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, April 3, 2013

The Amecet music band......

Have you ever tried to make music with five one /two years old?? I'll  tell you it is not easy! We have a volunteer, Daniel, who comes from Peru, he comes 3 mornings a week to play with the children. The bigger one's are at school, so the little one's are left. They love it, they go on the swing, on the trampoline and today they made music. The instruments were all over the place, there was a lot of noise, but also a lot of fun!
Yesterday evening, it was already dark, I was called that there was a new baby at the door. Little baby Betty was 5 days old and lost her mother 2 days ago. The family that brought her were the relatives from the late mother. They came just from the village, they had buried the mother the day before, but yesterday was the clan meeting. There were also 3 older brothers and the father had had another wife (who had also died) and she left 4 boys. There was the land issue. Land is inherited by the boys in the family. The family of the late mother had already taken the 3 boys to care for, when the mother got sick during her pregnancy, but the meeting was all about the land. To be sure that the three boys were getting their land, later. Betty is a sweet little girl, her weight is 2.3 kg, but she is drinking well.
Then I end this this blog with this picture of William, eating at the table! Is this not encouraging?? He has still a long way to go. He has still fevers, today we went back for review to the doctor. His oedema is less, but still there, so we continue with the special milk, which we got from the hospital. His antibiotics are changed and we will have to give him blood transfusion. Doctor Engulu, our neighbour, is arranging that. We give him little foods, together with the other children, to stimulate him. He didn't eat that much, but it is a beginning! He has a mind of himself, he refused to eat without a spoon!! And he refuses to drink the milk, which he really needs. So he still has his NG tube, and he pulls it out every time. I don't know how many times I have put back the NG tube, even at 3 am, I got a call, please Els, come and put the NG tube back! So every time we put it back, even with socks on his hands, he is able to pull the tube. The sad news is that the eye is lost, according to the doctor, he can't see anything with it, the pupil is damaged. Please keep on praying for William!

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