A Legacy of Global Care
EMI's CEO Jim Hall has entered into his rest, leaving behind a legacy of deep care for EMI's global staff. Jim passed away November 28, 2011 from a sudden recurrence of melanoma cancer. In his last days, Jim was cared for by his loving wife Nancy, his children, grandchildren and parents.
We were blessed and transformed to have Jim shepherd EMI the past three and a half years. As a result of Jim's pastoral heart and care for people, EMI grew tremendously in relational connectedness. As a strong father figure, Jim nurtured our 100-person global family toward greater maturity.
Click to view a larger size
This March, EMI's India and Canada offices have moved into new professional spaces in Delhi and Calgary to accommodate this growth and to be better positioned to mobilize design professionals to serve the poor. These moves are manifestations not only of Jim's gentle and clear leadership, but also of the increasing opportunities for EMI to have a greater impact for the Kingdom of God in the coming years.
As we embrace these opportunities, we want to continue Jim's legacy of caring for EMI staff in three practical ways. The first is to help financially support Jim's widow Nancy during this difficult time of transition. The second is to provide some inexpensive term life insurance for EMI's staff members as a financial shield should another tragedy occur in the future. The third is to provide additional human resources and logistical support for our world-wide staff, many of whom are ministering in difficult cross-cultural environments. This member care will increase the ability of EMI's global team to advance God's kingdom around the world.
We estimate that it will take $90,000 to continue Jim's legacy of care in these three ways. If you would like to join with us in this Global Care Campaign please follow the "Donate Now" button on this page.
Also please pray for EMI's Board of Trustees as they seek out our next CEO, and for the ongoing work of EMI in the world. This semester, fifteen EMI teams are designing new projects to bring the good news of God's love to the poor – from a hospital in Liberia, to a vocational training center in Bangladesh, to a youth camp in Ecuador. Jim Hall helped us realize we need to care for each other as we care for the poor, and we praise God for your partnership with this ministry. Thank you for your support during this crucial transitional time at EMI.
For His Kingdom,