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, September 22, 2011

Burned and beaten for 30 $ cent

We zijn weer terug in Soroti! Simon was waiting for us and we just saw Ton and Arja thhrough the glass windows, they are now in Holland for a well earned break! Bernard and Joke are settling in at Amun and will take over the leadership of our second house for four weeks.

It was great to see everybody again, Immaculate and Christine 1 are doing quite well, we took them this morning for a review to the doctor, she was content with the way they are doing. Miranda did a great job, when I see some of the children and how they have changed in those 4 weeks, then I am so happy!

Can you believe that those pictures are from the same girl? The first picture was taken on 29/7 (also on that blog) Christine 2 was such a sadlooking little girl, she has been quite sick in between, but look at the second picture, that smile and this makes me really so happy, that is why we are here!!

And then those two pictures of Patrick! You can read how he got into Amecet in the blog of 23/8 and now look at this second picture! A beautiful little baby. Those two made my day today!!!!!

Now I want to share about the girl that has to do with the title of this blog! Around 2 pm the police came togetherwith a little girl of 8 years old, her name is Cecilia. They were alerted by the neighbours and they arrested the mother. Cecilia was hungry and took 800 shilling from the home (is about 30 US cents) the mother got so angry, she took a spoon, helkd it in the fire and started to beat Cecilia on her legs and in her face. The story goes that the mother beats Cecilia almost daily, Cecilia has to do most of the work at home, she is only 8!!!!! We took her to the doctor, he counted at least 100 wounds, some were a bit older, most were fresh. She will stay with us while the police tries to find the relatives of the father, who died some years ago. Then some hours later the police came again, but now with the four year old sister of Cecilia. They sleep on the same room, they probably want to sleep in the same bed!!It is such a sad story, the mother is in the police cell and the other children are with relatives. So as you can read.....I am completely back in Amecet!

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