Until recently, Marsali has been serving as a nurse at Dwelling Places, reaching out to street children in Kampala. She is currently on study leave, completing a Masters in Global Health at University College London from September 2016 – September 2017 and will then prayerfully consider her next posting.
80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion.
Marsali was raised on the Isle of Lewis and then in Skye. She trained as a general nurse in Glasgow before working with children in a mission hospital in South India. She then studied Paediatrics in London and specialised in Oncology and HIV at Great Ormond Street Hospital before moving to the Paediatric Emergency Department in Glasgow Yorkhill Hospital. She then felt God calling her to full time mission, and after joining AIM in 2000 was sent to serve at Dwelling Places in Uganda in 2001.
Dwelling Places works to rescue street children, rehabilitate them in the organisation’s home, and then resettle them back into their families and communities. Marsali says: ‘The health work is a vital aspect of outreach to the children living on the streets. We develop relationships and trust, assist in emergencies, comfort and encourage where possible, teaching about health and life skills. Our social workers work with the children who come off the streets, are part of our rehabilitation programme, family tracing, home visits, and resettlement. For those who have no existing relatives, we pioneer in adoption and foster care, and for some of our older adolescents, they continue into independent living.’
Marsali has recently completed a Masters in Global Health at University College London, she is now prayerfully considering her next assignment.
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Marsali is currently on study leave, completing a Masters in Global Health at University College London from September 2016 – September 2017 and will then prayerfully consider her next posting.
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Latest prayer points
- 1 December 2017
“In the last newsletter, I described the year as an amazing opportunity and privilege to study at this level, and at such a prestigious world renowned university. However, I also described the experience as ‘trying to learn Chinese at 100mph’ and ‘plodding through mud’. It was an incredible experience, but also very stressful and exhausting, so it was a great relief to finally hand in my thesis in Sept, and receive the pass mark in Oct…Please continue to pray for the ministry of Dwelling Places [DP], for Rita as the Founder as she moves into new areas of ministry, and yet so faithfully keeps loving, caring for and advocating for children at risk in Uganda and abroad. Pray for Damon and Maureen in DP leadership, they have such sacrificial servant spirits and pray for all the DP team, especially dear Nurse Mariam leading the health work. Pray for John and Krys Cassels, my AIM Unit leaders as they are now on leave until Feb, and Joel Skinner, the AIM Central Region leader, covering Chad, South Sudan, DR Congo, Central Africa Republic, Rwanda and Uganda.”
- 7 April 2017
“My class at university consists of a wide variety of nationalities, professions and characters! We are 90 in total… I thought we would all be medical folk, but we have a range [of backgrounds] from human rights, water engineers, policy-makers, researchers, etc. It makes the dynamic of the class very interesting with such a diverse spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. I am the only Christian in the class and any mention about God can either feel like a ‘lead balloon’, or a coldness or apathy – that was quite a surprise to me. No-one has been directly horrible to me, I have to say, but this coldness and antagonism to a faith perspective has woken me up to this time and season being a mission field, too.” Please pray that Marsali will be a good witness to her class and lecturers. Please also pray for God’s blessing on her studies.
- 17 April 2015
“At Dwelling Places we often try to rescue as many children as possible at the beginning of the year, it helps us in so many ways, especially in the health work. Once we do all our head-toe assessments, and treat internal ‘unwelcome visitors’ too, we take the kids for eye check-ups, dental, and HIV testings. Some children we recognise have special needs, possible learning difficulties, possible post abuse, trauma, requiring specialised services such as mental health assessments, education special needs, hearing/speech therapies. One new boy also had a significantly distended abdomen who we found out has major organ problems including heart, liver, spleen – we continue to assess what the best way forward is for him. And we also have a variety of emergencies such as one of our Youth hit at speed by a motorbike and sustained multiple fractures to her femur (connecting hip to knee), and required emergency surgery. Keeps us on our toes!!! Or should I say on our knees in prayer?”