JOCUM (YWAM) Boy's Home
Joao Pessoa, Brazil
eMiC Project 5392
January 28 - February 4, 2006
April 2009: Design complete. Construction halted due to lack of ministry staff.
Greg Young - eMiC team leader
Glen Woodruff - eMi US team leader
Kelly Janz - architect
Leon Plett- structural engineer
Robert Plett- structural engineer
Kevin Wiens- civil engineer
John Wilder - civil engineer
Roland Wiebe- civil tech
Media & Ministry Reports
Rocks and Duct Tape!: Water System Solutions Made Simple
Association of Christian Design Professionals (March 2008)
Brazil Project Promises Hope
Calgary Herald (January 27, 2006)
Original Project Scope
On the eastern-most point of the Americas is a little known city called
Joao Pessoa. There, Isaac and Betania Saboia have dedicated themselves
to the development of a YWAM base whose primary outreach work has been
rescuing boys of the streets.
eMi first sent a team to serve this amazing ministry in the Fall of 2000. Since then, development has proceeded steadily with the construction of the first boys’ home and the kitchen and dining hall.
Today, they are in need of a new type of home for younger boys with a family home atmosphere. Also, the site’s utility infrastructures of water, power, and wastewater need to be studied and new long-range plans developed for improvements and expansion. We’ll need a full architectural and engineering team to address all these issues.