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, March 16, 2012


Catherine and Kennedy are very close together. Every morning when I walk to Amecet with Catherine, Kennedy comes running towards Catherine and gives her a big hug. Today they had fun together on the seesaw and afterwards with a lollipop. This week I went with Catherine to a special eye hospital in Tororo, (4 hours drive from Soroti). There is a condition with her eyes, the pupil  moves all the time, like shaking. Tomorrow I will start with eye drops for her and we have to go back to the hospital on Tuesday. I hope that something can be done for her.

Today I went in the morning, together with Esther, one of our staff members to the Soroti prison. At the moment there are 3 ladies in the prison with small children. We visit them every week to see how they are doing and we bring some porridge flour, sugar and soap. Today we also brought some clothes to them. It is sad for those little ones to be in such an environment. Sometimes there is a need for a certain medicine and we can help then. After that, Simon, two other staff members and me went to a burial. One of our staff had lost her father and he was to be buried this afternoon. It was 2 hours drive on a very bad road, but I am glad we were able to be there. Esther 3 (we have 3 Esthers working with us at the moment) was very happy to see us and we were able to support her. A burial in Uganda is so different from a burial in the West. The people sit outside, under 4 big mango trees, the coffin is also outside and everybody sits around the coffin. There was lots of singing and preaching, while some men were preparing the grave, which is on the same compound as the houses where the family lives in.
And now I am typing this blog, it is very dark, because there is no electricity and again there is no water. The computer has still battery power, but not too much as I can see. So I am ending this blog with a picture I made the other day. I saw the little baby laying in his bed, with his buttocks up and I read what was written on his buttocks. Sorry, this makes only sense to Dutch people, I can't translate it. But I think it is very cute! 

1 comment:

  1. Wat schattig die laatste foto Els, niet alleen de tekst, maar vooral ook die lieve voetjes, prachtig!
    Fijn dat jullie er konden zijn voor Esther.
    En ik hoop dat ze wat voor Catherine haar ogen kunnen doen. Ik heb een schoonzus die zoiets heeft aan beide ogen, zij heeft verminderd zicht, maar kan verder goed functioneren, sinds kort rijdt ze zelfs scooter.
    Wat lief dat Kennedy en Catherine het zo goed kunnen vinden samen, dat straalt ook echt van de foto's af!