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!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The wedding of Amos....

Amos is the Probation officer (child protection). As Amecet we work a lot with the Probation office, very often we get children via them and they also are monitoring the few adoptions which went via Amecet. There are quite some of you, who read this, who have been with us in Amecet, then you must know him. He comes often by to visit or to check for something.
Today it was his wedding day, it was a tradional wedding, held in the village where the girl lives. So we went with a car full, with staff and children to support him. It is a real show, because we are friends from him, we come together with him in a big group. Then, when we are sitting under some tents, there are several groups of ladies coming and the family of Amos must inspect them and see if the real "lady" is among them. The first group was a group of little girls, no, she was not among them, then the family brings the next group, that were old ladies, no, not among them, she was among the fourth and last group. The group walks slowly, on a music beat and kneels in front of the group guests who came with Amos. This is what you can see on the picture here below. She (Jane) is the fourth from the left. While they were recongnising that she was the one, it started to blow terrible. It is already a little bit on the picture (tablecloth) The men had to hang everywhere on the poles of the tents, the little tent with the wedding cake blew away and it started to rain. As you can see on the picture, we haven't had rain for a long time, it is very dry.
After the rain everything went put back again (except some pieces of the cake) and jane came out to search in our group for her man! When she found him she brought him out for everyone to see. They were very happy together.

We all enjoyed the afternoon, there was also a nice meal for everyone. And we are happy for Amos and Jane. We know Amos as a dedicated man, with a heart for children. He is always ready to go with you, to help a child. I am happy for him that he now will have a home and a family that belongs to him. We wish them many happy years!!

And I know that some of you enjoyed this little piece of news!!!!!

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