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, January 25, 2016

Sad and strange baby stories...




 In the last 12 days we received 9 babies in Amecet, so many...... and the stories are so sad and some are really strange.....


It all started on January 13, I wrote about that baby, we have called him Elias, around one week old and he was found along the road in Katakwi. Up till now, we haven't heard from the Police that they found the family... He is doing well and is drinking good!
Than on January 14, two 3 days old tiny twin girls were brought. The mother passed away after the delivery. They were very small, their weight was 1.8 and 2.1 kg. They have been gaining a little bit by now..
We started the Amun week on January 16, we had 41 children extra in our Amun home for a week of training and encouragement. the Amun home is almost next to Amecet home and on January 19 I got a telephone call from the Police that there was found a baby in the Arapai Market.. I went to the Police station to pick the baby, it was a strange story, the baby was around 4 months old and was found lying in the grass on the empty market with a note tucked in his clothes. On the note was written where they could find the father.... The Police asked us to take the baby for safe keeping, while they were doing the investigations.
On January 20, an one day old baby was brought by the family, the mother died after the delivery because of serious bleeding, that same day, 2 hours later, another baby boy was brought, he was also one day old. The mother died after the delivery and the father ran away, the couple was not married. The uncle and the auntie brought the baby, they will be the ones to care for the baby, after Amecet.
On January 21, the police called, they were coming with the mother of the baby who was abandoned in the Market on January 19. The mother lived together with a boyfriend, who was not the father of the baby, and he had taken the baby and abandoned him in the market. The mother was not involved. But the couple were both in the Police cells, the boyfriend for child trafficking and the mother for not reporting the matter. The mother was happy to see her son again and they left with the little baby... That same afternoon a family came with a baby boy of one week old. They got a phone call a week ago that their niece had given birth in Kampala, and the condition of the mother was very serious. They rushed to Kampala and sat for one week at the bed of their niece, who was unconscious, she died a week later and they took the baby back to Soroti and asked us for help..The niece had just finished her education and had been looking for a job, nobody knows who the father of the baby is.....
Yesterday, January 24, an auntie came with a baby of 2 weeks old, very small and tiny, his weight was only 1.8 kg. The mother has a mental problem and rejects the baby, she also was in the hospital for complications after a previous operation, so another little fellow in the baby room.
Today, January 25, two Police  officers came from Ngora, a District East of Soroti, they were holding a small baby. They told us that they found the baby with a lady they suspect that she stole the baby. The lady came from Kenya and is not the biologic mother. She had different stories and said she found the baby, but could not say where, in Kenya.... The baby had been in the Police cells since Saturday and they were worried about the baby, so they brought the baby to Amecet, so that he is in safe hands..The lady is still in the Police cells and they hope she will tell them where the baby comes from. The baby was not well fed and he was not bathed for 2 days. So the staff bathed him and weighed him, he was 2.5 kg and we think that he is 3 weeks old. While the staff was making his bottle, he was crying so much that the only thing to quiet him was a  (clean) finger....
As you can imagine, we are quite full now. Please pray for the night duty staff, they are with only two people and to feed all those small babies every three hours....

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