Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams are now in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. All official EMI travel (including project travel) has been cancelled or postponed and no new travel plans are being prepared until further notice. EMI’s worldwide offices are in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home as they are able.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Hope Aparo

HR Manager
EMI Uganda
Joined EMI: January 2012

Professional Training & Experience

  • B.S. Community Psychology
  • Construction Administrator
  • SHRM 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition
  • EMI Uganda HR Manager

Ministry Experience

When the terms "ministry" and "missionary" are conventionally more directly used for one group of people and not the other (mainly your own), it is not uncommon to wonder how missional one's life is, or the extent to which one's work is considered ministry. Hope has been there. However, today she delightfully considers her service with EMI a calling as she offers support to national staff, expatriated staff and interns as they settle into the cross-cultural life found in EMI and Uganda. 

Hope joined staff with EMI in 2012. Prior to that, beginning in early 2008, she worked in an administrative role on EMI Uganda construction projects. 


Hope has 7 siblings, but as Jesus has shown us, family truly goes well beyond blood ties. She is also a part of the Hoyt family who also serve with EMI Uganda.