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 16, 2011

Only ONE day to go....

It was a busy day, so many things are behind schedule: But the most important thing is done: the picking of the 35 children from the different villages. Elias and Simon have been driving to the different locations. We had organised it before that the children would come to certain places in their area. Ofcourse, some of them were not there in time and that delayed the rest as well. So I got several phone calls, that they were afraid we had missed them, but they all arrived!

I had the last meeting with the committees this afternoon, which also delayed, so I came home after they had finished eating. I came in and they started to clap!!! I was really touched, to see all those beautiful children who all had benefitted from the ministry of Amecet. I am so thankful to God, to help us and to enable us helping those children. There were children from 2001 and 2002, there was a boy, Richard, he didn´t believe that the picture of him, hanging on our wall, was him! And Abraham was there and David from Asamuk, Simon from Amuria, Evaline and Veronika from Katakwi, little Sarah (who is not little anymore) from Otoboi and Naome from Orungo and many more!!!

A room full of stories we have. It was good to see them interacting together, most of this children are on ARVs, the medicins which slows down the growth of the HIV virus. It was quite a challenge to give them their medicins. The big ones take themselves, but the little ones need help by that. I think from the 35 children, 30 of them are HIV+ so there was a lot of sorting out.
Simon explained more about the programme tomorrow annd we gave them all a red T shirt and brought them to their beds. Some of the big guys sleep in the YWAM base and a couple of little girls in Amecet. The rest in Amun. I hope that they all will sleep wel.
And tomorrow is the big day, the playground is not finished yet, I was really disappointed, but we can´t do anything about it.
We will see what will happen, for now... I am going to bed!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hoi Els, lijkt me echt heel bijzonder om al die kinderen weer terug te zien. Alle leuke en minder leuke gebeurtenissen van de afgelopen 10 jaren zullen dan wel door je hoofd heen vliegen. Heel veel plezier met het grote feest, klinkt allemaal super! Groetjes, Marjet