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, October 10, 2012

A new "baby" Joseph...

 Today we received a letter from the doctor from the maternity ward. There was a baby, who lost his mother, if we please could help? Together with Petra I went to the hospital where I heard the sad story. The mother was only 18 years old, the father 19. She had given birth at home and started to bleed, they brought her to the hospital, but died on the way. The nurse I spoke said that she looked white, because of the loss of so much blood. On the picture here, you see the father with his cousin. The father has a lot of problems, they were not (yet) married, so there was no dowry paid yet. The family of the mother is angry, because he "killed" their daughter. Before they can bury her, the father has to pay first the dowry, he is then married! And then he can bury her. The baby is cute, and full term, but he had not drank anything after he was born, that was 18 hours ago!! we asked if he could give him a name, and after talking, his name became Edomu Joseph! So we got us a new Joseph, we call him baby Joseph, because the name Joseph is still in our heart and mind! Yesterday we also got a new boy, he is one year old and is called Emmanuel. Both his parents died of AIDS and last week his grandmother, who cared for him, died. He is malnourished, but HIV- and he has malaria.
Baby Joseph

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