- Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Then we had together a time of singing under the tree, we encouraged the children with a word from the Bible.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
After the meal we left, with the bigger children only, for the sports field, where the final match was to be played in the Amecet tournement. It was just raining and we stayed in the car until it was dry. But the people who were watching had their own umbrella's, (chairs).
This is the winning team, they received the Amecet trophy, which made them very excited!
And this is the big price, a bull! We kept him a bit aside, because of the noise, he might become wild.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Simon explained more about the programme tomorrow annd we gave them all a red T shirt and brought them to their beds. Some of the big guys sleep in the YWAM base and a couple of little girls in Amecet. The rest in Amun. I hope that they all will sleep wel.
And tomorrow is the big day, the playground is not finished yet, I was really disappointed, but we can´t do anything about it.
We will see what will happen, for now... I am going to bed!!!!!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
We all stepped in the YWAM bus, ready for action!The first place of action was in front of Soroti Hospital, the zebra crossing was very faded and we started with cleaning the dirt. There were some traffic policemen present, to stop the traffic, so we could work in safety and the paint could get dry before the vehicles drove over it .Then the painting started, there were a number of brushes and under the guiding of some technical people we brought the zebra crossing back to life!The children also helped and it was really fun to see how we all worked together and the reactions from the people who saw us painting. We were a very divert group, the members of the Lions club were working very hard, the mayor of Soroti was also painting , together with his wife, next to Joshua and Christine from Amecet!We alkso did the zebra crossing in the mainstreet and then the paint was over! here a picture from the whole group on the mainstreet in the middle of Soroti town. We went home thirsty but everybody had enjoyed it and Soroti is a safer place!
We were just back in Amecet when some people came asking for help. The day before was a little baby girl born in Soroti hospital by ceasarian, the mother passed away one hour later! Thde father came to ask if we could help with the baby. We got all the details and agreed to drive behind them to pick the baby and take her to Amecet. After the mother had passed away, they took the body of the mother and the little baby to a home of friends. They tried to organize a vehicle to take the body back to the village for burial. When we arrived at the home the body was laying there, while the baby was in the house. It was such a sad situation. We took the baby home to Amecet.Gerdi is holding the little girl Theresa, while I am driving back to Amecet. I still had the paint from the zebra crossings on my hands, but we are open to receive a little baby who needs help. That is what it is all about. The little baby looks good, but had some difficulties with drinking, I hope she wil pick up. Tomorrow we are going to pick 40 children from the villages. All those children have been in Amecet. It will be so nice to see them again!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Dr. Wandera reviews Christine
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Cor and Bernard brought a lot of things from Holland, one of the things I am so happy with, are new covers for our cusions. We directly pulled the old covers away and put the new ones out! And see here the result!! They are all sewed by two Dutch ladies, Lisette and Sonja, who came to help us for a couple of weeks, earlier this year. They saw our cushions and offered to make new ones. Thank you sooooooo much Lisette and Sonja for the great work you did for us. It really looks beautiful and cheerful and just in time for our anniversary, when many people will visit our home.
Tomorrow a busy day, checking the playground, the banners for hanging in the street, going with some children for review and new medicines to the hospital, extra meeting for the anniversary committees and more.....
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Today we left Soroti to travel to Kampala. It is a drive from about 6 hours. Simon was driving and I had my whole family with me (Sarah, Helen and Catherine) and also Mary joined us. It is the first time we traveled with Catherine, but it went well, I had a lot of help from Sarah and Mary.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
At the end we all went to Soroti hotel for a nice cold drink. There is also a lot of grass there where you can run around! We had a lot of fun and they all decided that the playground was good and we go for another "test"later this week, when all the plaything are finished!!!