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, November 10, 2010

Going HOME....

Yesterday at 6.15 pm little Paul went to be with Jesus. I wrote about him in the blog of October 22 and October 30. This little boy has suffered so much. He was now 9 months old and his weight was only 2,8 kg.
Still it was so painful to see this little man, who had been fighting for life so much, dying. At around 2.30 pm, he had suddenly problems with breathing, we put him on oxygen and held him in our arms until he left us very peacefully.

Today we let his little coffin made and we bought posho and beans for the family. We have been trying to call a relative and in the morning we had contact with the family. We left with 5 staff members to bring paul back to his relatives. It was a long and very rough ride! Because of the rain, there were many holes in the roads and it was very muddy at times. We had to use our 4 wheel drive! We had to drive for almost 3 hours, got a downpour of rain, so we had to put the posho and beans inside the car and I sat with the coffin om my knees, so that it was not getting wet. You can hardly see "the road" at times, because they are not wider that a bicycle path.           
When we arrived at the family, I had to give a report about the course of the sicknes and how Paul died. Then we left, because it was still a long way, back to Soroti. The family will burry Paul tomorrow.
Paul's mother has died and I think that God wanted us to serve Paul in his last days. His sister was too busy to look after him, we have cared for him, we have loved him and we have prayed for him.... And now he has no more pain and he is HOME!

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