Maggie McNeil traveled to Uganda 15 years ago with the intent to be a support for her family who had moved to Uganda a year or so before. Within 3 months of this move, she was convinced that God wanted her to stay longer than she had initially planned, eventually even becoming a citizen. Over the next several years, Maggie’s service with the EMI Uganda office has evolved to include initial assessment of volunteer housing, office administration; reviewing and updating local transportation resources; recruiting, supervisory and training roles; and being the office Jaja (Grandmother). Her favorite and long-standing role within EMI Uganda has been in the care and keeping of our interns and guests. Maggie has often been the first welcome for new interns and has carried out the housing orientation for the fresh faced and jet-lagged, keeping an eye on sick interns and sternly instructing the overstrained to take care of themselves.
Here’s to and in appreciation of Maggie, who continues to be a blessing to EMI.