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!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bye Bye Michael!!!

As you probably all know, we had a wonderful boy in our home for the last 2.5 years. Michael came to Amecet after he was left alone in the hospital. Because his mother was never found again, we have been praying for a family to come along for him. Michael has cerebral palsy and needs help with everything. He can not lift his head or control his muscles. But this boy is incredibly bright and happy. He was the sunshine of almost everybody in Amecet. If you have a bad moment or bad day, just go over and talk for a while with mike and he will make you day. Often we had worries about his future because staying forever in a baby home is not what we hoped for him. Then a family came along from the USA.
Michael handed over by the probation officer.
They fell in love with him as soon as they saw his profile at the adoption agency. His God given parents have been spending time with him when they came over in the end of June and Michael started to love them as well. Because of the paperwork and another son, they had to go back without Michael for one month. In the mean time, we talked with Michael about his parents and showed him pictures every day, and he loved it. Last Thursday his mother came over to pick Michael. He was so happy to see her, and even when she just had to pick a bag from the car he already started crying.
We found saying goodbye to him to be very difficult to do. We prayed for him and his family and sang our special goodbye song for them.
Now when you enter the living room in the mornings something is missing.  Our morning greetings from Michael.
But we also know that God has giving him this family and that puts us in awe of God's faithfulness!
Michael and his parents