EMI America Latina
EMI América Latina is composed of families called together by God with the common goal of transforming lives by providing hope to the poor of America Latina with the love of Christ because the need is so great...
In developing nations 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water, 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation, and close to half the population suffer health issues related to water-related problems; 1.8 billion children die each year as the result of diarrhea. For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world, there are 1 in 3 without adequate shelter, 1 in 5 with no access to clean water, 1 in 7 with no access to health services and 1 in 20 who are not in school, with nearly a billion people who cannot read or sign their names.
Latin America and the Caribbean has 132 million people who live on less than $2 US per day and 57 million who live on less than $1 US per day. In Haiti alone, 50% of the population lives on less than $1 US per day.
Latin America and the Caribbean still have 122 unreached people groups according to the Joshua Project. Open Doors states that Latin America has areas of intense persecution due their faith in Christ, with Columbia, Peru, Mexico, and Cuba being hotbeds.
For these reasons, the EMI América Latina staff and their families “left houses or brother or sisters or father or mother… or lands for My names sake” Mt 19:29 and entered a new life and into new relationships in Latin America.
EMI América Latina staff is composed of professionals called to glorify God by using their architectural, engineering, and construction management skills for the design of development projects. Our desire is that God will use these development projects to relieve the effects of poverty and hopelessness with the “joy and peace in believing, that they may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Rom 15:13.