EMI’s people in 2020
A word from John Breitenstein, EMI Global HR Director
EMI hasn’t been immune to the invasive challenges of 2020. But we have been able to adapt and continue forward in large part because we are with each other, and because God is with us and is our strength and refuge and hope.
And God continues to grow the people of EMI, both in the encouraging number of staff and others who’ve joined our ranks, but also in the refining of our faith and of how we carry out the mission.
In 2020, our 158 Staff carried out EMI’s mission from 10 Locations worldwide.
It’s EMI's people that make this significant labor tangible and wholehearted: our volunteers, and interns, and staff—and those who uphold us in prayer, giving, service, and encouragement for the inevitable & substantial obstacles.
EMI’s projects in 2020
A word from John Sauder, EMI Global Programmes Director
In the face of unexpected travel and operational challenges over the past year, God has opened new doors for EMI to grow in its project engagement around the world.
Across 2020, EMI was involved in 107 Active Projects in 28 Countries.
Whether supporting the medical response to the pandemic, exploring new opportunities for North American projects, or connecting remote designers across three continents, EMI teams have responded with innovation to the current needs of our ministry partners.
These adaptations have stretched us. But they have also positioned us to be more prepared and receptive as God leads us into new ways of serving communities and the Church in the years ahead.
EMI’s finances in 2020
A word from Jason Reinhardt, EMI Global Finance Director
In the middle of March 2020, tremendous uncertainty set in as we assessed how EMI could financially survive. EMI relies on the ability to travel around the world and the generosity of donors to be financially sustainable.
As leadership, we put our trust in God as our Rock and Savior, and then immediately went to work to create a Financial Impact Committee to help us strategically navigate this storm. Through this group, we refined our processes, pivoted our methods during the pandemic, and re-envisioned our ministry for greater impact.
As a whole, EMI was blessed by the generous outpouring of our donors to help us not only survive the hurdles of the pandemic, but also thrive by preparing for even greater ministry in the coming years.