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!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A church with an open roof.

 The day began early in Amun, at 4 am many children were already busy with bathing, doing their laundry and talking and laughing!! The breakfast delayed a bit, but at 10 am our service started! We did the service in Amecet under the trees. It was so great, it almost felt that God heard us better this way. David and Julius (from the YWAM base) led the praise and worship and Steven (YWAM Soroti leader) spoke.
 He spoke about our theme, Jer. 29: 11, "He has plans to give you Hope and a future". He encouraged us to have Hope in the future. On a certain moment he asked us to make little groups and share about our plans for the future. He went around to ask people and the children spoke, they all have plans for the future, they want to be doctors and nurses, some want to be lawyers some teachers, also some shopkeepers. I think it is important to speak it out and let others hear. We prayed for them, for their plans and for their future, that God will bring it to pass, The whole group is complete, the last two came today. It is so good to see how the older ones are helping the young children and take the lead. I am really proud and blessed when I see them. We have gone with some of them already for malaria test, but only one was real malaria, some wound care is done by our nurses, but overall their health is  good. In the morning and the evening there is a mass medicines taking, almost all the children are on ARVs. It is really so special! 
 We also eat, that is a lot of work, but the staff from Amecet is really doing well, they work and help to make everything go well. Here they serve the children, and there was enough, even for seconds!!!
Simon had a meeting with them in the afternoon in the tent at Amun. Even the younger children were listening good. Among themselves they appointed a boy and a girl leader who will help us to get everything go smooth.
After that meeting we did games, as you see on the picture, they enjoyed it and they all participated. There were maybe three children who were too weak to ran, they sat at the the side and enjoyed the the scene. It is a real blessing to be part of this, to see the children growing up and changing in responsible people. Dominique ended the day with a short closure about thankfulness and now they are all asleep (I hope). To be continued......

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