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!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Her legs were made for walking....4

Maybe some of you read our first 3 versions of "her legs were made for walking"? It is a long story, we had a long break, because of the wounds on Gloria's heels. But the wounds are healed and we decided today that we will start the splints again. It is not an easy decision, because we know that Gloria will cry a lot, but it is necessary, Gloria will never walk, when we are not tough on her now. So today is the day!

First we gave together with Gloria, splints to her little mouse. The mouse was with her all the way and seems to give her comfort, so the mouse has also splints!!!

Gloria thought it was interesting and she helped sticking the tape around the leg of the mouse, but her eyes went at times to her own splints, which were laying next to her.

But then we put the splints on Gloria, that was a different story. She screamed and cried and fought, but it has to be done, and here she is sitting with her splints, very angry and crying.

And after a while of screaming and crying she was so exhausted that she felt asleep on the veranda outside. Of course with the mouse!

It won't be an easy time for Gloria, and also not for us. But we have to be firm, we made a schedule for her and she has to wear her splints, even she is very angry at us. Pray that she will not get wounds and that we see progress.

This is baby George, he is only 11 hours old! He was born early this morning at home. The delivery went ok, but then the mother started to bleed, they tried to bring her to a hospital, on a bicycle, but she died on the way. So sad, a beautiful little boy with such a sad and difficult start in life. His weight is 2.8 kg. We pray he will grow and be a blessing to his father!


  1. Kan me Gloria nog goed herinneren, altijd aan het huilen, maar toen nog zonder reden. Hoop dat ze snel aan de spalkjes went en dat ze langzaam aan zal leren lopen! Marjet

  2. Hoi allemaal heel veel succes met gloria vooral gedurende de nacht, want wat heeft die een longen zeg. Ik vind het echt super dat haar hielen eindelijk genezen zijn zo zie je maar weer wat je met een beetje honing en vooral heel veel geduld kan bereiken. Groetjes Ninke

  3. Wij wensen Gloria en jullie veel sterkte toe en hopen dat Gloria met hulp van God, jullie en natuurlijk ook van de muis langzaam zou leren te lopen. Voor de kleine George wensen wij ook het beste. Wij zijn verdrietig dat zo veel moeders tijdens en na de geboorte overlijden. Wij zullen in onze gebeden aan haar denken en ook voor a goede toekomst voor George bidden.
    Groetjes Jaap en Martell

  4. wat fijn dat haar hielen zijn genezen. Ik ben wel heel erg benieuwd hoe het nu verder met haar gaat, al minder aan het huilen? misschien al een stapje? Heel veel sterkte en een lange adem toegewenst, het zal niet snel gaan met haar denk ik zo.
    Groetjes Lisette