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, December 15, 2011

Only TWO days to go......

Today we met with members of the Lions club Soroti, YWAM Soroti staff and the staff and children from Amecet. We put on our special Red Tshirts, with the print on the back"10 years Amecet, let children shine again".

We all stepped in the YWAM bus, ready for action!The first place of action was in front of Soroti Hospital, the zebra crossing was very faded and we started with cleaning the dirt. There were some traffic policemen present, to stop the traffic, so we could work in safety and the paint could get dry before the vehicles drove over it .Then the painting started, there were a number of brushes and under the guiding of some technical people we brought the zebra crossing back to life!The children also helped and it was really fun to see how we all worked together and the reactions from the people who saw us painting. We were a very divert group, the members of the Lions club were working very hard, the mayor of Soroti was also painting , together with his wife, next to Joshua and Christine from Amecet!We alkso did the zebra crossing in the mainstreet and then the paint was over! here a picture from the whole group on the mainstreet in the middle of Soroti town. We went home thirsty but everybody had enjoyed it and Soroti is a safer place!
We were just back in Amecet when some people came asking for help. The day before was a little baby girl born in Soroti hospital by ceasarian, the mother passed away one hour later! Thde father came to ask if we could help with the baby. We got all the details and agreed to drive behind them to pick the baby and take her to Amecet. After the mother had passed away, they took the body of the mother and the little baby to a home of friends. They tried to organize a vehicle to take the body back to the village for burial. When we arrived at the home the body was laying there, while the baby was in the house. It was such a sad situation. We took the baby home to Amecet.Gerdi is holding the little girl Theresa, while I am driving back to Amecet. I still had the paint from the zebra crossings on my hands, but we are open to receive a little baby who needs help. That is what it is all about. The little baby looks good, but had some difficulties with drinking, I hope she wil pick up. Tomorrow we are going to pick 40 children from the villages. All those children have been in Amecet. It will be so nice to see them again!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading your blog. I am friends with Bobby and Rachel Kolb who are missionaries in Soroti, Uganda. They adopted Nico from Amecet last fall. They were in the US from March thru October when we got to meet Nico. It is so neat to read about all that you are doing over there for the children. My husband and I plan to come visit Bobby and Rachel next year. We can't wait to come and we will definitely be coming to Amecet.