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eMi Survey Practicum 2017

2 Cor. 1:24
 We’re partners, working alongside you, joyfully expectant.

Year 6!  God has gifted and engaged many of us through this program: the students participating in the training; the opportunities for volunteers to share their hearts and skills; our partner ministries; and the generous sponsors who are helping empower Ugandan surveyors to be a force for change in their profession, communities and country.  We thank you all for working alongside us here and back home, as we “joyfully expect” God to move here in Uganda.

Achan Salome

 

 

I struggled with wondering how my profession would make this world a better place considering the lack of integrity and new standards set by the world but with the survey practicum I see myself being the change I want to see. And that involves playing my part in the body of the church in relation to my skills and other talents to help those who need it and changing the ideologies of corruption and the continuous land issues one at a time.

 

 

Esaite Brenda

 

 

 

I have always had a dream of opening up a survey company that will help in various activities including sensitization of the people about issues concerning land and free trainings in land management and land law skills to the community at large because this will help reduce the land wrangles and disputes   we shall share more about the Christian life of the people and  I will let them know that in order to achieve anything in life and be successful you have to put GOD first in everything and always trust in him.

 

Kifamba Silver

 

 

 

I will be able to extend professional knowledge especially to the underprivileged people inform of sensitizing them about the rights on land, showing them the various steps they can take to solve issues for example land disputes in a non violent manner so enmity is not created as God wants us to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves.

 

 

Mumbere Stephen

 

 

 

 

 

With skills, knowledge and spiritual guidance from EMI I believe I can make a difference in the lives of others by reaching out and help the people who are in need. This is through volunteering and having respect for others.

 

Francis Lupai

 

With the knowledge I am going to attain from Engineering Ministries International (EMI) survey practicum 2017 coupled with my growing spiritual life, I believe that I can transform the people who are helpless and requires support. I am a Sudanese refuge, we must be knowing that of recent northern Uganda especially west-Nile region (BIDI-BIDI) accommodates the highest population of refugees in the world especially from South Sudan and among them are people who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and savior so as a chosen one of God, I will take the initiative with my practical, technical skills and my spiritual life to preach the gospel of Christ to such people as we glorify God.

 

 

John Paul Mansanga

 

 

 

 

I would like to start up “MASANGA FOUNDATION” to help the needy in this world, I would like to build God one of the Greatest building (Church) in the World but recall Jesus is the foundation of the Church. Make a surveying firm with honesty workers in the world

Naturinda Evet

 

 

 

Being a person who believes in God and is passionate about integrity, I will do my bests according to my capacity to ensure honest during survey work and through this will also be an example to other survey firms and surveyors.  Through doing this I hope to better my country especially in the land rights department and also bring glory to God.

 

 

Timothy Egwelu

 

 

I once queried myself in thought – How do I live a more meaningful life?  I found out to live a meaningful live desires walking in the light (1 John 1:5-7) and giving more than you receive.  I look forward to exploring my full design potential whilst at eMi. Engineering Surveying is the mindset God instilled in us to complete his beautiful work.

 

 

Kaweesi Livingstone

 

 

I am an interpreter and have worked in medical, educational, Church and Marriage settings within the deaf communities of Uganda.  Not only have I acquired some survey knowledge, but I have learned how to worship God not only in our homes, but also in our places of work.  I will continue to do the same by sharing the word of God in all my places of work especially within the deaf community.

 

 

Busulwa Leonard

 

 

 

I believe this training is going to perfect my skills in surveying from which i will honestly and with integrity deliver services to society, try to resolve conflict related to land surveying and as well as support all upcoming surveyors in all ways possible but mostly in a spiritual manner for with God everything is possible.

 

 

Patrick and Joan

 

Patrick – We’re excited to return to Uganda coordinating EMI’s Survey Practicum; building capacity and integrity in Ugandan Geomatics engineering students.  We are confident that God has gifted and placed us with this opportunity to serve Him, as He has provided us with the hearts, skills, and support required for us to travel, serve, and live abroad for these past 5 summers.  Our hope is to mentor a Ugandan to take over our leadership role and continue this most worthwhile program. Joan – I believe that God is using my heart and my passion for relationships both here in Uganda and back home to grow and strengthen connections within the Body of Christ.  How wonderful to feel such a sense of belonging in two so very different cultures because of our faith.

Jaimee and Paul Sekanjako

 

I am excited to be involved with the 2017 practicum and I expect to learn just as much as the students as my background is not in surveying. I met my Ugandan husband Paul in 2011 and we were married in February of this year through a story that only God could have written. Many people prayed for, encouraged and provided us with guidance through our relationship. We both desire to use our skills and our careers to serve God and are excited at the ways EMI allows us to do this.

