Water is necessary for life on earth. However, it can also be dangerous and destructive in certain situations.
Our EMI team witnessed the destructive power of moving water in Costa Rica this past June. Global Outreach Mission (GOM) has lost over 1.5 acres of land due to erosion caused by the river bordering their property.
Our team was tasked with helping GOM work towards a solution to this problem. With three civil engineers, one surveyor, and one EMI intern (in addition to myself), we did our best to investigate the history and condition of the river in our short time in country.
What happened? Far more than I could have imagined (including a meeting with a federal government engineer).
Want to know more? CLICK HERE to read my blog post about the trip.
Water Bottle Promotion
You may have seen EMI's recent "EMI Blue" campaign, where we offered a very nice, EMI-branded "Miir" water bottle to anyone who started a recurring donation of at least $50/mo, or increased their current recurring donation by $50/mo, to the EMI Fund during the month of July.
For the month of August, I'm extending this to my personal supporters. Those who start a recurring donation of at least $50/mo or increase their current recurring donation by at least $50/mo will receive one of these water bottles (pictured below).
I've been delaying this newsletter a bit in the hopes of gaining more clarity on my project trip next month. Unfortunately, things aren't quite settled yet, but I can let you know about the possibilities...
Possibility 1: Cap Haitien, Haiti | Bethesda Medical and Dental Clinic
The Bethesda Clinic has been operating in the community of Vaudreuil since 1963, but have unfortunately been asked to vacate the land that they've leased and developed in that time. Our EMI team will design new facilities on land that they are currently working on purchasing.
This project is still tentative as we are waiting on: a) a confirmed land deal; and b) sufficient team members. If these are still not sorted out in the next week or so, we will postpone the project until February 2020.
Possibility 2: Nyamusi, Tanzania | Bishop Adiema Institute of Science and Technology (BAIST)
EMI is partnering with the Anglican Diocese in Tanzania in the development of the master plan for their new educational campus. This will include primary, secondary, and post-secondary facilities. I will be joining this project team if the Haiti project gets postponed.