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, March 6, 2011

Tree on the car.

Life in Amecet is never boring!!
We do not have many sick children at the moment, we brought even quite some children back to their relatives. But then other things happen....
Like today, it started to rain and rain!!! Pouring down, as if the heavens broke open! In no time the whole compound was under water, as you can see on this picture.

Then when the rain stopped (the sun came out again!!) we discovered that a very big branch had broken off and was laying on top of our car. As far we could see it was not too bad, but we had to get the branch off, before it would make more damage. We couldn't move the car behind,(there was a tree behind ), so under the instruction of Simon and Ton, we all helped holding the tree off the car....

While Ton and Simon cut branches off so that the weight of the branch would get less and we would be able to lift it off the car.

It was quite a job, Simon and Ton were working hard, while we, the girls, were trying to keep the the branch from the car.

Between this picture and the last one, was a bit of time. At the end the big side branches were off, so nothing could damage the car, the only thing is that we had to keep it lifted up and throw it aside. And there something went wrong and I ended up under the tree branch. I don't know how, but my T shirt was torn, my glasses bend and my shoulder bruised, and the side of my head was hurting. Helen was crying, she thought I was going to die under the tree. But it was not that bad, I am sitting here with ice on my head and Helen in my arms to show her, I am all right.
It was a good job, well done, in excellent team work!!!!


  1. Wat een watertoestand Els. We hopen dat je snel opknapt. We bidden ook voor je bloeddruk en je voet. Dikke knuffel voor je meiden en we zien je weer snel hier in Goes. leuk hoor je blog we kijken elke dag even. Dat brengt jullie allemaal zo dichtbij en kunnen we lekker meeleven

  2. Ook van ons beterschap en sterkte. Het is te hopen, dat de hele situatie bij jullie snel beter wordt en dat jij snel opknapt. Wij bidden voor jullie allemaal. En wij voelen het zelfde als Coby, wij zijn blij dat wij door de blog mogen medeleven. De beste wensen.

  3. I am glad you are ok Els! That is a scary thing to have happen to you!

    Melissa from canada