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!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A muddy start of the Amun week preparation..

This year we plan our second Amun week! We started last year and we want to make it a tradition. We invite all our older children (above the age of 8 years) who have been in Amecet in the past and who are all HIV+. They are coming for one week, we will have a tent in the garden of our Amun home and we will have a week full of activities. We will have teaching, encouragement, games, singing, coming together into small groups. Last year it was a big success and we are starting to prepare for another success week. We want to let the children know that they are special and that they are not alone in being HIV+. We want to listen to them, to hear their struggles and pain. We want to pray with them and advise them. This week Simon and Elias divided the list of 45 children and had two days to visit each home and give them an invitation for the Amun week, which starts on 7th of December. We are very early, but we wanted to see how they were all doing and maybe to see if there are certain issues which should be addressed in the Amun week.
Elias went yesterday to Asamuk, Kuju and Katakwi and visit several children: (Clockwise)Martha, Abraham, Mary and Veronika. 

Everything went well, the children were happy to see him and were excited to come again for the Amun week, until he left the compound of Mary Ikuret's home and got stuck in the mud!!! It took a long time and the help of many people to lift the car out of the mud, but Elias made it safely back to Soroti.

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