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!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

1 kg. + 2.5 kg. = 3.5 kg

This is Bernard, when he came to Amecet on 17/1/2012. His weight was 1 kg. He was born pre mature and we took him directly to the doctor and after that he went into our incubator. He was too weak to drink from a bottle, so we had to feed him by NG tube, every 2 hours, day and night. He was so small, so delicate, we prayed for his life. His mother died after giving birth. But Bernard is a strong little boy, after a while he could drink him self and he could keep his temperature well. He was for 7 weeks in the incubator, just to protect him and then we took him out in a baby bed. he never was sick, we never had to take him to the doctor for fever, malaria, cough or diarrhoea. He drunk well and gained, slowly, but steady. 

And today Bernard went home!! Weighing 3,5 kg. He is still a little baby, but he is strong and healthy. I am so thankful we could help this little boy!
And here he is with his auntie, she is the sister to his father and she will be the one to care for Bernard. We prayed God's blessing and protection over Bernard and his auntie.


  1. yay!! that is such good news! You all took such good care of Bernard! I'm so glad he is healthy enough to go home now!

  2. Prachtig Els, daar doe je het voor !
    Zegen voor jullie allemaal.
    Liefs van ons.