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, August 4, 2011

Kampala trip...

On Tuesday we left for Kampala. Simon was driving, Ton (from Amun home) came along, Sarah and Helen and me. We had a busy programme. First we had to go to the Dutch Embassy for the visa for Sarah and Helen. We are planning to go for 3 weeks to Holland at the end of August. My nephew is going to get married and Sarah and Helen will be Flower girls!! We had also several shoppings to do in Kampala, things you can't get in Soroti. At around 9 pm we arrived at the guesthouse were we staying for the night. The next morning we had an early breakfast and we left for the hospital. Sarah's checkup was due at the Heart Institute. Simon and Ton brought us to the hospital and they went to do shopping for the computer etc. Sarah and me went to see the doctor. The last time we were there, the doctor had told us, to start planning to give Sarah a defribillator. We went to the hospital in Holland where they did many tests and there the doctor said that it was too early for that. I had the report of the hospital in Holland with me. So the doctor read the report and I think he is not 100% agree with the doctor in Holland. But he said that it was ok, as long Sarah feels ok. When she starts to have heart rhythm problems or faints, we have to come back directly. he agreed with the increase of medication and we got 6 months of medicins and we were finished. I felt a bit uneasy after this visit, but I still feel good with waiting with this operation, it is not something you just do, it is a big and costly decision. We called Simon and they picked us from the gate of the hospital. It is at least 8 hours drive to Soroti, so we left directly. We wanted to try to get back in Soroti before dark. The last part of the road is full of holes and it is not good to drive there in the dark. That is why we ate our lunch in the car; Chicken on the stick!! Sarah and Helen love it, (as you can see on the pictures!)and the rest of us as well. At 8 pm we were back home (it was already dark). Good to see everybody again and to sleep in our own bed, every Kampala trip is always stressed and so busy.

We have a new member in the family! A little cat, we have not yet agreed on his name, so for now he is still pussycat! He has a job to do... he has to catch the mice which (un-invited) also crept in our Amecet family! I hope he will do a good job, but for now he loves to be hold and he is very good with the children!

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