 

Mark Kaems

 

 

 

 

 

I plan to use this training and my skills to reach non-Christians by teaching them life changing skills.  I hope that through internships in my workplace, non-Christians will see teachings of the Bible being applied to real life and be curious to learn about Jesus

 

 

Our Intern Tumwebaze Annest

 

 

 

  • Looking forward to extending much service to whichever community I will interface with by reaching out to the people of all classes. Just like eMi does, I believe I can do the same God willing.

 

Roy Farley

 

I’m looking forward to returning to the Survey Practicum this year.  I’ve always felt that Christians should be the best at whatever they do because Paul said that whatever you put your hand to, to do it with all your might.  We, as Christians, should be known as the best in the business as a witness to the unbelievers and believers alike.  So, I’m hoping that I can help to train and assist the students in this practicum to become the best they can be so they can live productive lives.  Let’s all pray that God is glorified and we are all uplifted in this training exercise

Our time here in pictures

Our new slogan:  Integrity in surveying…going to sleep at night knowing you’re right; not hoping you’re right.

Psalm 25:21  May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.

The rubber hits the road.  Our students couple their Geomatics Engineering theory with all of the practical survey and CAD skills taught over the past 5 weeks, to acquire field data and provide a Topographic Plan. We served a ministry partner that was started in response to rescue child soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army.  They now have 288 children in family like cluster homes.  Ontino Waa translated means “Our Children”,  See http://www.otinowaa.org/  They’re doing great things to improve quality of life for Ugandans in this part of the country – mainly through provision of loving homes and a higher standard education with Christian focus.  This endeavor will help EMI guide Otino Waa as they further develop infrastructure on their site.

We have been blessed as we blessed the teachers and students of Otino Waa.  Our survey students commented on how the children have spoken into their lives.  These kids have learned how to love their house mothers, brothers and sisters as their own, how to forgive those who have harmed them and their families during the war, and to move forward in the assurance and hope of better things to come.

With less than 2 weeks left, please pray for endurance of the trainers, health for everyone, that that God would continue to bless our students as we mentor them.

 

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Weebale – Thank you

2015 Team - Full Size

Fr Row L-R Ben, Janet, Cissy, Joshua, Nathan, Peace and Joan Bk Row L-R Victor, Consy, Moses, Samuel, Job, and Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is our privilege and we thank God to call you part of our team.  Because of your partnership in prayer and support, encouragement and love, we are able to develop, maintain and grow relationships with our students.  This pure mentorship is truly walking alongside our brothers and sisters and watching them blossom.  From our hearts to yours – thank you!

From our students with love:

Janet:  Thanks for your generosity.  It has touched my heart and spirit through the training and skills I’ve acquired.  May God richly bless you.

Victor:  This has been a great opportunity and experience for me and because I know in my heart that through you God was fulfilling His plan for my life.  I am also certain that the seed you have sowed will produce abundant fruit in your lives.  God bless you.

Job:  Wonderful people and trainers I have met have made my practicum worthwhile.  The daily devotionals have been a life changing moment in growing spiritually and confidenct.  I pray this practicum doesn’t stop with us.  God bless you.

Joshua:  I feel the word “Thank you” is the least I can give in return, yet< I am always left with that as the only option.  How I wish someone saw how deeply it flows from my heart, sometimes I get drops of tears in my eyes.  Thank you for all the support towards this programme.

Cissy:  I am so grateful for your contribution towards my success in my career as well as my spiritual life.  I strongly believe I am going to use the skills and knowledge eMi has imparted to me to develop my career and also be able to share with others.  Thank you for your support and my the good Lord abundently bless you.

Samuel:  Thanks alot for your love and support.  I’ve been transformed spiritually and professionally.  I pray God richly reward and bless you abundently.

Nathan:  I am so thrilled by your generosity and contribution towards the vision of eMi.  You are indeed changing Africa.

Peace:  I am so honoured to be among the students who have participated in the practicum.  It has been so great because I have achieved alot expecially when it comes to machines and software.  I can proudly say I am competent and confident.  God bless.

Consy:  Thank you for all that you have done to see this programme a success.  God bless you abundantly and generously.

Our intern Moses:  Thanks a lot for the tremendous support you give this program.  The students that go throu it are spiritually blessed, professionally sound and of high integrity.  This is all we need to shape the country step by step.  Thanks for the love.  We love you too.  May God bless you more.