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, December 19, 2013

A home for Anna!!!

After the busyness of the Amun week "normal" life is continuing. We brought Bernard to the airport on Monday. He has been a big help with the Amun week. On Monday, Anna was handed over to her new family. On the picture you see the Probation officer giving Anna to her new mother. And on the second her new home. We are sure that she will be happy there, the new mother is so exited about her and she will be loved! Anna was brought to Amecet in August, her mother is mentally ill and wanted to put her on the Lira road, where a lot of traffic is. Via the Police she was brought to us, they have been trying to trace her family, but it was in vain. At least she has a home now and she will get all the opportunities to grow up and to be someone!
In the blog of September 4,2013, I wrote about a baby we were asked to visit. The mother was also mentally sick and the police and the people around were fearing for the baby. No one was allowed to touch the baby, otherwise the mother got aggressive. I was allowed to hold the baby, but I was not able to take the baby with us to Amecet. Now, 3 months later, the police and probation office contacted us again about this baby. And they brought the baby two days ago. The baby looks okay, there is a lady who wants to care for the baby, but they asked us to have the baby for some months, meanwhile they try to see how they can help the mother.
Yesterday I went to the prisons in Soroti to see how the work on the playground was going. Via gifts from Holland, we were able to build a small playground for the children of the female prisoners. We are going every week to the prisons to bring some nutritional supplements and soap to the mothers with small children. They asked us for some toys, but they get broken and missing, so the best option was to build some swings and a slide  and a merry go around. Yesterday they were planted and next week they will be painted by Janneke and Marieke, then we will hand them over to the children. I will keep you informed! 

No comments:

Post a Comment