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, February 13, 2011

A home for David!

On 24/9/2010 around 11 o'clock in the morning, three men came to Amecet with a new born baby boy. They had found the baby in the bushes near the market. I looked at the baby and saw that the baby needed immediately medical attention. I asked the men to report to the police, while I ran with the baby to the clinic next to us. The doctor examined the baby: the lungs were not good, the breathing was difficult, the baby was burned by the sun and he was hydrated. The baby was put on IV fluids, oxygen and antibiotics. The baby was in pain, because of the sunburn on his body.
Some hours later the police came and they told us that they found the mother. She gave birth to the baby alone, outside in the bush and left him, she thought he was dead. The mother was taken into custody.
We called the baby David and he developed into a cute little boy, he didn't seem to have a lot of problems after his difficult start in life.
He was not sick many times, only some malaria, but that is common here. His mother was put in jail and sometimes his grandmother came to see him.

Today we brought David back to his relatives, the lady who is carrying him is an auntie and the man at the right, behind her is the clan leader, one of the grandfathers. They were very willing to care for David. He was very welcome. It is nice to bring David back to his relatives, his mother is still in jail, but at least he has a place where he belongs. The grandmother will come to Amecet every two week for porridge flour, sugar and soap and they will also come to our "come back days". I pray they will love David and care for him.

While we were in the village I got a phone call from Emmanuel and his grandmother from Otoboi. The cow, we gave some years ago, just gave birth to a calf. They were so excited that they wanted me to know it right away!

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