What We Do
“Behold, I am making all things new!” – Revelation 21:5
EI is currently working alongside churches in hundreds of communities in Brazil, Haiti, Malawi, the Philippines, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Through the help of EI and caring partners like you, hundreds of local churches are able to proclaim with love the good news of Jesus Christ, provide clean drinking water, health care and education, training for Christian leaders and much more.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
No doubt you are aware that the poorest of the poor in the world face all kinds of obstacles and challenges to living healthy, whole lives.
Basic necessities are often scarce, if available at all. The challenges are many and real.
And so our approach to helping the world’s neediest people cannot be one-dimensional, but must take into real consideration the many root causes of the systemic poverty and suffering affecting hundreds of millions of people today.
That is why EI has always been involved in implementing strategies to address the root causes of poverty and bring about real transformation in lives. We work to bring necessary and timely aid to victims of disasters; to rebuild communities and lives following relief efforts; to establish long-term relationships within needy countries to develop and strengthen individuals, families, communities, and local governments; and to share the good news of Jesus Christ and train and equip Christian leaders.
And we do all of this in response to the love of God!
A Church Based Solution
HELPING THE CHURCH BE THE CHURCH
In most cases, the best response to helping a needy community comes through the local church. This is because in many of these communities the church plays a more central, long-term role in helping to provide what other organizations and government programs would otherwise provide for a community in a country like Canada.
EI was founded on the belief that for the church to be the church of Jesus Christ, it must take seriously the plight of the poor; spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially. However, in most cases, local churches in these communities do not have the resources to meet the overwhelming needs they see present around them.
EI has become a trusted means of connecting caring Americans to these local community churches, giving them the tools to meet the needs of the people around them. This is our mandate and our passion: to help churches worldwide transform lives within their communities in response to the love of God.
The Work of Emmanuel International Mission
EI works in these main areas: Sustainable Development,Relief and Rehabilitation, and Christian Ministries.
1. Sustainable Development
EI’s sustainable development projects entail providing communities with specific resources and the education needed to maintain them. Examples of such projects include increasing access to clean water, teaching about sanitation, equipping communities with sustainable farming practices, or promoting reasonable means of income generation to self-reliant groups of families.
Areas of Development
- Clean Water
- Food Production
- Income Generation
2. Relief and Rehabilitation
EI supplies basic needs in times of disaster by providing resources such as food and shelter to victims in our project countries. Because we partner with local churches, we have a distinct advantage in reaching the basic needs of these individuals. By identifying who is most vulnerable during these times of disaster, we can provide relief for those that other organizations cannot.
We implement developmental projects that work towards replanting crops or rebuilding homes as communities continue to recover from shocks such as drought or flood.Regardless of color, race or religious beliefs, we provide help to any one that is in need as a result of disaster.
Areas of Relief and Rehabilitation
- Food and Water
- Blankets and Clothing
- Medical care
- Housing material and roofing
- Kitchen utensils
- Livestock reintroduction
- Water rehabilitation
3. Christian Ministry
EI works with local churches to aid individuals in the transformation of their own communities. Programs are aimed towards meeting the physical and spiritual needs of such leaders through biblical training, mentorship and mobilization.
Areas of Ministry
- Church planting
- Theological education by extension
- Leadership development
- Bible studies
- Youth work