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!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

How sick can someone be??????

I have seen a lot and heard many bad stories...but this one is a really bad one!! Friday evening the Police brought this little boy to Amecet. Badly wounded, dehydrated, malnourished and anemic. No emotions, they told us the following terrible story: the mother of the boy separated from the father and left, leaving her son behind with the father and the stepmother. What really happened I don't know, or how long it was going on, I don't know, but they told us that the stepmother  had buried the child alive, only the head and the chest were above the soil. This was going on for three days, also the grandmother was involved. At the end a neighbour reported to the Police and they rescued the child and put the stepmother, the father and the grandmother behind bars. The child got first aid in the health centre and then they brought the child to us. We think he must be at least 18 months old.
My heart almost broke, when I saw this little innocent boy. He has big wounds all over his body, but a very deep one on his right foot. We brought him to the Doctor on Saturday morning and he is now on treatment. And a lot of protein rich food, he has edema as well. He needs a lot of care and love, I can not imagine what this child must have felt and experienced..... 
This picture is from this morning (Sunday) you can see a very careful smile....... This brought almost again tears into our eyes. This child needs a lot of prayers, he needs to learn to trust again.... but a careful smile is a good beginning........