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!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Catherine!!!

Today my youngest daughter, Catherine became 3 years!! A reason for celebration, I am so thankful that God's hand is upon her. Around 2,5 years ago Catherine was brought to Amecet, her mother had died of AIDS and there was no one to care for her. She was very weak and sickly. She was also HIV+ and was put on the ARV medicines. We fell in love with her, but we did wanted her to go back to her family, to her clan. And after 6 months she did go back to the village, but only for 3 weeks and then we saw that it went very wrong. She was overdosed at first with her ARVs and later not given at all. The family asked us to find a home for her, they couldn't care for her. So then, after a lot of thinking and praying, I felt to take her into my little family. Sarah and Helen were crazy about her so that is how Catherine came into my family. We did all the paperwork, the probation office was involved and the care order was given by the Court in Soroti.
The cake is baked, left Sarah, with baby Joyce, then Helen in the middle, who baked the cake with the help of the auntie's and at the right Fiona.
And here sits the Birthday girl, together with her two friends, ready to blow! At the left, her big friend Charles, he is going to be adopted to a family  in Alabama. I wrote about him before, the ruling of the judge was positive, so the father is coming back to Uganda, to pick him. At the right her friend Ruth, Ruth is also a testimony of an amazing story, God gave her to Dominique, one of our staff members.

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