If you were at church yesterday morning (20th Dec.) you would have heard Jenny speak about Mailys Baerg. Below is an excerpt from Mailys’ email.

Serving with eMi in Irrua, Nigeria
Starting in January, I will be serving six months with eMi, along with a team of volunteer professionals in Calgary, and overseas in Nigeria. We will be working together, in partnership with local churches in Irrua to design a children’s home. ‘Mary’s Home’ will house 50 orphans and other vulnerable children in family-style cottages with house parents to provide them with a family upbrining. We also envision a primary and post-primary school on part of the property.
God is so incredibly faithful! Not only has he opened the door for me to serve His people, but enabled me to do so using my skills and passion for design. I pray that God uses this experience to humble myself before Him, to grow in confidence, knowledge and ultimately be a light where there is darkness. He has equipped me to do good works. I am so excited about this opportunity to serve and minister and I ask you to join me.
– What you are is God’s gift to you; what you become is your gift to God –

Pray
‘Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work’ (A.B. Simpson). Prayer fuels mission, we are simply asking God to do His work through us. Please join me in praying for:
– A smooth adjustment to living in Calgary; that I form close friendships & connections, & that I don’t freeze
– Health & safety for myself & the team
– Unity & patience within the team as we seek to glorify God in all we do
– God to work in & through us; that may we grow individually in our spiritual life
– Our work & attitudes to be a reflection of Him & minister to those in need

Give
I am responsible for raising a minimum of $9200 for the six months, which covers travel, living, orientation and tuition expenses. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this extraordinary ministry by supporting me financially. There are also opportunities to support the project and eMi.
Online donations to me:
– Go to http://emicanada.org/donate.shtml
Please specify in the ‘purpose’ field that your donation is for: “Maïlys Baerg – 10054”

Online donations to the project:
Go to http://emicanada.org/donate.shtml
Please specify in the ‘purpose’ field that your donation is for: “Project 10054 – Nigeria”

Mail-in donations
Make a check payable to: eMi Canada
Fill out the pledge form provided for you (You can also download & print a pledge form online http://emicanada.org/donate.shtml)
Mail the check and the pledge form to: eMi Canada, Suite 201, 625-14th St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2A1

For more prayer requests and updates about the ministry, please follow my online blog.  architectureformissions.com