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

Haiti ARISE Children's Home

In 2002, Haiti ARISE Ministries purchased a 2-acre parcel of land to begin its work in Grand-Goâve, Haiti.  A technical school and living facilities were constructed on that land, followed by a church that was planted with 45 new believers.  Today that church has over 400 members.Over the years more land was purchased to expand the school and the work grew to include ESL training, monthly rice and clothing distributions, a half-acre community garden and Bible School classes.

The catastrophic earthquake of January 2010 destroyed 90% of Grand-Goâve, including the city hall, the police station and schools.  Haiti ARISE's technical school needed to be rebuilt, but its housing survived and became a major staging site for post-earthquake disaster response efforts.

An EMI Canada team visited in June 2011 to develop a master plan for an undeveloped 7-acres parcel land across the street from the main campus and design the buildings for a children's village (orphanage), a school and a church/multi-function conference centre.

For more information visit Haiti Arise.