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 22, 2012

Our social worker arrived.

 This is Elias, our social worker. He arrived today, he finished his studies last week and his graduation will be in October. Elias is a long term friend of Amecet. We have seen his heart for the children, (who all like him very much). He has worked with us before, so we know each other good. He is from Soroti and knows "his" people well. 
He came today and he saw that our rain tanks were dirty, so he decided he would clean them. He climbed in them and cleaned the first one under supervision from Helen and Silivia (left). I like this initiative!
This is a picture of the 12 year old girl who is more than 7 months pregnant. She is still with us and via the Probation office we have a court order that she stays with us. Tomorrow I will take her to a gynaecologist, because we think that she can't have a normal delivery. We better be prepared! This is the first time we have an expected mother in our home. It is good that we got three new volunteers last week coming in from Holland, two of them are nurses and the third one is a teacher. There was a lot of publicity around the girl. Today we heard the sad thing that there are people who want to get better out of this situation. They asked several organisations for help to cater for the girl. While the girl is in Amecet and we meet the costs of the ultra sound and all the other things she needs! Some blankets were given and some money, it makes me angry again, to get benefits for yourself in the name of helping this girl who is in this sad situation. Every time when I look at her, I am sad, this girl should play and ran around instead of having this big tummy.   

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