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!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Loosing both of your parents on the same day...

 It happened last week to those two little boys on this picture, and also to their 5 siblings. Last week their father murdered his wife, their mother. He was not drunk, there was no argument, he heard "voices" telling him to do it, according to his statement, he didn't know what he was doing. All the seven children were there, the oldest is a girl of 12 years old, she ran out with the baby to the neighbours, but it had already happened and their mother was dead. The father first hid in the bush, but then went himself to the police. The police rescued him from the angry village people, who wanted to lynch him. The father is in the police cell and will go to jail for many years. he also can never come back in his village, so in one way, they also lost their father.
This morning we got a call from the police, if we please could take the two youngest children. The family clans from the father and from the late mother were so confused. The children needed a place were they would be cared for and were they would be safe. After the two clans would know where they would go, they will come and pick them.
So we took them to Amecet, they were a bit scared at first, but the youngest boy is crawling everywhere in the house. Only when it came to bed time, it was crying... We always have every child in their own bed, but this time we put the two boys in one bed, and that was the right decision. No more crying!! We had a time of prayer for the children and the two families. Before I went home, I took a look at them. They were so sweet, holding each other! May God bless and heal them!!!

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