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!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Peter was not welcome....

When we were in Kampala, they came for the first time, but the staff who was working that time was not sure about them, so they asked them to come back today.
On this picture you see little Peter and his two sisters. It took Simon (mostly) and me two hours to get the true story. They lied so much. It was so sad and also frustrating to see them just trying to get the boy in our home, because they didn't want to care for him. The oldest sister is married and the other sister is only 13 years old and she wants to go back to school. Their parents died both of AIDS. Peter is 2 years old, he has AIDS and is very malnourished. His mother died in March 2011. The oldest sister took him in her home, but is now tired of him. In our talk with them we found out that Peter has a different father than his sisters, and this father is alive, but doesn't mind Peter. At the end of two hours talking, asking questions we also got a telephone number of one of their uncle's. Simon talked with the uncle on the phone and this uncle is willing to stand for Peter. Peter can't walk, he doesn't talk and he is a very sad little boy. He has a special type of malnutrition: kwasiorkor, that means that he has a lot of oedema. His feet are very swollen (see picture). We took him to the doctor and he also has malaria, an urinetract infection and a lung infection. He has started the treatment for all of those. We pray that the lungs will respond to the antibiotica, that he will not have TB.

The good thing is, that he loves to eat and he likes milk, so that will help to treat the malnutrition. Tonight he was sleeping so peacefully in his bed. We prayed this evening for him, asking God to heal him, his body and his emotions from all the rejection he got. We prayed for the joy of the Lord in his life. And that he will get to know that he does has a Father Who loves him!!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a sad story as many others on this blog, but what a blessing you guys are to so many.Peter is in my prayers together with others I've met on your blog. Be blessed Els for the work you and your team do for God! Love from Holland.