“Not yet,” the answer I heard growing up as I repeatedly asked God to send me on a mission trip. Sitting in our church pews, leaning forward and being captivated by every word as missionaries shared about their experiences, my entire being would come alive. However, despite multiple attempts to go on a mission trip growing up, the opportunities never worked out and I settled into God’s answer of “not yet.” Then in college, after working with a micro-finance organization in Oaxaca, Mexico, God clearly revealed that I was to combine my faith and business-marketing experience to pursue my passion to help others.
It was through this passion and experience that God led me to Engineering Ministries International. EMI is a non-profit Christian development organization made up of architects, engineers, and design professionals who utilize their skills to help children and families in developing countries step out of poverty and into a world of hope. I will be helping to serve these communities and advance the gospel as a Marketing Fellow in their Business Development section. My role is a vital link between donors and EMI, ensuring that our staff and volunteers have the funds needed to do God’s work and change lives. I will be strategically planning and building up the ministry to meet these critical needs.
Each year, EMI completes over 100 development projects which serve the poor and proclaim Christ. To keep these design services affordable to ministries around the world, our staff are responsible for raising our own salaries. I would be honored if you would prayerfully consider partnering with me in the great things that God will do through my ministry at EMI. I am so glad that God’s “not yet” has finally turned into a “Go now!”