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!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A snake, a Lion and a Soroti Zoo.

In the middle of Soroti town is a public garden, where they sometimes hold meetings, crusades or political talks. This week there was a fancy fair, they had closed the garden with sacks, there was a part with all kind of little stores and a part where they showed wild animals. You have to pay to get in, so that explained all the sacks hanging around the place. I wanted to go today with my girls, but I thought that it might be nice fore all the girls. I asked Simon and Ella to come and help me, because with nine girls, it is better to be not on my own. The animals were brought in by Wildlife Uganda, and there was an educational reason behind it. We just came in and we saw some guys with an enourmous phyton snake walking by! It was good that I was not alone, because the girls ran in all directions. In Uganda the people have respect for a snake, you are always careful! Actually we had a small (very poison!) snake in our garden today, which was seen by the girls, who made an alarm and it was killed by Calvin, our gardener. But this snake was very big, and then they let it loose, it moved and the circle people around it moved as well.

I really wondered what the guys would have done when the snake would attack someone. Maybe they drugged him?

Then they carried a second snake out and they put it around their neck. You could touch the snake, but we kept our distance!!
They also had some cages with monkeys, a leopard and a wild cat and with a lioness.

You can see the girls very close to the cage.
And there was a camel! you could make a little ride on it.

Helen, Sylivia, Norah and Mary wanted to try. On this picture is Helen already on the camel and we try to get the others also on board .

This picture is not sharp, but the camel stands up and the four girls were almost falling off! Simon said that I was screaming louder than the four girls!

But they didn't fall off!! And they enjoyed it very much! I think they were so proud of themselves taht they dared to climb on the camel! The day of their life!

We went home full excitment, but then we discovered that our car was blocked by another car. But the car was not locked, so Simon went in and we (the eleven girls) pushed the car away. Simon drove our car out and we pushed the other car back again. We had a great time!!!

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