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!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One goes out and two come in....

It is very busy in Amecet, we have so many baby's and quite a number are ill. We have many visits to the clinic next door!
But Joshua is gone home!!! His grandmother, you can see them here on the picture, came to pick him. She was so excited and even Joshua smiled a lot to her. Joshua has been two months with us in Amecet, his mother died after giving birth. He was a healthy baby, and we were happy to have him with us, for that time. The family is now at peace again, after the burial and the mourning time and are also happy to receive Joshua. The grandmother will be the one to help caring for him, but she is still a strong lady. Joshua, we pray that you will be a blessing to your family!

An empty bed, but not for long.......
A new baby girl was brought by her uncle and neighbour. A sad story, That same morning the mother had given birth at home, in the village, a neighbour helped her, but then she started to bleed, they put her on the back of a mototbike and set off to the health centre, on the way she passed away... The father collapsed and had to put on IV drip, so the uncle and the neighbour came with the little girl to Amecet. We took her in, they gave her the name Peace, it is a beautiful little girl and she is drinking well.

Then the next day this little baby was brought, by the father, the uncle and the grandmother. We were full for little baby's, but then I heard the story and saw the back of the baby, I knew we had to take this baby in.
The mother started to have labour pains, the health centre send them to the hospital, there they decided to do a caesarian section on the mother.
The baby came out, but the mother started to bleed and she died without coming out of the narcotics. During the procedure of the caesarian, the doctors cut the little baby in his back. The wound is a little bit infected. The family took the body of the mother and the baby to the village for burial. Then they brought the little boy to us. They call him Yobu (Atesso for Job). We moved some children up and we have still a bed for Yobu. He is put on antibiotica and he is drinking well. So we are going on.... Bringing healing to the children..

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