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, June 2, 2011

An exciting day...

Our day started with finding my bag laying out in the garden, our dogs had played with it, but how did it came there? Then I remembered that I had found the screens, we have for the windows, standing open the night before. Someone had grapped my bag through the the iron bars, we have in front of our windows. The bag had been empty, so they had thrown it away and the dogs played with it during the night. Half an hour later one staff came in to tell me that they found her bags laying behind the house in the grass. I went there and told them not to touch anything. I called Simon and later that morning he came with the police and their sniffing dog. That was really impressive, the dog sniffed, walked around the fence, out through the open garden of the neighbours to the house behind us. He walked there to our fence, he turned around walked into the house, to a certain room and sat down. His job was over! In the house behind us they keep some children, but there are also some streetkids who sleep there sometimes. There is no supervision and the boys have been coming over the fence to steal from our compound. We have caught them before, taking scraps of metal, but now it became more serious. They know when we are all in the house, before the dogs are out and then they come to roam around. The police and the probation office are involved and they are brought to a remand home in Mbale. The room where the dog went to was the room where they sleep.

The second event this day, were the parcels, I picked from the post office. There was a Dutch girl, Bonnie, who came last year for some months to help us. At the end of her stay, there was a suprise visit from her mother and they asked us if they could help us with something. In several room were the curtains in a very sad state, they said they were going to measure all the rooms and find nice curtain material and make the curtains for us. And in that parcel were all the curtains!!!! We hang them directly and the result is beautiful. Such a blessing for us, you can't find nice children material here in Uganda, we are really grateful for them. I add some pictures of the rooms! Bonnie, Wilma and Oma, one more time: hartelijk bedankt!!!!! Our night duty room, with the new curtains! Esther is preparing the daily medicines for the children.

In this room the toddlers are sleeping. Also with new curtains!!!

And this is the room where the smallest baby's sleep, very cute with the red, blue and white.

We have two rooms for older children. In this room sleep 3 older girls.

There were even new curtains for our office! I think, now I have to clean up my office a bit!!

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