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Impact Ministries
eMiC Project 10050

February 6-16, 2015

Project Status
April 2016: construction underway

Project Team
Greg Young - eMiC team leader
Braden Swab - eMiC co-lead
Katey Patterson - eMiC intern
Peter Hildebrand - architect
Kim Nordhoff - architect
Leon Plett - sturctural
Angie Gilman - civil
Jamie Schmidt - civil
Bob Smith - electrical
Patrick Cochrane - surveyor
David Marquardt - surveyor
Cameron Young


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Media & Ministry Reports

Team Impact
Inside eMi Web Feature (May 2016)

Why Vision Needs a Voice
eMiC Connected (Christmas 2015)

Chisac II, Engineering Ministries & the Orphanage
Impact Ministries Newsletter (June 2015)

eMi Orphanage and Chisac II Survey & Design
Impact NOW (May 26, 2015)

Lakehead Alumnus designs orphanage abroad
The Argus (March 31, 2015)

Our Community: Victoria engineer helps orphanage in Guatemala scroll down
Times Colonist (March 13, 2015)

Civil engineer helps design a world of hope in Guatemala
Westman Journal (March 12, 2015)

Original Project Scope
Impact Ministries lives out its mission in Tactic by building and operating the Vida Christian Schools, medical clinics, facilitating short term mission team ministry, and supporting the growth and development of the Rio de Vida Church.

It is estimated that there are between 36,000 and 370,000 orphans in Guatemala.  These abandoned children weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of the Impact Ministries staff.   After hearing the words of James 1:27, the Ministerios Impacto staff, together with the Rio de Vida Church, have been asking the Lord what their role is in caring for orphans.  Two years ago, a committee of individuals from Guatemala and Canada began the process of planning an orphanage as a partnership between the Rio de Vida Church and Impact Ministries.  In the fall of 2013, the Impact Ministries’ International Council approved development of an orphanage in Tactic (which will be built on land in Chisac, just outside Tactic).

In addition to the existing buildings and projects, the long term vision for the 40+ acre site includes the orphanage, the director’s home, offices, staff housing, Bible school classrooms, agricultural expansion and commercial development for sustainability, and a green/solar alternative energy project.

Join us in providing Impact Ministries with a comprehensive plan to build their capacity to serve the abandoned children of Guatemala.


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