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, July 16, 2012

Happy 15 th Birthday Sarah!!

Today we celebrated the 15th birthday of my oldest daughter, Sarah!As a teenager you don't want to be in the centre, but at the other hand, you love it as well. Here you see the cutting of the cake with 15 candles, her friends are teasing her and there is a lot of fun and laughter! (Sarah is in the middle with the grey/pink Tshirt) 

This first picture is Sarah in 2000, she was 3 years old, could hardly stand on her legs, so weak she was. God used Sarah to me as an inspiration for the whole Amecet Ministry. I had promised Sarah that she would be the first child in Amecet, when we would open. Her family called her "the dead thing". We really prayed that she would stay alive to come to Amecet. And look at the second picture, how she is now, 12 years later, a beautiful girl, with a special kind of humor and I love her so much. I call her "my first born" and she really has the place of  the oldest sister for Helen and Catherine. There is still concern for her heart and her HIV status, but Sarah is alive and today we celebrate her life!!! 
 After the cutting of the cake we pray together for Sarah, thanking God for her life and praying for Gods blessing and protection for the new year. We wish her many more years!!!!!

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