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, May 21, 2011

We are back SOROTI!!

We are back in Soroti, after saying goodbye to all our dear friends and family, who have been so good to us, they blessed us so much, we really felt special. We were good in time at the airport and here we are waiting for boarding. Helen was talking on a toy phone to her friends in Holland and suddenly I heard her talk to her friends in Soroti, she had made the step from Holland to Soroti very fast. We had a good flight and were picked at the airport by Simon, together with Arja and Mary. We had to sleep one night in Entebbe and the next day we drove to SOROTI!!

For Sarah was the most special thing that she could see Catherine again. This is a little girl from 10 months old who has stolen Sarah's heart. Sarah has missed her a lot and now Catherine is carried by her everywhere. At the moment she is sick, and on IV medication, but seeing Sarah again brought a big smile on her face. Do you see the mango's hanging in the tree behind them?? We are very happy that the mango season is not yet finished and we have already eating several mango's today!!!

There was a BIG suprise for Helen in the garden! A big trampoline!! The youth group of the church of one of our Dutch volunteers gave this to Amecet. At first we were unable to buy the safety net, so we were just waiting for that net. Ton had put it up just in the week that we returned. Almost all the children already have jumped on it, and they love it! Helen has been jumping on it as well and is very happy to do so.

And me..... I am just happy to see all the baby's again, Miranda, Josephine, Simon, Esther and all the other staff have done a great job. They have had busy weeks, in my first week away, many baby's got malaria, so there was a lot of work. If you see this picture, are they not beautiful? The baby at the front is Moses. I wrote about him that he was taken back to his mother and her family, he was the baby found in the pighouse. This week they brought him back!!!!!! Can you believe it, taking a baby and bring him back after a week, if it is a thing!!! I feel so sad for Moses and pray that the rejection will not hurt him. We have to see what now, but he is a beautiful baby, we will love him while he is with us! It is good to be back, to see everybody again and to be back in our little house. I am almost ready with unpacking everything. In spite of the cold water in the shower, the electricity which is on/off, even the internet which was mostly not there today, it really feels HOME. The girls are happy to see their friends again and they are going back to school on Monday, at least if the bus is working.... You can see us push the schoolbus, this morning it didn't want to start. So Simon asked us to give him a push, and we managed, as you see on the second picture!!! This is all part of our life here....

1 comment:

  1. Fijn dat de reis zo goed is gegaan. Geniet nu weer lakker van het THUIS zijn. Geniet van de Mango's, de children, de vriendschappen. Wat een mooie foto van Sarah en Catherine. Wij hebben genoten van jullie bezoek aan Goes.
    Groetjes en een hele dikke knuffel voor Helen van Lars.

    Coby en de mannen.