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, October 3, 2012

Grown out of her suit..

Evalyn came in Amecet on June 9th, weighing only 1.3 kg. maybe you read my blog from June 9 and June 11, then you get the whole story about this little girl. She was the first of a wave of Pre-mature baby's, in total we got 7 little baby's, all weighing less than 2 kg. It was a tense time, we got many challenges, God brought Meri, a Canadian nurse, back to us and it was so timing! We lost 3 baby's from the 7! That was very sad, I know that Jesse, Martha and Esther are with the Lord and that they are loved  by Him, but it was a very hard time. Today the last baby of this premature wave went home. Evalyn was the first to come and now is she the last to go home.
This picture is Evalyn, when she came. the suit was too big, she was lost in it. Very fragile and small.
And this is Evalyn today!! A beautiful, smiling little girl. I put the red suit next to her, now you can see how small she was and how much she has grown. (her weight is now 4.2 kg.)This helps us to go through the hard times as well, just to see what difference we could make in the life of this little girl, and also in the life of her family. We thank God for His encouragements and His faithfulness!

We still ask your prayers for Joseph! This morning I was called, he had high fevers and we could not get them down, he was very, very sick. We thought that he was going to die. We talked to him, prayed for him, bathed him, the whole day you are busy with him, even I had things to do in the office or people to attend to who came for issues, the whole day you you have Joseph in your mind and heart. This afternoon I went to our neighbours (clinic) and I asked them for advice, the doctor was willing to come with me to see Joseph. One of our volunteer nurses felt that he might have now a pneumonia as well. And indeed, that was the case, so he is now on IV medication, on top of all his other medicines. It gives again a little bit of hope, we can do something again, but Joseph is suffering, it is so hard to see this sweet boy go through so much. I really struggle wit this. It is good that I see the smile of Evalyn on the picture above, we will not give up, God is on our side!

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