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 9, 2013


Little Alice is 9 months old, she has been in Amecet for more than 4 months. The mother is mentally ill and can't look after her. She was brought to us by neighbours to see if she was also HIV +, like her mother. We have been several tests and up till now she is HIV-, we wait for more more result.......
The mother of Alice comes regular to visit her and now it is time to bring her back home and that is difficult. The lady who brought her, promised that time, that she would help the mother to care for Alice. But now she says that she is not able to do so. We have been tracing the family and we found a grandmother and a great-grandmother! They are willing to care for Alice. We heard some strange stories about them, so Simon went to talk to the neighbours and to the local counsellor, we are still not convinced that they are able, but they want Alice home, so we had to give her to her family! We also asked the Probation officer to come in and help in this situation. He also said that we can't do anything but hand Alice over to her family. We are planning to go and visit them at home very very soon!!
 Here we have the four generations, Alice with her mother, than her grandmother and the great grandmother.
Doreen (I wrote about her before), is doing well, we went with her back to the doctor, and they did a ultra sound again. The baby is due on November 6th, everything is going well, the baby has gained 1 kg! With the previous ultrasound, the baby was very small, but I think the good food and her appetite are paying off. She told us that she had been learning a bit how to sew. We still had a sewing machine in Amun house, we took it for repair and found someone to teach her, now she is shining behind the sewing machine. She is very happy and it is also a good exercise for her left arm and to use her three fingers from her right hand better.

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