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, December 9, 2013

Amun week- Day 3

 At 5.30 am Amun house is busy with everywhere children waking up and trying to organise themselves and breakfast is at 7 am. At 8.30 we begin in the tent with praise and worship and than a time of meditation. The teaching starts at 9 am.
Today I was the one to teach, about HIV/AIDS and ARVs. When you are standing in front of this group of 45 HIV+ children, who are all on the ARV medicines, then I really feel for them. They know where I am talking about. I tried to explain what the HIV virus does in their blood and why ARV's are so very important. I try to make it easy to understand and hopefully it stimulate them to take their ARVs with more care. When I talked about ARV's I took some time to remember the three children who passed away this year. Children from their group, last year they were there, it was very hard for them to take in. Several children cried, it is the reality, two of the three, got sick because of not taking their ARVs regular. I don't want to scare them, but it is the reality!
We watched a small movie about ARVs, you can see they are very concentrated.
In the afternoon they went into 3 groups (according their age) and they had a time of sharing and evaluating the morning teachings. They had really understood it and it was also good to share in the small group about the 3 children who passed away this year.
Then the games, it is so good to see them all participating, the big ones made most of the noise!!!!
This is a game in small groups. We are so thankful for this beautiful garden en place!

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