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!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday in Amecet..

The morning started by driving to church, I stopped at Amecet to take the older children along. And with 8 children I found a place inside. There was good worship today and also the preaching was good. They are having every month another topic to preach about. This month it is the Family. And today they were talking about how to overcome violence in the marriage. Very down to earth and practical. I like that!! 
I have not been writing much this last week, we have been quite busy. We got several children via the Police. The girls, I wrote about in the blog "Child Trafficking" are all gone. They were picked some days later and are back with their families in the North. But we got a baby from a mother who was in jail, she murdered her husband and was taken into custody. A couple of days later she was taken to the prison and her baby joined her there. Then a boy, who was found in town, his parents were located and he is back home. A girl who lived with her grandmother, was walking from a far village, back to her mother, stranded in Soroti and was brought to Amecet by the Police. Later contacts were made with her mother and they came to pick her. Life is never boring in Amecet!!!
Yesterday a little premature baby was brought from a hospital in a neighboring district.
This little baby is called Antonia, she is 4 days old and her weight is 1.5 kg. Her mother passed away after the delivery and she was born 2 months premature. She looks good and we have hope that she will start growing and be fine!
We have some worries about Janet, a little baby who was brought to us 10 days ago. Her mother died after the Cesarean operation. There is not a certain problem that is showing, but Janet is just not doing well, not gaining, lethargic, not drinking good.....  Another baby, Mary, was brought 6 days ago. Her mother got a asthma attack shortly after the delivery and she passed away....
Jessica, a little 3 year old girl, who has been living in Amecet for the 5.5 months, has been taken back to her relatives. It is always hard to let them go, especially when you are not sure if they will care well for her. Please pray for Jessica! 
Then we have a lot of concern about Max. I wrote about him before. He is now so in his own world. He can't walk anymore, he is not talking, I don't know if he is still recognising us. He is very scared and screams.
We all love him and it is so painful to see an 11 year old boy being demented. He likes to be touched (sometimes) and he loves his little pig (stuffed animal from Winnie the Pooh), but we can't reach him....
Please pray for him.

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