Prayer Request Updates from Engineering Ministries International

Thank you for your faithfulness to pray over the past few months that I have been traveling around the world! I look forward to sharing more about my time in Ghana and Nigeria with you through written accounts, pictures, video, and chats. For now, please enjoy the photos posted at

Thanks for praying for the recent EMI conference in North Carolina last month, too! I enjoyed making some presentations and connecting with past and future EMI volunteers at the disaster response training and the conference. May God continue to stir passion in the lives of design professionals to spread the gospel, offering hope in Jesus as they use their technical skills.

Please join me in lifting up two significant EMI family prayer requests that have been heavy on our hearts.

Ryan Hoffman is the son of Craig, an EMI staff member in the Colorado Springs office. Ryan, almost 2 years old, fell into a pool unnoticed and nearly drowned on October 13 while his family was on vacation. Ryan experienced seizures in his brain and has brain damage that could permanently range from learning disabilities to needing full assistance in everything from eating to going to the bathroom. Please join me in praying for Ryan and believing that God will reveal His glory in and through this situation. Visit for more of Ryan’s ongoing story.

Jim Hall, EMI’s CEO, was diagnosed with melanoma and had surgery on his lymph nodes late last month. Praise God that the cancer is out of his body! Only one node had a bit of cancer in it and the rest were clear, which his doctor called miraculous given the depth of tumor and that it had spread to the sentinel lymph node. Jim is recovering and on bed rest, but he is eager to return to EMI. Pray for healing, patience, and rest in God’s peace as Jim recovers.

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