EI is centred on its people. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are viewed as a family. To us the relationships between our workers and the people we are working with are of utmost importance. We care about the people who are willing to serve God, giving up their ‘normal’ lifestyle to go where he has called them.
Simon and Victoria Ewing
Simon and Victoria have been married since 2008 and have two children, Tabitha (born 2013) and Reuben (born 2015). Shortly after getting married, Simon and Victoria spent 3 years in Malawi. In Malawi, Victoria conducted PhD research exploring the challenges families experience in accessing health services, and Simon was involved in a number of things including IT teaching and overseeing a hospital extension building project. Since leaving Malawi, Simon has completed an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems, while working full-time as an aerospace engineer. Victoria has been mainly looking after the children.
The Ewings are making their preparations to go to the Mwanza region in Tanzania, where they will be involved with the communities living on the rural Islands on Lake Victoria. Simon will be particularly considering how he can assist with issues around energy, initially this is likely to be through setting up and supporting a project to distribute fuel efficient stoves. Victoria will be focusing on using her public health skills to support a local NGO through establishing and supporting a community health education project. They are looking forward to returning to Africa and are excited to see what God has in store for them and are praying that God will use them to do his work in this new venture.
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Tim and Rachel Monger
Serving with EIUK in Tanzania since September 2010, as Tanzania Country Directors since February 2018.
Tim and Rachel are based in Mwanza with their two daughters, Amisadai (born 2003) and Louisa (born 2006). They work in partnership with the Tanzania Assemblies of God, seeking to serve the local church in helping their ministry to the poor. They emphasise the importance of spiritual and physical transformation through the projects which include Bible teaching and pastoral training, conservation agriculture and tree planting, fuel efficient stoves, beekeeping, health education and entrepreneurship.
Rachel works with Under the Same Sun supporting the Upendo wa Mama groups in Mwanza and Dar es Salaam.
Dave and Tricia Rollett
Their story together started at their first day at All Nations Christian College, where they went to prepare for cross-cultural mission. Prior to All Nations, Dave had enjoyed working as a personal trainer, but had felt God’s challenge was to ‘train for Him’ instead. Tricia had been working of a Christian charity campaigning on global poverty and had the desire to get involved in holistic mission first-hand. They were married in 2012 and for the last three years have been based in Colchester, where Dave has been an Assistant Minister and Tricia has been mum to Titus.
They are excited to be working with EI and hope to contribute from their existing skills and training while continuing to grow and learn about serving cross-culturally in a rural development setting. They plan to join the EI team in Iringa in the new year, working alongside local churches to help communities address the challenges they face, whether poor health, lack of water, deforestation or food insecurity. Their role will include encouraging, supporting and building the capacity of local staff, church and community groups. They’ll be assisting the running and monitoring of two new projects: a water, sanitation and hygiene project, and a ‘Churches, Livelihoods and Environment’ project which will help churches identify how best to serve their community and improve their environment and will provide training on tree nurseries, conservation agriculture, microfinance and fuel efficient stoves.
Andrew and Miriam Wingfield
The Wingfield family have served as Country Representatives in Tanzania since 2005. At the beginning of February 2018, following God’s leading, they returned to the UK in preparation for Andrew taking up a new role as Associate Pastor of their sending church, Union Baptist in High Wycombe. Andrew will be continuing a part time role with Emmanuel International, especially supporting the work in Tanzania, following up on the registration process of EI in Tanzania and developing the new Tanzanian board.
Sue Fallon (left) is General Manager of the EIUK office.
Originally from the UK, Sue worked for over 20 years at our Headquarters in Stouffville, Ontario just outside Toronto. She co-ordinated our Training School which all our workers attend and was the Finance Administration Assistant at Head Office. She was also Youth Pastor to 4 local churches.
In 2005 Sue felt God calling her to return to England to join the UK Team in Chichester. She took up the post of Operations Co-ordinator and was appointed General Manager in 2006.
Linda Fitzmaurice (middle) is Personal Assistant to the General Manager.
She is originally from South Africa and has settled in the UK with her husband and son. She started working with EI in 2006.
Andy Sharpe (right) is Fundraising Support.
Having worked with EI in Tanzania, together with his wife Angela, from 2010 till 2015, he is now helping the EI UK office with funding applications and promotions.
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