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, July 4, 2012

This was Joseph's day!!!!

In the blog of May 15 you can read the story about Joseph, his picture is from that day. Jospeh was sick and we struggled through some weeks with him, but yesterday was his day!! He went to school with the other children and he was so happy!!!
Just look at the picture of Joseph in his school uniform, he is just shining! He is such a sweet boy and I am just thrilled when I see him, this is why we do what we do, giving hope to children, restore their health and see the life and joy coming back in their eyes!

. The children were waiting near the road till the school truck arrives to pick them to bring to school. It is a colorful truck, when there is no rain, they roll up the white/blue plastics and there are windows. The children are also brought back by the truck.

We  said goodbye to 4 children yesterday. Abraham and little Joseph were picked by their uncle and aunt. It is so good that after the tragedy in their family, they are welcome in the family of their aunt (read the blog of June 14), then Nelson went back, after the death of the mother, the grandfather takes the children in. He has older brothers and sisters, who will help. (read the blog of May 5). Then Baby Blessing was picked by the family. I have a good feeling about them all being back with their relatives.

Then today: I was called at 8 am. (I was still bathing Catherine), that there were newborn twins at the veranda. So I came as quickly as I could, two little girls, born 4 days ago, the mother passed away after the delivery. They were quite a good size, their weight was 2.1 and 2.2 kg. We took them in, the sister of the late mother will take care of them after Amecet. 
Then an other family came with a baby, also a newborn baby of 2 days old, a very little, cute boy, his weight was 2.5 kg. His mother also died after the delivery, the placenta didn't come out. She was only 16 years old!! We took them after bathing and feeding to the doctor and the cord of the little boy was retied. He is doing well and enjoys the milk we feed him. The family had only given sugar water to him since he was born. So we had 4 children go home and 3 children come in. Simon and I also went to the police station, they called us that they found the father of the 3 abandoned children from the blog of  June 29. A team of the police together with some social study students went today to the home of them to help the father to clean and spray the home. And also to talk with the family of the father to ask for help with the children. The father can't do it on his own, the mother seperated from him and left the children with him. The 3 children are doing very well, their wounds are healing.

Are they not beautiful? left is Martha and right is Esther

1 comment:

  1. Hoi Els,
    Wat een geweldig werk doen jullie!!!
    Ik lees altijd je blog en ben vaak ontroerd en onder de indruk van wat jullie allemaal doen.
    Heel veel zegen voor jou, je mooie meiden en het werk in Amecet.