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, March 8, 2012

Seeds for the Grandma's...

This morning it was busy in our garden, all the children were home, it was a public holiday, because it is Women day today.
Simon and Elias were going to bring seeds to 25 grandma's in the village. Several of the children who have been living for a while in Amecet, are now living back in the village, cared for by their grandmother, because their parents have died of AIDS. We are helping those grandma's for several years. we have been giving goats, a cow, last time we gave them a bull and a plough. Simon and Elias were going with two cars, full with seeds (like mais, brown beans, black beans, millet, and groundnuts). Simon and Elias divided the grandma's and started the cars, full with the seeds.

The children started to pick the seeds that had fallen on the ground while they were packing the cars. Behind the house they made some squares and they all took one of them and they watered the ground and planted all the found seeds. On the second picture they are all standing in their own "garden". I wonder what will come up.
At 8.30 pm I got a phone call from Simon, he was on the way back, but he didn't got to all of his grandma's, he had been stuck with his car in the mud and he had to get men to help him out. Elias arrived at 10 pm back in Amecet, he had given all the seeds to his list of grandma's. They were very happy and thankful for the seeds!
This is Martha with her old aunt. Those seeds will feed them all, and when the rain will start (can be any day now) they will start planting. 

And this is Abraham with his grandmother. We know Abraham from the time he was a baby, very sick, he had TB and is HIV/AIDS+. But after a while he picked up and when we brought him back to his family, his grandparents took over and we have been visiting the family many times. The goats and the cow have helped the family a lot, together with the seeds we have been giving every year.

No comments:

Post a Comment