- 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!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The first picture is Patrick, 7 weeks old, his weight is 1560 grams and the second picture is from 2 weeks ago, he is now just over 5 months and his weight is 4500 gram!
I wrote about Patrick in our Blog from October 24, 2010 (120 gram in 5 days) and in our Blog of November 21, 2010, where we had a 2kg. party for Patrick.
Patrick is the second from triplets, his brother and sister are both twice his size! The mother could not handle the three of them, so Patrick came to live with us for a while. It took 1 month to get him above the 2 kg. but after that he was gaining, steadily. He is still smaller than his brother and sister, but he is a temperamentful child. His mother came to pick him today, she was so happy to see him healthy and smiling. The mother has in total 9 children, it is good that there are some hands at home to help with those three babies. It was for us a joy to hand him back to his family, we hope and pray that Patrick will do well at home. I am sure his brothers and sisters will love him, he is such a cute and handsome little fellow!
On this picture you see Patrick in the middle.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Today we brought David back to his relatives, the lady who is carrying him is an auntie and the man at the right, behind her is the clan leader, one of the grandfathers. They were very willing to care for David. He was very welcome. It is nice to bring David back to his relatives, his mother is still in jail, but at least he has a place where he belongs. The grandmother will come to Amecet every two week for porridge flour, sugar and soap and they will also come to our "come back days". I pray they will love David and care for him.
While we were in the village I got a phone call from Emmanuel and his grandmother from Otoboi. The cow, we gave some years ago, just gave birth to a calf. They were so excited that they wanted me to know it right away!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Then we ate together! Everybody enjoyed the meal, our cooks who didn't have to cook and nobody had to clean up and wash the dishes! We just ate, had fellowship and enjoyed each other!
At the end we made a group picture on the little bridge. When I see this big group of people I am so thank ful to God. We started so small, with two staff members (Helen and me) and see what a big group we have now.
We climbed in the YWAM bus and drove back to Amecet, everybody was happy and felt good.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Mary is packing her "BOX" under the supervision of Christine and Immaculette.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Esther is a beautiful little girl, today, we are 2 days further, Esther can drink now from the bottle and she is able to drink 25 ml in one go, she doesn't look yellow anymore.
We have big hopes for Esther!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This is again a competition between two groups, carry a cup with water on your head to the other side. And try as a group, to get the most water in the bucket. On this picture has John (left) some difficulties to get the water in the bucket.
This is a picture from Immaculette, carrying a cup of water on her head. This is the same girl who was so very sick, only 5 days ago! We are so thankful and so happy to see her enjoying life again. She still has a long way to go, but we see joy in her eyes again.
And that is what keeps us going, right now we have a little baby of 4 weeks, who is very sick, she is on and off on drip, has fever, diarrhea and vomiting. We are worried about the little girl, but then I look at Immaculette, and I get encouraged, if we do what we can, God will do the rest!