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 12, 2012

A little friend for Blessing.

Two days ago I wrote about the little baby that was brought to us, Blessing, a baby from 10 hours old whose mother had passed away. Yesterday another little new born baby came, his name is Steven, (left on this picture). His mother gave birth in a health centre in the village, but the placenta didn't come out. The mother passed away. The auntie and the uncle brought her and told us that the father had died in a car accident, five months ago. Very sad. Later we got a phone call from another relative of baby Steven, asking us if we could please take the baby in. At first we didn't understand that it was about baby Steven, we thought that there was again a new baby. But when Simon asked questions, we discovered that we had the baby already with us. But this person was talking about the father. We then discovered that the father did not die in a car accident, but was alive. We even talked with hem on the phone. I called the auntie, who had brought the baby, she was very sorry for lying, but she thought that when she had a good story, we would help them to take the baby! I ensured her that we help any baby who need help, if we think we can help. 

Yesterday morning the police came to bring two children, a four year old girl was found at the side of the road, carrying a 7 month old baby. She didn't know where her home was and there was no one to be seen, so they brought her to the police, who brought them to Amecet. The police announced it on the local radio and we hoped that the mother would turn up. The four year old girl was playing and happy with the food we gave her. But the baby was another story, he didn't want to drink, we tried a bottle, a cup, a spoon, but nothing worked, he was used to breastfeeding, but we couldn't help him with that!!! The staff carried him around, he cried a lot. We were very happy when the mother showed up. She was so happy to see her children! It is a lame lady, who was just in the house when the girl had picked up the baby and went for a walk! The mother had looked everywhere and then she heard the message on the radio and she rushed to the police!

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