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 12, 2011

Fat baby Simon goes home...

Simon came in Amecet in May, his mother was admitted in the clinic and died of a heart failure. Simon was 10 days old and his weight was 2.5 kg. (read the blog from 24/5/2011, little baby Simon) In his first 10 days with us, he was very weak and also very sick. We went almost every two days with him to the doctor. He was put on I.V. drip and we had to feed him by a NG tube, because he was too weak to drink from the bottle. Today he went home!!!! As you can see on the second picture, he is not the little baby Simon anymore, but the fat baby Simon! He is such a cute little man and we are so happy about him. His grandmother is very thankful and also excited about Simon. She said, his m,other died, I thought that he would also die, but now he lives and he is healthy!

They joined directly the "Come back day" class, we hold every 6 weeks for the baby's who went home. We invite the care takers to come and Esther and Rose, two of our Ugandan staff, have a small health teaching, a small Spiritual teaching, they talk with them about certain problems they encounter, they weigh the children and then they have lunch together. We give them a small food supplement home and today we were able to give them all some clothes, which we got from a Canadian team (not the one I wrote about yesterday) who is with us for two weeks. Here you see the group in full swing! All the ladies are mostly grandmothers and a few aunts. There were also two fathers present! The lunch is already waiting (mid front) Posho with brown beans (in the pink container). Behind you see the diapers to dry on the grass. Today, all the children had gained and they were glad with the clothes we gave! They were a happy group , going home at the end, we'll see them again in 6 weeks!
Catherine, a little girl of one year old, who went home in July, came at the end of the class. The caretaker had not done a very good job, she had lost weight and the ARVs were not given right. I am very concerned about her. Simon and I spoke with the lady and we decided not to take action yet. We gave her medicines again (counted!) and we will go next week on a surprise visit in their home.


  1. Goed om te horen dat Simon naar huis gaat! Wat erg van Chatherine.... hoop en bid voor verandering.

  2. Welcome home simon. A new phase of life is yet to start for him. Thanks for sharing.