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, February 15, 2016

We said goodbye to Innocent...

Simon left yesterday morning to Kampala and he arrived back in Soroti after midnight! He brought Innocent's body in the coffin and the mother and sister with him. They slept in Amecet and we placed the coffin in our night duty room. This morning, Simon wanted to proceed further to their village, so at 7.15 am, we gathered together as staff and children to pray together and say goodbye to Innocent. As I came into the room where the coffin stood, I was really touched by what I saw. Three of his friends, Apio Ruth, and the twins Moses and Peter, were sitting together on the bed, looking at the coffin. They were talking about Inno, they said that Inno was now sleeping in the box, and that he was gone to Jesus. It was so natural, so beautiful, no fear, no crying, just talking about their friend in the "box". It ministered to my heart.

The staff came in the room and we together thanked God for the time we had been able to care for Inno and for comfort for his family and also for us. Innocent looked so peaceful and he looked so much better than the last time that I saw him alive. We remembered how friendly and caring Inno always was towards the little children and how he giggled. We spoke out our questions why he had to die after all these chemo's, but we trust God, that He knows why. 
The coffin was carried out and placed at the back of our car. Simon was going to pick some more relatives and started his journey to their village. There will Innocent being laid to rest........

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