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, July 14, 2011

Twins for Josephine and Simon....

We have been quiet for a while, since we had no Internet for almost one week!!! But that doesn't mean that nothing is happening in Amecet. Last week Friday I wrote about Florence and her little baby girl. She is doing fine, she went home on Monday. The baby is drinking well, they named the baby after me, Els!! I am really honored! This morning we took some baby's from Amecet for immunization in the hospital and we met Florence and her husband, they went for check up and everything was fine!

But now I have to tell you about Monday 11th of July!! At 7 am I got a phone call from Simon, please come, we are already in the hospital! The twins were not yet expected to come, but with twins, you never know, I had just said two days earlier that they should get ready, because they might come earlier. Sarah was gone to school already, and I put Helen at the road, to wait for the school bus. I raced to the hospital. When I got there, I didn't see them, so I walked into the delivery room and there I saw Jospehine laying on the table. One baby was out already, a little baby girl and the second was still in. In between the contractions Josephine told me that she got pains at 5 am, at 6.30 am they decided to go to the hospital. The first baby came almost directly, the nurse was not even there, she delivered the baby alone, but everything was well with her, she started to cry. So at least we could support her with the second baby, which was a breech. But he came out as well, a little boy!

This picture was taken minutes after the second baby was born. Left is baby Josephine, which was born the first, she weights 1,6 kg and at the right baby Simon, his weight is 2 kg.

After both baby's were born Josephine was given a bed on the ward. The baby's, who were born 5 weeks per mature, were lying in the delivery room under a heater, but the electricity went off, so we called to Amecet and there were warm blankets brought and warm water bottles. So they could join their mother on the ward. And they were laying all on the same bed. Josephine is such a strong lady, she was happy that it went so fast, I think she had been a bit scared about the delivery. But now they were all there, Simon is also very proud of his two baby's. he even dared to carry them!

The brothers, Mark and Amos came to visit, they told us that they would help carry the boy, but not the girl, that one was for Faith, the oldest daughter of Simon and Josephine, they said.

The next day they went all home, and I heard that they are doing fine. Josephine is busy feeding them, but they are drinking OK. We are happy that everything went well, and that is not to be taken for granted, yesterday we got a beautiful baby girl in Amecet, she was also born on Monday, but her mother didn't make it.

We pray that the Orugon family will soon find their routine in having two little crying baby's around and that they will be a blessing for the family!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Els, zou je de hartelijke groeten en geluk wensen willen doen aan Josephine en simon! Gods zegen voor hun gezinnetje!