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, February 20, 2014

A playground in Soroti prisons.

We had a big group of visitors today. A delegation of a donor organisation Metterdaad from Holland came by. We have been receiving help from this organisation for the batteries for our Solar system. Right now they are helping us with buying a monitor machine for Soroti hospital. We first had some time in Amecet and then we went to the Hospital. We saw the doctor who will work with the monitor in the future and after that we went to the Soroti Prisons. With donor gifts from Holland we were able to build a small playground for the children from the female prisoners. And today we had the official handover from the playground to the Prisons.
 First we had some speeches from the Prisons officials, we also said something and one of the prison ladies had a small speech. After that we went outside and we opened the playground with some of the small children on the merry-go-round, the slide and the swing. We had bought some crates of soda, so the party was complete!! (in Uganda no party without a soda!!!) 

 At the end, the prisoners sang for us and the group of Metterdaad sang a song (in Dutch) to them.
It was a busy day, with all those visitors and we also had the 10 children playing around in Amecet. They discovered some bicycles and they were all teaching each other to use the bicycle. They were all over the place, on the trampoline, on the swings, in the sandbox. It was so good to see them happy and relaxed. In the meantime the police is working on the case. Max is also doing well, but we do have some worries about the little baby Esther. She keeps having fevers, the doctor has been coming to Amecet to see her. She is put on IV medication.

So we do not getting bored.... Tomorrow a new day again!

1 comment:

  1. A merry-go-round, please. (Oftewel, vrolijk in het rond, ipv Mary, ga in een rondje)