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, January 23, 2015

Rest in Peace, dear Julius..

The battle of Julius came to end, last evening at 7.30 pm. His little body was so tired, it looked that he was in constant pain and struggling for breath.. We had him on the oxygen machine since 2 pm yesterday, but that also didn't help him. His saturation dropped, his heart beat dropped and at 7.30 pm it was over.

I feel mixed, very sad because of loosing this little one, but also relieved that he is out of his suffering. We have the comfort that Julius is with Jesus, his pain is over and he is in the Father's arms!
We will lay his small body in a little coffin and we will bring him to the village, where he will be buried next to his mother, who passed away 2 weeks ago.

When we drove to his village, the road was so narrow at the end, we had to walk the last part. The coffin went on a motorbike. Many people from the neighbourhood had already gathered, waiting for the body to arrive.

The small coffin was put on a bed in the middle, under the tree. People sitting around it. This was a sad moment, the father came forward with his 5 remaining children. They all looked alike, just as Julius had looked. I had to give an account from all that had happened in Amecet with Julius and I gave the medical book to the father. Then we left the family to mourn and to bury the little boy next to his mother.
Dear Julius, rest in Peace!

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