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!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy UHURU!!!

Today Uganda celebrated 50 years Independence. It is a public holiday, normally there is a lot of marching going on on the sports field in Soroti town. The army, police, guards, schools and other groups march on the beat of the drum and there are speeches, but today all the officials were invited in the big celebration in Kampala, so in Soroti the celebration is postponed to Friday. Again a holiday!
We also celebrated, not by having a holiday, but by a special meal...Pork from the pork joint. It is a combination from pork, potatoes, onions, tomatoes all fried together and in one bowl. You eat it with your fingers, no plate and no cutlery. It is a real treat for everybody!!
The staff and also the children love it!

 In the afternoon we had a water balloon fight! Even the little ones joined in the game!

 When the water balloons were finished, we went on with buckets!!
 Sarah and Silivia got uncle Elias!!!                    

 And Marianne and Edith got uncle Simon, with a floating bucket??
And Silivia and Helen sneaked up behind auntie Esther, and got her as well.

It was fun and everybody enjoyed it, it was good to do it together after all the sad moments we have had this week.

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