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!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

In what world do we live????

That is what I ask myself at times and today it was a day that I was asking myself again that question: In what world do we live??? This morning we got a little baby of one month old, brought to Amecet by the grandmother and an auntie. A terrible story was behind this, The family had been to church, before they left the mother had prepared some beans. When they came back, they mingled Atapa to eat together with the beans. So the family (father, mother and three children, one still a baby) set down together to eat. After they ate, they got sick.... They were rushed to the hospital, one child died, the mother is still in critical condition, one child is stable and the father is also sick, but stable. The baby had not eaten the beans and is okay. The beans were poisoned! The baby is now with us, she is only one month old. A terrible story!
 Then in the afternoon, I am working in the office, the officer of the gender Police, here in Soroti, marched in: Els please come and look. I have a baby for you!
The story she told me was also not a good one: the neighbours asked the police for help. The baby was left by the parents in the hut and was crying for long hours. According to them, the parents were selling in the market and left the child alone at home. We took the child in, bathed and dressed him and fed him. It is a beautiful little baby boy. I think the parents will come for him, but they have to go via the Police and they will handle them. 
I am glad we could make the world a little bit better for those two children, at least for now.....

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