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, September 23, 2013

Last farewell to Betty Alwalo

This morning a visitor came to Amecet at 8 am. It was the brother of Betty Alwalo, he had very bad news. Last night Betty passed away in the Health centre. She was very okay, but on Thursday night she got a headache, they took her to the health centre and she got treatment. The next day it was worse, they went to a local clinic nearby,and were send to the bigger Health centre in Serere, she was admitted and put on IV fluids and medicines, but on Sunday night she died....
Betty has been in Amecet and later in Amun for a total of 13 months. She was HIV+ and got her ARV's medicines. She was a bit weak in the beginning, but after her stay in Amecet and Amun she was really changed, it had a result in her relationships at home, like if people did appreciated her more. Things were going well with her. She was a sweet girl, with a beautiful smile, especially Arja, who was leading Amun home with her husband Ton, loved her so much.
The brother asked for help for the coffin which we gave, he took the coffin on the back of the motor cycle to their home. Simon and I went in the afternoon, for the burial.
It has something beautiful, the (blue) coffin stands under the mango tree on the compound of their home. Everybody sits around it, speakers are talking about Betty, but also how to use the pump at the borehole, so that it will not breakdown so fast and the youth is warned not to go to video halls and people should not drink too much. Halfway the petrol for the generator was finished, someone jumps on a motorbike to get some new petrol. Simon and I were also invited to say something, how we knew Betty.
Betty was loved, many people cried, there were a lot of classmates at the burial, they were all in tears. Together we brought her to her last resting place! One thing is sure, she will sing in the choir in Heaven, she always loved to sing.


  1. O Els wat erg........gecondoleerd (wat een rot woord) die lieve Betty.
    Maar mooi dat je schrijft.."One thing is sure, she sing in the choir in Heaven ! sterkte , we houden van jou en je mensen in Uganda !

  2. Wat erg.. Ik kan me betty haar lieve zachte stem nog goed herinneren. Sterkte!