Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Project Portfolio

Christian Camp and Kid's Place

In 2005, Volunteers for Christ, through its missionary - Lecio Wanderley, purchased 33 acres in the foothills outside of Recife as the future site of our Christian camping facility and “Kids Place”, an after school program space for children in the area. The ministry of Kid’s Place builds a relationship with families in the favellas (slums in brazil), opening the doors of trusted access into the lives of these forgotten families. The love of Christ is being demonstrated and proven through the outreach of Kid’s Place staff members. The presence of a Kid’s place facility will provide a place for worship and church gatherings, and in addition to establishing a local church to meet spiritual needs, one of the most effective tools for reaching the young people of Northeastern Brazil is a attending the summer camp Rancho Pitanga, which is held on the same campus.


In June 2006, EMI visited the site in Brazil and begun a master plan design that would provide an area for Kid’s Place ministry, boys and girls cabins, recreational fields, dining areas, chapel, administrator’s housing and more. Structural, water, waste water, and electrical design and cost estimates were designed around local materials, methods, and practices and provided with completion of the preliminary report.


To learn more visit Volunteers for Christ