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, December 9, 2011

Only EIGHT days to go.........

In earlier Blogs I have mentioned that we celebrate our TEN years anniversary on December 17th. We are building a play garden for the children in Soroti. With the help of the Dutch organisation The Figurant, are we able to do so. On the 17th we will have a ceremony where we will hand over the children park to the community. We are also having the Amecet soccer tournement going on and we will give the trophey and the first prize, a bull (!) to the winning team, on that day. In between we will have a lunch and a presentation for 250 invited guests at Amecet. You understand that there is a lot of preparation going on! In Uganda they do that with committees, every wedding is organised on that same way. Friends and family meet every week, they select a chairman, a vice chairman, a secretary and a treasurer and they form committees. Every week they check all the committees if they do what they suppose to do and so is every wedding in Uganda organised! So also our anniversary, I am the secretary/treasurer. We have a transport committee, a construction committe, (they will build the tents and put the chairs down) a decorating committee, and more...

Today we had our final meeting on the place of location. In the children playground.

Here we are sitting in the new building, talking about budgets, how to arrange things and what more to do!
This is the outside of the building, it is open and can be used for meetings, children clubs and also for educational meetings with children.

And this is the view the other side, left is a football field with (small) goals. there are already some play attractions placed, the painter is still working on them and there are more play things to be planted.

But that doesn't stop children from playing on them alraedy! The people we met are very happy about it, there is no playground in Soroti, it will be an asset to the community! I am a bit nervous about everything, but above all I am so thankful to God, that He enabled us all those ten years to reach out to the children, to make them shine again! I will keep you informed what is happening this week, besides that, all the work in Amecet goes on as normal, all in all, it is VERY busy!!

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