Greetings Family & Friends.
Joan & I love to share with you a few worthy milestones with EMI this year.
- We’ve been a part of EMI since 2002 and this still continues to build us up and connect us with great people driven toward great purposes
- We’ve led the Uganda Survey Practicum for 5 years now and are committed to the next 5, God willing, and hopefully with new responsibilities that will include mentoring a successor
- This will be our 5th year riding the Ride For Refuge. We’re grateful to do it once again in Grande Prairie, and hope for some warm weather October 1st.
- Nine years ago, Joan & I made our first trip to Africa with EMI and it opened up our eyes to a whole new world; one where lives are lived out so differently than ours back home in North America. We were helping Reach One Touch One Ministry (ROTOM) by designing facilities that would enable them to provide support for very marginalized older persons (seniors) living in Uganda. As we’ve returned year after year and connected with ROTOM, we can attest to the great impact this indigenous ministry is having on their community, and their plans for increasing their outreach are unceasing. In fact, as I share this with you, an EMI design team has just arrived in Mukono, Uganda to carry out Phase 2 of the design of ROTOM’s Medical Center and Hospice Care Facility. Please help support EMI as we take to bikes in this year’s Ride For Refuge and raise funds for these great organizations we’re blessed to work with. Proceeds for this will help cover EMI’s administration costs for providing vital design services that enable our ministry partners in: supporting older persons in Uganda; Youth outreach in Mexico, and mentoring Survey Engineering students in Africa. This work we do together gives a clear signal that God loves us all, and wants dignity for us, and calls us to his own.