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, July 12, 2012

Six Precious Jewels.

This are our 6 small baby's. We just put them next to each other for the picture, they are doing well, their temperature is stable and 4 of the 6 can now drink themselves, two of them, we still feed by NG tube. Three of them are still on IV medication, they have a cannula  in their foot or hand.Three of the 6 are just above the 2 kg.!!! I said to the staff that when they are all above the 2 kg. we will celebrate it with a soda!! On the picture from left to right: Eunice (born 29/5), Evalyn (born 31/5), the twins Tracey and Trevor (born 26/6) and the twin Martha and Esther (born 30/6). It makes such a difference that the children are not in a critical condition anymore, it is so much more peaceful. We still have to be very careful and after the picture we put the baby's back in their blankets and under the net, for the mosquito's. They are all so precious and they are cute, we are so excited that it is going good with them, that they are all alive.
Yesterday we had to go with all the children for their 6 monthly CD4 blood test. Every 6 months they check the blood to see how the white blood cells do. I took this picture from the clinic. I wrote in another blog that we are building a second floor on the HIV clinic. The building is going on well and they are already busy with the roof. The old man who is waving to us, is one of the professional roof builders, he even was involved in our roof in Amecet. 

While they were building upstairs, down stairs was also work going on. From all the children was a blood sample taken by Maria, one of the nurses from the HIV clinic. It is amazing how  "normal" it seems to be for the children, one by one they sit there, offer their arm for the blood test and when the blood is taken, they stand up and the next one takes their place. I am proud of  "my" children, they are so brave!

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