Emily has been serving as a long-term missionary at Neema Village in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa since 2017. During 2017 and 2018, she served as the Volunteer Coordinator and Bookkeeper. Beginning in 2019, Emily transitioned to Neema’s newly created position of Outreach Director.

Neema Village Tanzania, Inc, is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit in the USA and it is a registered NGO in Tanzania.  In Swahili, “Neema” means “grace.” Any good work being done through Neema is because of the abundant grace of God!

“Neema Village, which began as “Neema House” in 2012, is a rescue center for abandoned, orphaned and at-risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. Since that time, more than two hundred thirty babies have been rescued, many abandoned babies have been adopted, and other babies who lost their mothers during childbirth were saved and have now been able to return home to an extended family member.” 

To learn more about Neema Village, visit their website at