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, April 26, 2012

It was a busy day.

It was a busy day today, after our morning devotion i went to the clinic next door with Catherine (my youngest daughter). Yesterday we discovered that she had malaria and we started the treatment, but today I decided to check the urine as well, the test showed that she has also an urine tract infection, so more medicines! the good thing is that she is not very sick of it.After that we went with 4 children to Soroti hospital for immunisation.

Immunisation always takes time, we have to wait and wait. Because we come with so many baby's, they often help us first. The other mothers do not mind, they know that we help many children and they are not angry when we are helped before them. I am very happy about that, otherwise it takes really many hours waiting.
In the afternoon Esther, Meri and I went to the prisons and the therapeutic feeding centre in Soroti hospital. We do that every week and we bring some food supplement to the children. In the prisons are at the moment 7 mothers with small children. The food is very simple, so we bring some extra for the 7 children. Today we brought also some mosquito nets, some clothes, basins and we had banana's and some biscuits for the children. Most of the women are for a long time in, so we really feel for those children. It is good that we can help them a little.
After Prisons we proceeded to the hospital, there were 6 children in the feeding centre. We talked a bit with the mothers and saw that most of them were doing better than the week before. At home I did some admin in the office until the Police arrived with a small girl (maybe 4 years old??) the child was found and brought to the police station. The police lady didn't know her name, because she was not talking. They did make an announcement on the local radio. The staff showered her and tried to talk to her. She didn't response. She started to play and then one staff member discovered that the child spoke Langi, a language from the North West. Meanwhile I got a phone call that the new volunteer had arrived at the bus park. I went to pick her. Rachelle comes from Holland and she will be with us for 3 months!! It was by that time 6 pm. When we arrived back in Amecet the veterinary doctor had arrived. We have a problem with one of our dogs, she bit one of the others really bad, I had to come out of bed some nights ago, to rescue the dog, there was so much noise.
Doctor Moses is very good to our dogs. The cuts were not bad and he gave an injection and some tablets. On the picture we give the medicines to the dog. He said the dog will be fine and we just keep the dog which bit her on the chain. he also told us that he knows someone who can train the dogs. We are going to look into that, our dogs are quite wild and they do not listen.  My day ended at 8 pm. We went home and after another hour my girls were all in bed and I wrote this blog. I met many people today, because there were several people who came asking for a job or for help or some information. Simon was free today, so all those people are then for me to answer. It is so good that there is a team working, because all the rest of the work goes on as well. After the immunisation, often the baby's get fever, one of the baby's didn't drink very well, so they took the baby for a malaria test and he had malaria. It is also holiday, so all the older children are also at home and need attention. And the staff is doing a real good job, keeping things going.

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