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!

Monday, June 15, 2015

- 4 + 4 =

This week four children are due to go home. They have been here all 2 - 4 months and they do really well. We contacted the family and they will come to pick their child. All the families are aware, we always make an agreement how long the child will stay with us. Some children need more time than what we agreed  in the beginning, so we contact the family and discuss. We invite the relatives to come and visit the children, but it is sometimes hard for them, They live deep in the village and transport cost a lot of money. But we hope that those four children will be doing well at home, in the midst of their own people.
Last week, the first set of twin arrived. This are Patricia and her twin brother Aron. They are 6 weeks old and their weight was only 2.5 and 2.8 kg. The grandfather brought them and asked our help. Their mother has a mental illness and she tried to strangle one of them. She doesn't want to breastfeed them so that is probably the reason that they are so small. The family hopes that when they can stay with us for some months, they will be changed and the mother will not bother them anymore. The grandparents will care for them later. We took them in, to give them safety and also because they are malnourished. They drink well and they both gained in one week already!! 
And today the second set of twins arrived in Amecet. This are two brothers, Peter and Charles. They were triplets and were born by Cesarean in the hospital, but one of the three baby's died directly and also the mother passed away, just after some hours. The two boys were taken back to the village, together with the bodies of their brother and their mother. We helped with milk money, but when they came this morning (I had asked the father to come with the baby's, so we could asses them) we felt we should help the baby's and also the family who is really suffering. They are now 1 month old, but their weight is 2.5 kg. The father was happy that we kept them in Amecet and is very willing to take the care over again, after 2 months. So their work is now drinking and gaining......

So 4 are going out and 4 are coming in.........

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