while continuing its new global friendships.
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• 640 million live without adequate shelter. 4

• 400 million have no access to safe water. 4

• 270 million have no access to health services. 4

• 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5
  (roughly 29,000 per day). 4

        Picture yourself or a loved one in this situation - without access to
          shelter, water, health services, or food. Can you even imagine it?
        Transformational Community Development

The TCD objective: 5 keys areas of measuring success

• Water
    –   Enough clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.

• Food
    –   Sufficient nutritious food to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

• Wellness
    –   Village-wide practice of sanitation, hygiene and disease-prevention.

• Income
    –   Discovery and implementation of dignified and sustainable enterprises.

• Education
    –   Primary-level education for every girl and boy.
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These photos were taken by our staff & volunteers on GHNI projects
H.O.P.E. when all was lost…
 A testimony of trajedy:
 “Gambella, Kenya was just attacked by a band of thieves. They shot and
 killed 6 Gambellans then stole animals, money and household items from
 almost 200 families.”
                                 Jeff Power, GHNI Staff. Regarding a tragic attack that took place in Gambella, Kenya on 7/16

 Hope prevails:
 “After all this turmoil, 4 women came to us and said, 'Even if all seems to
 be dark, thanks to GHNI projects we can still work hard and get back our
 life to normal.' So there is hope for future.”

 “[Gambellians] are the poorest of all poor. They never thought they will
 see white man in their village or any form of help. But now even the
 young and unborn child in Gambella have hope, a brighter future
 because of the work GHNI is doing in terms of food, water, wellness,
 education, and enterprise.
                                          One of our National Staff in Kenya, Africa. Sent just one month after the attack.
As mentioned previously, GHNI exists to help the
 most hidden and hurting people in the world

   That is why we are looking to begin a new
    initiative to help rescue & rehabilitate sex
                 trafficked individuals
• Sex trafficking has become a multi-billion dollar business, and is the third
  most profitable business for organized crime, after drugs and arms

• Due to its very nature, the exact statistics of sex trafficking are extremely
  hard to estimate. Anywhere from 700,000 and 4 million women and
  children are trafficked for the purpose of sex and sexual exploitation
  every year.

• Every thirty seconds, another person becomes a victim. Women are
  lured by traffickers with false promises of low-skilled jobs and are then
  forced to work as prostitutes.

• Physical violence, rape, retention of legal documents, as well as the girls’
  fear of deportation and corrupt police effectively enable traffickers to
  enslave these women.
• The men these women are forced to sleep with don’t use condoms,
  affectively increasing the rate of STD’s, including AIDS, especially in
  countries where sleeping with a virgin is considered a cure for AIDS.

•   If one of these girls happens to become pregnant, they are forced to
    undergo abortions, the price of which is then added onto their “debts”.

• The age of the average trafficking victim is becoming younger and
  younger. Girls as young as 7 are being trafficked for child prostitution.
  The average age of prostitutes being trafficked into certain Asian
  brothels is 14.

• The emotional and psychological impact of trafficked women is
  horrendous. Over half of trafficking victims have Post Traumatic Stress
  Disorder (PTSD).
       As GHNI works in impoverished societies it is inevitable
that we will (and have) come face to face with the horrific crime of
human trafficking. We want to be ready to meet the victims in their
darkest hour with love, wisdom, and hope (by way of safety, economic
stability such as micro-loans/finance, counseling, and the like).

  Admittedly, the rescuing process is difficult and the rehabilitation
process even more challenging but we simply cannot turn away from
                             the need.
 That is why in January I will be moving to Europe and working out
of GHNI’s world headquarters. There I will be acting as GHNI’s global sex
trafficking specialist gleaning knowledge from likeminded partners in the
                       fight against human trafficking.

  Living in Europe also affords me the opportunity to easily travel into:
       Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (Israel in particular, as I will be
           focusing a great deal of my mobilization efforts there).
My part. What I do and why…

  My job with GHNI allows me to focus full-
  time on raising assistance for people in dire
  need (by way of awareness, volunteers, funds,
  and the like).

  Many years ago I made a proclamation to
  myself and to God that when faced with
  the needs of my fellow man “doing nothing
  is not an option for me.”

  As James 2:15-18 points out, “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and
  daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,"
  but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith
  by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
How you can get involved…
  I honestly cannot do this job alone. I need the help of likeminded
  individuals to come alongside and support my role with GHNI.

  GHNI is a not-for-profit organization with no central funds to provide
  salaries & travel expenses for it’s employees. This enables the most
  amount of every dollar to reach those we serve. GHNI Staff members
  all volunteer to raise the funds necessary to support our own position.

  I currently have $2,000/month to raise. This includes everyday
  expenses and travel to some of the most remote villages around the
  world, in an effort to deliver resources to those in dire need.
             Would you consider joining the
        battle against severe poverty by becoming
             one of my financial supporters?

    It would take only 20 individuals investing $100/mo
($25/wk) for me to focus full-time on helping those in dire need!

           Are you in a position to be one of those 20?

                       All donations are tax-deductable
           If you are not in a position to give $100/mo
       please know you can still make a HUGE difference!

If everyone gave the little they have we could change this world!!!

Perhaps you can invest:
   $60 month -- That’s just $2/day, which is more then an entire days wage
   for many of the individuals that GHNI wants to help!

   $25 month -- That’s less then $1/day.

   Or, another amount -- Every little bit truly does count!


                             All donations are tax-deductable
 Thank you so much for considering becoming a part of my
team, working together to show relentless love to the destitute.

 “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no
                  more hurt, only more love.”   ~ Mother Teresa

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