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, September 12, 2012

The baby will be born on Tuesday.

I am still thinking a lot about John Michel, I went to the clinic next door, to tell them that they could give the blood to someone else who needed it.
And then the family of John Michel, he lived most of his life with his grandmother, his mother lives with the family of her husband (who had died). He had not seen his mother very often. When Simon and Elias went to the grandmother to tell her, the family reacted a bit hostile, they were afraid of the reaction of the family of the father. We decided that we would not go to that family, we would meet half way and give the coffin to them and explain what had happened. Then they would continue and explain to the family of the father and bury John Michel there. On the picture, you see our car and we are standing behind it, talking and explaining to the family what had happened. I do that mostly and then I give them the medical book and all the results of the tests we did on him. You can see the little pickup in front, that is what they used to make the rest of the journey. It was strange for me to do this on the road and not sitting down at their home, but I believe this was the best way for now. Maybe because of that I still think a lot about John Michel, it feels if it is not finished right.
Today we went with 5 baby's to the hospital for immunization. And after that Janneke and I took Susan, the pregnant girl for her ultra sound again. I am a little nervous about her. It is for sure that she can't give birth the natural way, this would kill her and her baby. So she has to go for a Cesarean. But what if the baby decides to come earlier, and what if it is at night? What if there is no doctor at that time in the hospital to do the operation and she goes into labour..... So I was happy to go with her again to the doctor and he examined her and the scan showed also no problems, but showed that she is 38 weeks!!!We had again a talk with the doctor and he decided that she will be admitted in the hospital on Monday and they organise the operation for Tuesday! I have been talking already with her about the operation, but she is scared. We will get her sister to be with her in the hospital, but she will come back to Amecet with her baby for a while. When she is strong enough to go back to her family, we will bring her back to the village. I really feel for Susan, she is so young and so small, she is very quiet, I wonder what all goes on in her head. I feel really concern for her situation, I feel a little bit like becoming a grandmother!! Please pray for Susan, that everything may go well and that mother and child will come healthy out of this situation.

1 comment:

  1. Els! I just want you to know that I am praying for Susan as she goes to give birth to her baby this week. I'm praying that the doctor's would have skill & wisdom & that both mother & child will come away healthy. Thank you so much for the energy & care you have poured over them these last few weeks! Be encouraged & blessed with God's peace this week!