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!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Reading glasses..

We have people in the Netherlands, who are sending us regular new reading glasses, there are many people who need them and it is not so easy to get them in Soroti.  So we ask them if they know their strength: -1, -2, -2,50 etc. Then we give them the glasses to try in their strength, they try it on the News paper. Most of the time they do not know the right strength, so then we just try and try. For a couple of weeks, we had ran out of reading glasses, so we had to disappoint quite a number of people. But last week we received a parcel with several reading glasses (thanks to Trijnie and Klaaske!) It almost looked if the tam-tam had told them, because today at least 4 people came for reading glasses. This lady can now read the newspaper without problems, she was very happy! I think we have helped many people with reading glasses, teachers, policemen, Pastors and nurses and of course many other people.
It is suppertime in Amecet!! We are all sitting around the table, we hope that the baby's  will sleep a bit longer, some are laying in the little chairs, waiting for their feeding time. William, the little boy I have been writing about in the last couple of blogs, is sitting at the table. He is sitting at the corner, in the middle of the picture (behind the pots) with a light blue T-shirt. He took out his NG tube again, I had a serious talk with him and he started to drink the milk by him self! So we have not been putting the tube back. he sleeps now with the other children and he is doing very well. He is still very weak, and his eye is lost. But we are happy that he made it!! We see already that he and his twin brother are quite wild, they easily pinch or beat the other children. We have some work to do!!! They can't help it, they don't know any better, when you have a mother who beats you, you will also beat others!

1 comment:

  1. Reading glasses are so important for someone who has eye problems. This is why it's very important for one person to seek an eye specialist to know their lens prescriptions.