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If you are involved in sharing the love of God with the poor in word and deed, then you are the reason we exist as an organisation.

By providing free design services to Christian organisations around the world, the staff and volunteers of EMI UK desire to serve you as you serve others. Read on to find out how.

EMI UK provides a professional and experienced non-profit design service to missions and indigenous ministries throughout the developing world.

Around the world, EMI has been networking churches, Christian NGOs, volunteer design professionals, and interns to carry out planning and design projects for schools, hospitals, orphanages, water supply systems, and training centres. Combining practical design and cultural experience, our goal is to develop a culturally sensitive design that expresses the ministry's vision.


EMI provides design and planning services for approved development projects through a consultation process. The finished product typically consists of Architectural or Engineering drawings, reports, and/or cost estimates.

To qualify to receive design services from EMI UK, your project must meet a number of requirements:

  1. Serving the poor

    Jesus said, "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me." Matthew 25: 35-36

  2. Sharing the gospel

    Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

  3. Property ownership

    Every property is different. We want to make sure we serve you effectively and efficiently by designing for the property you have direct control of and will build on. Our application process will request proof of land ownership, but as in all things in the developing world, land ownership and control can take a variety of forms and at EMI UK, we will be open to discuss your specific circumstances.