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!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Work in process...1

In the Blog of May 1, I wrote about the HIV clinic in Soroti hospital. Together with the Dutch foundation "the Figurant" we are building the second floor on the clinic (which we also build in 2009). Today I had to be in the hospital for a test result of one of our bay's. The test proved that the baby (Charles) is HIV -. I was very happy with that, I always feel like celebrating after news like that. On the picture above you can see the walls growing.
At the back of the building the builders made stairs to carry all the building materials up. It is a very heavy job. All the bricks have to be carried up, and one brick weighs 5 kg. So you can imagine how many kgs, have been carried up. I decided to climb up as well, it was a bit scary, it was slippery and there was really nothing to grasp in case I would fall. At least we are on the hospital grounds, so there would be medical help, in case that...  
I have respect for these men, it is hard work and also hot, in the sun. Today it was mostly carrying materials and tomorrow they are going to build again. All the materials have to be bought by us. That is what Simon is doing. All the bricks, sand, cement are organised by Simon. And I do the payments! Simon knows many people and has many connections. So he calls a truck driver to bring 3 truck loads of sand, the guy does the work and comes to Amecet to collect the money. So it does go very organised.
Everything is done by hand and it is exciting to see the clinic growing. The doctors and the nurses are also very exciting about the new clinic!

Of course you have to eat when you work so hard. So there is a lady hired, who cooks the lunch for the builders. She cooks down there, on some big stones and wood. The men sit  around and eat, rest and go back to work!

P.S. I didn't fall, so no medical help was needed.

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