EMI is a Christian non-profit made up of architects, engineers, surveyors, and construction managers who value Design, Discipleship, and Diversity.
“People restored by God and the world restored through design.”
Since 1982, our worldwide mission is to develop people, design structures, and construct facilities which serve communities and the Church—facilities like hospitals, schools, water systems, and more.
Together, we are designing a world of hope.
One of the clear lessons we have learned over the 10 years EMI in the Middle East / North Africa region is that developing local leaders is key to our sustainability and impact.
Over the past year, as we have adjusted to an increased difficulty for short-term expatriate involvement on projects, our local staff have really stepped up.
They have developed and strengthened relationships with local ministry leaders & design professionals and they have grown as team contributors and project managers.
It is a joy to see our staff grow in their spiritual and professional leadership and influence.
We’re excited to see more local professionals catch the vision of bringing glory to God through quality design and loving service.
Staff Opportunities in Alaska
EMI USA is looking to add one or two full-time staff to assist with Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects in Alaska, USA. The Field Engineer and WASH Project Manager positions would develop and implement community WASH projects in the rural western area of the state
Unrest in Senegal
Please pray with us for peace to prevail in Senegal over the political situation and recent civil unrest, and the discontentment underlying it. The EMI team continues to monitor the situation.
CE Student Practicum in Cape Town
EMI South Africa recently completed a pilot one-month practicum with two civil engineering students from Stellenbosch University! The team is excited to have space to take this idea further within the new, larger offices they moved into this year.
- Birthplace: West Sussex, UK
- Profession: Project Manager / Services Engineer
- Launching with EMI: 2021
- Verse: Psalm 24:1
Helen and I have been praying about the possibility of joining staff at EMI since we visited EMI Costa Rica back in 2012, ahead of volunteering for a project in Honduras.
Six years later, we felt God calling us to step out in faith and look more closely at EMI. Following a further project trip and then a family holiday in Nicaragua, we were ready to take the plunge and apply.
We have been taken aback by the incredible support that we’ve received from our sending church, friends, and family through what has been a difficult year. Now, we are excited to be just a couple months away from starting Spanish school.
Psalm 24 has been a recurring passage for our family, including during a memorable sermon in a Nicaraguan church back in 2012! And it speaks to the moment we find ourselves in now as we recognise God as our King and invite Him to lead us.
- Birthplace: Moses – Cameroun, Megan – Delaware, USA
- Profession: Construction Management / Education
- Joined EMI: 2018
- Verse: 1 John 4:7-19
Moses grew up in a village in Cameroun in francophone West Africa. His parents are missionaries to his native Fulani tribe. Moses’ heart is in Africa and he was always sure God would call him back. Having studied Construction Management in the USA, Moses volunteered on many missions trips back to Africa to confirm this calling.
Moses was offered the opportunity to join the EMI Senegal team and help launch a Construction Management programme. He happily accepted and moved in 2019 full of faith that God would do amazing things.
Three weeks after landing in Senegal, he met a woman working as a teacher. Megan’s first impression of Moses during an EMI project trip was that he was ‘quiet and boring.’ But over the next several months of their relationship, her perspective changed. Moses & Megan will be married in Senegal on the 19th of March!
US Corporate Partner: Areté Engineers
Building on Promised Land — Anna Seeley is a graphic designer at EMI Cambodia. After joining staff with EMI USA in 2014, she moved to Cambodia with the launch team in 2017. Anna lives in Phnom Penh with her Cambodian husband, Sdam.
Lead — J— is an architect passionate about seeing EMI's vision and mission inspire local professionals from the Middle East | North Africa. He has lived with his family in the region for nine years, and has lead the EMI MENA team since 2017.
Design-Build for the Great Commission — EMI USA's Rex Barber has been leading EMI teams around the world for over 20 years, always on the lookout for opportunities to get hands-on. Rex and Sally have two adult children and live in Colorado Springs, USA.
Editor: Matthew J. Coffey, EMI Global
Web Design: Shalom Lazarus, EMI Global
Issue Cover & Videography: Anna Seeley, EMI Cambodia
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