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!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Amun week 2014 has started...

The last couple of years we have had 'the Amun week' in the beginning of December. It has become a tradition now. We invite all the older HIV+ children, who have lived for some time in Amecet, to come back for a week of encouragement, teaching, fun and fellowship. This year we expected 50 children/youth in the age of 8 up till 21 years old.
It is a lot of work and we started meeting and organising about 5 weeks ago. We got some help from the YWAM Soroti base and this year we even expect some staff from YWAM Jinja. we have a week full of teachings, games group meetings and fun. we want to talk with them about HIV/AIDS, about stigma and about acceptance. They are all on the ARV's, the medicines which slow down the growth of the HIV virus. So at 7am. and at 7 pm. all the medicine containers are coming out and the medicines are taken. We want to encourage them to not skip a day of medicines. It is so good to see them again, children who were in Amecet in 2002, 2003 etc., they are also excited to see each other again. they come from very different villages, so they don't see each other very often. we have put a tent in the Amun compound and we found enough beds for everybody to sleep in!!
I will try to write every day a bit, this week, so you can be part of this week from a distance. Please pray for them and also for us, the staff, that we can help them and advice them if needed.
 Simon explains the details of the week. We kept the age from 8 or 9 and above, so they all can understand and talk, but we have some illegal members under the table!! Cathy and Ruth like to be there where the action is!!!

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