We’re John and Janel Breitenstein, serving since 2012 with Engineering Ministries International (eMi),
eMi is a non-profit Christian development organization designing facilities that serve the poor in developing countries. These facilities (hospitals, orphanages, schools, clean water projects, etc.) directly impact communities by meeting physical needs and communicating God’s love in a practical way. We partner with Christian workers, pastors, and other non-profits who have a vision to help the poor and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Employing primarily local construction labor in our Construction Management program provides a ripe mission field for intentional evangelism and discipleship. See more about that in the video below.
John works full tie with EMI’s Global Leadership Team as Human Resources Director to implement important organizational changes and strategies.
Janel’s work occurs largely from home with the numbers of people that circulate through our gate, enjoying dinner with us or a cup of tea on the back porch. Most of her time is dedicated to caring for our family, particularly our four children, whom she educates.
Our family’s ministry is largely indirect, as we provide support for members of EMI—itself a support ministry. We are 100% devoted to this work of the gospel and excited to serve the work of EMI in bringing hope to the poorest of the poor.