Goal: USD 900,000

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Location: EMI Mexico—Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Funding Needed: US$150,000

EMI is thrilled to be adding a second office in Latin America! After spending two years serving at EMI Nicaragua, Jorge Aguero responded to the Lord calling him back to Mexico.

They will be joining a vision for ministry in Latin America that EMI Nicaragua has been cultivating the past six years. Now we will serve the Spanish-speaking world together!

Your investment in Growing Globally will kick start the newest EMI office to build God’s kingdom in Mexico and throughout Latin America!


Location: EMI USA—Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Funding Needed: US$750,000

Right on the cusp of our 40th birthday, EMI is settling into a permanent location in Colorado Springs. With this facility, we're putting down significant roots in the city as well as building a strong foundation for EMI worldwide.

Our aggressive goal is to be debt-free within two years. (Find out more at A New Home for EMI) This will enable us to mobilize more resources toward our teams around the globe. Your investment in EMI's new Colorado home is a long-term investment in EMI.

In 2021, you gave US$149,000 to invest in EMI's R&D team and facility in Uganda! Thank you!!


Location: EMI Uganda
Funding Needed: US$180,000

Have you ever unlocked a piece of information that changed how you did things forever? There was a moment in EMI history where we realized we could learn more about design in the local context. This dramatically changed and improved our approach to design.

Without the right information, our ministry clients couldn't get the most efficient structures and this was a concern.

Research & Development (R&D) has given EMI the tools we need to more effectively serve the communities we engage with. The understanding of local materials and resources has allowed us to design and build structures with stronger foundations and walls. It's allowed for a more time efficient and cost effective building process. EMI has saved clients funds through the discovering of what works best in a local context with improving the design quality of these local structures.

Banner: R&D-designed insulation retrofit of EMI Uganda office roof. Above: R&D testing of local masonry, temperature performance measurements on metal roof.

Alongside A&E and construction services, The R&D Team engages, influences, and brings long-term transformational impact to the local design and construction industry.

Currently the team is limited in their ability to do proper Research & Development due to the lack of space needed for labs, workshops, controlled experimentations, and prototype development.

As the Workshop team shifted into its new facility in 2020, the shipping-container complex it occupied was vacated. EMI’s renovation and equipment plans will allow for adaptive reuse of this shipping-container complex. R&D outfitting will include Analytical Testing and Electronics Labs, Prototyping Fabrication Workspaces, and Presentation & Meeting areas.

After being put on hold due to Covid, we're excited to move forward with our EMI Uganda R&D team on this project in 2021.

Please consider giving to Growing Globally. Together, let's provide better designs to our ministry clients through EMI's Research & Development facility.

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