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 12, 2013

Amun week - Familyday.

Today it was Family day. It was the first time we did this. We want to work more together with the relatives of the children. We invited all the relatives of the Amun week children to come for one day to our our Amun Family day. I think, it was a success, from around 35 children (of the 48) came the relatives today to Amecet.
 The relatives came a little late, so we were waiting for them, no problem for the children... Some music on and they were dancing and having lots of fun.When some relatives arrived, they were taken by the child for breakfast (tea and bread) and the rest was dancing while waiting.
We had an extra tent for today, and slowly the tents filled up.
 Madam Adongo came to speak about children rights and the people could ask questions to her.
And Jane Orem shared about Family life, how to get along together, more talking together, more time spending as a family together.  
Several people stood up and gave  a testimony, this is the grandmother of Christopher. This was so special, Christopher came to Amecet in 2003, has been very, very sick and now he just graduated from P7, is taller than his grandmother. So goods to see how proud she is of her grandson.
Dinah with her mother, the mother has been very sick and also Dinah was so sick, that we even feared for her life. Now she also graduated from P7 and she is a beautiful young lady!
Emmanuel and his sister.
And of course there is food.... First the parents and than we, the rest.

We can look back on a very busy day, but I think the relationships with the families of the children will benefit from this day. And it was great to see the children interact with their relatives. Tomorrow the last day of the Amun week... 

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