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, May 17, 2015

A rain shower.... and school stories.

 Rain is pouring down, everything is flooded in a short time, but it also sucks in the ground fast. We always live at on the veranda, there we feed the baby's, folding the clean laundry, the children play etc. When it starts to rain, which can happen very sudden and directly pour, we pick up everything and ran in side. If the sun comes out a little later, we go back outside again. It is vacation (last day) and all the children (including mine) are around.
Normally they play outside, but when it rains they play inside. We got quite some Lego and that is good to have for moments like this...
They also miss the school, I think, so they play school. Helen is always the teacher and she gives a lot of exams... But they enjoy it,....
Gabdesia is doing a bit better (right on this picture). we still feed the medicines and some extra feeding via the NG tube, she is more active, but still we pray for much more progress. We have another 7 year old girl, Christine, in almost the same situation. She is very weak and malnourished. we had hoped they would be friends, but they are not, they quarrel a lot. But the competition makes them more active:).
There are a lot of things going on in Amecet. In my last blog I wrote about the death of Joseph, his twin sister Mary is crying a lot. Very sad, there is more going on between twins than we know... Tomorrow we hope, Thomas will be operated at his eyes, please keep him in your prayers!!

Then all the schools start again after a month holidays. There are a number of children in Amecet who are going to nursery and primary school, but we also have several of our "old children" going to secondary or special courses. Elias is working with the older youth, he will be very busy with paying school fees, checking on them and helping them go back to school. Last week we brought Mary (my oldest daughter) to Lira, where she started in a nursing school, to become a nurse!! She is one of our first children in Amecet, we are proud of her!
This is Joshua Tyonti, he has been with us for a long time, went home and came back again. I have written about him before, his eyes are giving him a lot of problems. We take him to the eye hospital in Tororo. Joshua is always so happy and optimistic. He has suffered a lot with his eyes, but you don't hear him complain. One eye is as good as blind and also the other eye is not very good. We have been talking with him and his family and he will start this week in the school of the blind. Not an easy decision, but it will help him and may prepare him for the future. He is okay with it and we will bring him this week, The school is in Soroti and it is a boarding school. We will miss him, he is such a happy fellow to have around!!

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