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!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Shaving time.....

It has been a bit quiet on our blog..... Not that we haven't been doing anything, or that nothing has happened.. We had a green wave going through the house... It is not nice to write about it, I mean we had a real green diarrhea going from baby to baby. Our big song was: Washing hands, washing hands!!! It was not good and you can imagine that I didn't want to write about this. Not a real funny thing to read about. But now we are almost through it. In the last blog I wrote about the new washing machine..... we were very happy with this machine!!!!! Many diapers were hanging on our clothes line during the last week!!
We still got some new children in Amecet, today we got baby whose mother died after the delivery. I wanted to ask the father to take the baby home and that we could help with milk money, but the father was really desperate, he didn't know how to care for this little baby. So we talked together and we decide that we could put two other baby's together in one bed and to give this baby the empty bed. It is hard to be so full, not having an empty bed left for an emergency for example. Many bottles and many diapers....
Saturday, Simon and Emmanuel did a good job on the heads from some of our children. When they come, many are malnourished and also their hair is not very nice. When they start eating well, their hair also starts to grow and it will be more black then. After some time it is good to shave all the hair off, so that the healthy hair can come out. 
 from left to right: Walter, Joshua and Justin (with snotty nose!)
 Joshua has still serious problems with his eyes, but he is handsome with his bold head!
 Gabdesia's hair was very thin, we hope with shaving it (a bit) it will grow back more thick. She has been without NG tube for some time, but last week she had lost so much weight that we had to put it back. She is now gaining again.
 Walter and Justin (at the back) play good together.
 Timothy looks really cute with his bold head. He is 18 months old and is not even crawling!! He was malnourished and really behind in his development. But he is lazy as well!!
Norah is one year old and she really wants to walk. The walker helps her to move, her hair was not very nice, But now the nice black hair can starts to grow!

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