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!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amun week 2014 Day 7 (last day!!)

 The whole group, with staff, kitchen crew and youth, it was a great week!!!!
 We had this year a special closing day, we had our first graduates!!! This are the 8 graduates, left to right: Christopher (tailoring), Issa ( Senior 4), Francis (S 4), Mary (S 4),  Naome (S 4), Betty(S 4), Anthony (Tailoring) and Catherine (Tailoring)We had in the morning a special programme in where we showed films and pictures of each graduate and it was amazing to see how they had been changed. We affirmed each one of them and prayed for them. Later we asked each one of them what they wanted to advice the others and what is their dream now.. It was touching to hear them share, several of them said that they had never dreamed of coming this far, living this long.. They gave good advice to the others: do not give up, dream big and start small, listen to good advice etc.
 Sam Abuke, spoke about our theme scripture: Joshua 1:9 and assured each one of them that God is with them everywhere they go. It was very encouraging.
 Then we gave the three graduates, who finished their tailoring course a sewing machine, so they are now able to earn a living. The five who graduated from Senior 4, are still waiting for their results, when they come, we will sit with each one of them to see what next.....
 Cutting the cake...
 Here we are closing for the whole group, singing: Be bold, be strong, for the Lord our God is with you! We pray that they will know that God is with them, when they go back to their villages!!!
This is our kitchen crew, they have been working so hard, this week. I talked to David and asked them how many jerrycans with water he had brought this week. We get our drinking water from the borehole, while we have pumped in water through the tap, we use for all other business. It is really getting warmer, so they drink a lot of water. With both houses, the Amun week (with 50 children and 20 staff) and Amecet with the baby's and toddlers and staff, David and Calvin get 13 jerrycans per day, that is 20 liter per jerry can, so we drink 260 liter per day!!!!! we asked the kitchen crew to come and we all thanked them for their hard work, For the last, special meal, we decided that we would ask someone from outside to cook and serve it. So we would not have any stress and they even do the dishes....
The food was so nice, everybody liked it. The kitchen crew as well, nice for them to eat a meal which they didn't have to cook!

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