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, March 27, 2013

Children go and children come....

Saturday Angela was picked by her father, her mother died after giving birth, she was 4 months with us and now she will go back home. Her grandmother will help caring for her.
Then Monday was an exodus day in Amecet, 3 children left us. John was picked by his uncle and his wife. John came 2,5 month ago in Amecet, he was 2 months old. His father had killed his mother. The father is in jail and John was very small and came as an emergency case in Amecet. Now his uncle will care for him, because his father will probably in jail for several years. The uncle and auntie were happy to take him, so that was also good for us to know.
Then Paul went back to his mother, he was brought to Amecet by the police on Friday. His mother had beaten him very bad and the police took her in the cells. She was released with a warning and given advice to go back to her village. The boy was going back to his mother. I met the mother in the police station, she is very young and she was a bit desperate. I think she had a lesson.
Then Vicky was given back to her mother and her second husband, the first husband and the second husband has been fighting together, they both say they are the father of Vicky. The police brought Vicky to Amecet one month ago, for her safety. We all think that the second husband is the father, they look alike. But now is Vicky given back to her mother and her second husband, meanwhile the investigations continue.
When many children go home, I know that new ones will come soon...
And that was the case! This afternoon we got a request from the social worker from the hospital, if we could help with a twin. The mother is confused and she wanted to leave the children behind. One of the twins is in a very bad state, very malnourished, lots of oedema and skin rashes and wounds. We decided together to take only the sick child, we didn't want the mother to ran away. Tomorrow morning we will go back to her and go with her to her village. To investigate if there are any relatives around. Then we will also take the other boy, who is at risk, but not so sick. There was another lady in the hospital, with a small child who they wanted us to take. The mother is mentally ill and they feared for the child. But when we went to see her, she was not around, her belongings were there, so tomorrow morning we will see her as well.

This is William, he is severe malnourished and has a lot of oedema. You can also see the rashes and the wounds on his body, this is all from malnutrition, I am concern about his eye, I hope he has not lost it already.
He must be in pain, he moans a lot. We are going to feed him little bits, a lot of protein rich food.
We pray that he feels safe and that we can help him. I just looked at him, he was peacefully sleeping in his bed.


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