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 are now in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. All official EMI travel (including project travel) has been cancelled or postponed and no new travel plans are being prepared until further notice. EMI’s worldwide offices are in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home as they are able.

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 an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

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Bethany Children's Home

Bethany Children’s Home (BCH) began in 1995 to serve the widows and orphans of India, Nepal and Bhutan. The connection of EMI and BCH was made through a friend of many years who was also connected to numerous ministries in the region. 

The site had two existing buildings and a temorary structure. The design was to construct the new dormitory building in the same location as the temporary bamboo structure. The building was designed in phases, the first phase being the 2 level dormitory space for boys and girls. In the second phase, a multipurpose hall will be added. 

The town of Jaigaon is located in a high damage risk zone for earthquake and wind hazards. The new building was designed to be physically separate from the existing buildings due to structural considerations. The structure was constructed using a reinforced concrete frame system with infill walls of brick and flat concrete roofs.