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, August 15, 2012

A big name for a little man.

Yesterday a man came to ask help for the baby of his nephew. The mother died after giving birth. The placenta didn't want to come out and the mother bled to death. Very sad, I asked if the baby was okay, he said that the baby was fine, but the father was struggling with the baby. The child was a full term baby. I said they could bring the baby and this morning they came. When I saw the baby, I knew it was a pre mature baby, very small. So I am glad they came for help, in the village, without a mother is not really the place for a newborn pre mature baby. The baby is one week old and his weight is 1.3 kg. We asked for his name, he was not yet named, because he was not yet baptised. We asked if they could find a name and they came up with the name Alphonse. So Alphonse he will be.To me it is a name for a big man, not for a small tiny baby, but he will once become a big man, we pray!
 Today we brought again 3 children back to their relatives.
On the top picture you see Christine with her grandmother. Christine has been with us for more than 1,5 years. She is stable now, we have been talking with the relatives and the grandmother will move back to the village, not in the centre of the trading centre and we will help building a hut for them among the relatives, who will help with the medicines and coming back to the doctor for check up.
Mary Abayt went also home and was welcomed with a big hug! The grandmother and the auntie were also around. Mary will live among her relatives and they were amazed how good she looks.

The last one to bring home was John, he has been with us for more than 2 years. Part of that was the family situation. John was living with his uncle and auntie and they both died. So that was the second time he lost his caretakers, his parents had already died before, when he was a baby. The clan had sat together and another uncle will take the responsibility of John and his brother. The uncle was in the centre of Otoboi, when we called him. We met there and we gave John back to his family. The road (or path really) was so muddy from the rain, we were glad that we didn't had to try that.So his uncle will go on bicycles to the home. It is kind of empty now in Amecet, bringing 5 children home, who were a long time with us, is not easy. We hope and pray that the relatives will care for them well. We will keep checking on them and we know that this was the right thing to do, they belong among their people.

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