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!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saying goodbye and `tot ziens`!

Wednesday morning, Simon and me (+ Catherine) left together with Bernard and Joke to Entebbe. Bernard and Joke have been with us for four weeks and they were a big blessing to us. They have been a great encouragement to us, Simon and me, but also to the staff and the volunteers. It is always difficult to say goodbye and I realise how often we have to do that. It makes me sad at times but we know that Bernard and Joke will come back! We had a nice meal in Entebbe, before we brought them to the airport. We were overlooking Lake Victoria and saw airplanes come and go.
On the way back, Simon and I bought a new laundry machine in Kampala. The old one broke down four weeks ago, we have tried to let it repaired, but in vain. With all the diapers and clothes from 24 children, we needed a machine. We found one and brought it with us at the back of the car.
Bernard is one of the members of the Figurant, the Dutch association who helps us a lot with fund raising. The Figurant helps us to build a second floor on the HIV children clinic in Soroti hospital
In 2009 we opened the first floor, but it got too crowded and in agreement with the Figurant, we started to build the second floor. They have more then 1700 patients now. We had hoped that Bernard could open the clinic and hand it over to the Hospital, but it is not finished in time. They are painting now, it will be a very nice clinic.

On the left picture you see the corridor and at the end of the corridor there will be the laboratory, exclusive for HIV testing and other tests for the HIV patients. There will be a big room for groups activities and research. We hope to finish soon and the whole clinic can be used.

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