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, October 16, 2013

A memorial...

Last night Christine (1) passed away, she was at home in the village. I feel sad about it, mixed feelings. Christine was for the first time in Amecet in 2004. After a while she did better and she went home to her grandmother. We have been visiting her there. Later in 2011, we took her back in Amecet, because she was very sick and her CD4 was dangerous low. Her medicines were changed (ARV's) and she got stronger and happier. She got also attacks of toxoplasmose and we even took her for a brainscan to Mbale. We resettled her back to her family in August 2012. We build a hut for her and her grandmother, but after a little while, the grandmother left the hut again to live in the trading centre. We had talked with the grandmother and the family, and they also had agreed that it would be better for Christine to live in the village instead of the trading centre. We had seen some behaviour of Christine, which made us worried. And it went very wrong with Christine, she started to steal and her behaviour was dangerous for other children. Several times she came to Amecet, but we couldn't take her back in, then we brought her back home and every time she found her way back to Soroti town, where she slept in the hospital on the floor and people gave her food to eat. I think her brains were not functioning well anymore. She stopped taking her medicines and this is the result. I pray she has peace now.... I want to remmeber her as on this picture, happy and stropng. But it made me think a lot, we can't help someone if she doesn't want to be helped. But Christine was only a child, an unhappy child. I pray that she is with Jesus, there she will be happy and understood.

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