Would you like to join EMI for a day of golf in the Colorado mountains – to help raise funds for an African ministry center, and celebrate 30 years of Engineering Ministries International's Designing a World of Hope? EMI will be hosting a golf marathon to enable professional architects, engineers and surveyors to design life-giving facilities for the world's less fortunate. The day is Tuesday, August 7th at beautiful Shining Mountain Golf Club
, nestled on the flank of Pike's Peak in Colorado: It's not quite heaven, but you can just about see it from there.
This year we are inviting golfers to bring a family member to golf with you
. Father/son golf outings are great, but you could also bring your daughter, mother, brother, or father-figure mentor. As we celebrate 30 years of bringing the poor into the family of God, and how God has grown the family of EMI, it seems fitting to enjoy and encourage our family relationships on the golf course. Golfing with a family member can wonderfully parallel life—journeying together, encouraging one another towards goals, and helping each other find our way (or ball) when we've lost it. If you can't bring a family member, there will be plenty of EMI staff members and other golfers with whom to fellowship.
This year we are hoping to raise $40,000 for five of EMI's summer design projects in Africa: Gabon Bongolo Hospital, Liberia ELWA Hospital, Kenya Daystar University, Zambia Navigators' Training Center, and Sierra Leone Special Economic Zone. More on these projects is below so you can choose which of these projects you would like to support with your pledge team's donations
. The cost for EMI to design each project is $8,000. Raise $2000 for a quarter-sponsorship, $4000 for a half-sponsorship, or $8000 for a full project sponsorship!
|The format of the golf marathon is straight forward. Perkins Motor City Dodge of Colorado Springs generously rents out the course for EMI for the whole day. So every dollar raised goes to EMI's ministry, and the course is clear for EMI golfers.
|Ask friends, co-workers or family members to pledge money for each hole you play. Play up to 100 holes if you dare! We ask for a minimum of $500 in pledges per golfer. This minimum is lowered to only $375 for each member of a family twosome.
Airfare for out-of-state Golfers – if you can raise $2000, EMI will put $400 towards your round-trip ticket to the golf event. This is lowered to only $1500 for each member of a family twosome.
We will also be celebrating 30 years of EMI's ministry with a dinner the night before
the day of golf. We will hear testimonies from some of the 1000 projects we have designed, and share what the Lord has in store for the future. Arrive early the afternoon of August 6th to enjoy this evening of celebration, thanksgiving and delicious carbohydrates in preparation for the following day's golf-a-thon.
Please let us know if you would like more information
about joining us for this fun day to support EMI's ministry. We will send you an info packet to help share the vision of EMI, including a full 1 page description of the EMI project you choose to support. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 719-633-2078 to request info, ask questions, or sign up! We look forward to fellowshipping with you.
Golf for an African Ministry Center
Choose a project for you and your golf sponsors to support!
Gabon Bongolo Hospital
expanding Gabon's best-known evangelical hospital
Libera ELWA Hospital
|Bongolo Hospital has grown to 130 beds and serves a regional population of approximately 200,000 people. In the last 10 years, more than 12,000 people have prayed to receive Christ at Bongolo Hospital and the hospital has planted 6 churches. Today the hospital is in need of a well thought-out, well-designed, comprehensive plan of growth that will take them to 2020. EMI will be sending a team to create a Master Plan in this "reinventing" stage of hospital development.
restoring a war-ravaged hospital with Samaritan's Purse
Kenya Daystar University
|Not often is EMI asked to design a mission hospital from the ground up. This is the second team of potentially several design teams that EMI will be providing to the ELWA campus over the course of 2012. This team will focus on confirming and updating the hospital campus master plan and programming information, staking out the first building for construction, and designing an outpatient clinic.
catching rainwater for a Christian univ. & surrounding community
Zambia Navigators' Training Center
|Daystar University aspires to be a exemplary, Christ-centered, African institution of higher learning for the transformation of church and society. The campus is located in a semi arid region with less than 40 centimeters of rainfall per year. Water must be trucked in from other regions at a very high cost. EMI will assist in the development of stable water supply not only for the 4000-student rural University but also for the rapidly growing surrounding community.
discipling the next generation of leaders in Southern Africa
Sierra Leone Special Economic Zone
|Navigators Zambia has acquired 11 hectares of land to develop Navland Retreat Center, a place where ongoing training and equipping will be provided for laborers, leaders, and pastors to advance the gospel. EMI will assist with the design through surveying the land, updating the master plan, and developing detailed drawings for the Dining Hall and the first Hostel.
incubating Christian businesses in a broken society
|EMI sent a project team to serve FirstStep in February 2010, master planning its 50-acre site. The organization has since attracted international industries from juice manufacturing to mineral refining. These businesses will employ and disciple hundreds of locals, serving as a hub and a model for West African industrial and economic development. Our second EMI team will focus on continued planning for the original site and a new 212-acre site with a potential steel mill.