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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El-Shaddai Baptist Church/Ministry Centre

EMAS Canada is a Christian, interdenominational, charitable, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Canada and in Hong Kong.  For 60 years, EMAS has been assisting with healthcare initiatives overseas, initially by sending medical supplies and equipment to church-related healthcare centers. Over time, this evolved to include sending healthcare professionals, for both education of national professionals and hands-on treatment of patients and surgery.  In 2002, EMAS decided to extend its support to Bon Repos, Haiti by partnering with Pasteur St. Hilaire of the El-Shaddai Baptist Church. EMAS has continued to give support to the El-Shaddai community after St. Hilaire’s tragic death in 2008 and the earthquake in 2010 that destroyed the church and school building.  EMAS successfully raised funds so the El-Shaddai community could build a smaller temporary church building that was constructed in the same place as the previous church.

An EMI team visited the El-Shaddai site in May 2010 and met with the church elders and Dr. Plourde to investigate the site and discuss master plan options. With the final report EMI provided an overview of the design requirements for the Ministry Centre, the design opportunities and constraints of the property, and the proposed design for the Site Master Plan, Church, School, and Community Health Clinic.

For more information visit EMAS Canada.