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, November 4, 2011

Two new baby's on one day.....

Yesterday we got two new born baby's in our home. We have now 10 baby's, you can image how loud our choir sometimes sings.....
This is Kenneth, he is only 11 days old. His father and a neighbour brought him. The mother died last week from a pneumonia. Maybe she was weak after the delivery, but she left 2 children behind. She was only 19 years old. Kenneth is a healthy baby (2.6 kg.) He was at first not drinking so well, but today he drinks better.
This baby was brought to us by the police. The little boy was found by the police in the bush. They also found the mother already, who is now in the police cells. She dumped the baby and told the people he died. He is only 4 days old. He is a beautiful little boy, his weight is 2.7 kg. He had no name, we have had other baby's who were found and often they were given the name Moses. Sarah told me last night to give him the name Emmanuel, because she said, his mother has left him, but God is with him. And that is what the name Emmanuel means: God with us!! This morning Simon and I went to the police station, to talk with the mother. We would like some more information and also see how and who she was. She is a girl of 17 years, quite confused and refusing to talk. We don't know why she did it, she could not say why she dumped her baby. We asked her about the name, she had no interest and when we asked if we could name him Emmanuel, it was fine with her. Her relatives are called and we wait for that, maybe there is someone in her family who want to care for this precious boy. This afternoon we took him to the doctor for a check up and he was put on antibiotics. He doesn't drink so well and he sleeps a lot. But we know that God is with him!

1 comment:

  1. Gelukkig bestaat er zoiets moois als Amecet die deze kleine wondertjes opvangen en ze geven wat ze nodig hebben... liefde en warmte..