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, November 15, 2010

A Thank you chicken!!!!

This is Yuben, on this picture he is only a couple of days old. He was born on 21/4/2009 in the main hospital in Soroti. His mother needed a Cesarean section, Yuben was born, but his mother didn't survive the operation. Yuben was brought to Amecet, if we could please help for some months. The mother has not been HIV+, so Yuben was also HIV-. He was a cute little baby, but we had struggled with him. He had a very bad skin condition, so dry that it kept on peeling off, he even got wounds with it. One time he was very sick, we had to go to the hospital with him for blood transfusion. He was sick  alot in the first months of his life. he stayed in Amecet for almost 6 months, we wanted to be sure that he was stable, before giving him back to his family. The father came to visit regularly and he found a new wife, who was willing to look after Yuben.
Last week the stepmother came to visit Amecet with Yuben. I couldn't believe my eyes, a little chubby man was walking around, was this Yuben, who had been so sick before???
Yuben is now 1 year and 6 months, he can walk and talk. They came to give me a chicken as a thank you.

I am so thankful that we could help him for those months, now he is a strong little boy, who brings joy to his family! I am glad we could play our small part in his life!!!!
And the chicken????? Tasted very good!!!

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