Bonjour, <<First Name>> ! I just completed French language school, and I look forward to what God has prepared for the coming months.
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EMI Team field notes in Democratic Republic of Congo

Water Project in DR Congo

Gemena Community Water System Assessment

In February, I had the privilege of co-leading a small civil engineering team to Gemena, Democratic Republic of Congo. We worked with World Vision, reviewing the water system construction progress and providing recommendations for future system plans. We were able to assess several deep borehole well systems under construction and to hike to some mountain springs which can be further developed for communities below.
Praise God that visas were received in time for this trip and that our presentation and recommendations were well-received. Continue to pray for the ongoing work in this very remote area of Congo.

Hiking to a spring in Democratic Republic of Congo
Measuring spring flow with a makeshift weir
EMI Team at World Vision office in Gemena, Democratic Republic of Congo

Upcoming Plans

Trusting God for the path ahead

Praise the Lord for a good finish at language school in France! This extra time has increased my fluidity in French and has been a blessing to deepen relationships, including with an amazing international Connect Group through Hillsong Paris.

This weekend I will visit the Hoffman family in Albertville, France, and it has been good to spend some time with the Wright family here. Thanks for your continued prayer for our team, including two other families who are preparing to begin their French formation!

Please pray for an upcoming meeting with a French urban planner who will be doing some design work in Cameroon. We plan to discuss experiences in West Africa, and I'm eager to learn more technical design terms in French through the process.

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you in the States this summer! I will be back in mid-May to connect with partners and to lead a project trip, possibly back to Congo-Kinshasha or somewhere else in the world.

The target date for my move to Senegal is now December 2015, as God has opened some opportunities for me to connect with design professionals around Paris and to learn more specific design terminology. I plan to also lead an EMI team to northern Benin in September for a hospital master-plan project.

My Connect Group in Paris
Partner with EMI

Great is His Faithfulness

Je veux chanter à jamais les bontés de l’Eternel et proclamer d’âge en âge sa fidélité. // I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. (Ps 89)

Dieu est fidèle. // God is faithful.

I have experienced His faithfulness throughout this season in France...From arriving with a few words in the language to being able to have conversations more fluidly, God has shown me His love, His goodness, and His faithfulness.

My awe of who He is seems more fully expressible since I can now use French in my adoration of Him. Truly the most beautiful use of language is for the praise of His name! May He be praised and adored because of His unfailing love and His everlasting faithfulness.

À Dieu soit la glorie! // To God be the glory!

Prayer & Praise

  • Praise God for the completion of language school with a B2 level of French! I'm so grateful for friends and community in France! He's connecting me with more design professionals here.
  • Pray for partners to cover around $6000 remaining for a month-long training course in Colorado and moving costs to West Africa later this year.
  • Pray for my return to the US this summer and preparations for EMI project trips in June and September.
  • Pray for the Wright and Hoffman families as they study French this year in France.
  • Pray for EMI Ghana vision to encourage and organize design professionals there as they integrate design and missions.

Get Involved

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Upcoming Timeline

May-Jul 2015
Colorado Assignment, Potential Project in Congo-Kinshasha, Partner Development

Aug 2015
Training for Field (culture/language)

Sep 2015
Project in northern Benin, return to France

Oct-Nov 2015
Benin project report work and design professional connections in France

Dec 2015
Move to Senegal

Jan-Mar 2016
Other team members arrive in Senegal to open EMI office!
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