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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

R.I.P. Amida.........

Elias came to Amecet, this morning, with the news that Amida had died last night. What a shock, I couldn't believe it.... Amida has been twice in Amecet, in 2005 and in 2007. During her stay in 2007 she was very sick, I really thought she would not survive. One moment she even saw Jesus, it was such a very holy moment, in that little room!!! I wrote about this in my little book (sorry in Dutch) "Jij bent geen dood ding.." (page 26).
We kept having contact with her and helped her with school fees, last year she did a course in hair dressing, because that is what she wanted to become, a hair dresser. She always came to the Amun weeks and even in between she sometimes visited us. And today, the news that she had died....
Amida comes from a Muslim family, so Elias, Dominique and I went to visit the family, the burial will be today, in the afternoon. It was sad, crying people everywhere and Amida was laying there, she didn't look very bad. Then we heard the story from the mother.... Amida had stopped taking her ARV's for two months!!!! Nobody knew, they only found out some days ago... Amida is 20 years, so she managed her own medicines. I feel so sad, so frustrated, so angry in a way...... I cried this morning, why did she stop taking her medicines??? She knew that she needed them, why did she do that?? All kind of thoughts go through my head, I am confused, what did we miss???
I want to remember as I knew her, a funny girl with a special sense of humor, I also want to remember that she saw Jesus, I pray that she remembered that too, at the end.....

1 comment:

  1. Dit is heel moeilijk Els! Ik snap je frustraties en vragen. Dit voelt zo als niet nodig..