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, July 5, 2013

Two sets of twins went home...

We started the week on Monday, by bringing Judith and Joseph back to the village. they have been 5 weeks with us in Amecet. They were not really sick, but the mother was a bit desperate. She had to stop breastfeeding because she was too weak, she had wounds and she is HIV+. We had given her at first milk money, but she still was putting the baby's at the breast whenever they cried. Then after talking more with her we found out that she had no place to live, after the death from her husband she was going from place to place, staying with people. She still had her parents in the village, but she couldn't go there, she said. Simon asked her permission to visit her parents to see and talk, and she agreed. So Simon drove to her village and visited her parents, after talking they welcomed her back home and they even gave her a hut to live in. So we talked with her and she agreed to go back to the village and we took her twin baby's to help her to stop breastfeeding and to give her a chance to settle in the village. Last week she came by to see her twins and it was so cute to see them smiling at her, and her to them!! She said she was ready to take them back, so on Monday we went to bring them. The mother was not around at that moment, but the family was very happy to see them. At the right is the grandfather and the grandmother is the lady with the blue head scarf.
On May 4th we got another set of twins, two newborn baby's, the mother had passed away. Left is Silver and at the right his sister Aliana. Silver was sick in the beginning, but they started to drink well and they gained!!!
On this picture you can see what two months can do! They are doing very well, drinking good, no sickness, and they even can smile very good. Also on this picture is the left baby Silver. The father came to pick them. It is nice to have some baby's leaving, it was really a bit too much. So many bottles to give, so many diapers to change and so many baby's crying sometimes. We still have the 14 girls doing their practical in Amecet. That was also a bit too much, tomorrow it is their last day, and I think everybody will be happy with that. Too many people around and the girls don't know how things are going in Amecet, so the staff is also busy explaining everything.
Fiona is still with us, but more weak than last time I wrote. She is so skinny, and so weak, her mother visits her most days, that is nice for her. Fiona has no pain, but she is just so weak and tired, it pains us, seeing her like this. 

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