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!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The new year begins....

We wish you all a Happy 2015!! And we thank you for your interest and support for Amecet in 2014, we are ready for new challenges, new blessings and new victories in 2015!!

Yesterday, we got a phone call from the probation Officer from another District, it was 2 hours drive away. There was a woman who was insane, she had given birth on the road. She spoke another language, was just wandering around. If we please could come and take the child, it was not safe for the baby to stay with the mother. Elias and Emmanuel went to pick the baby. It is so sad, but for the life of the baby, this was the only way. The mother was also HIV+.
 They called the baby Emmanuel. His weight was 1.8 kg and he around 1 week old. We started directly with the ARV's. It is a small little boy, we will care for him.

Then we also were busy this morning with preparing our New year meal!! It is nice to do something extra and we all worked together in getting everything done!
Helen helped uncle David with slaughtering the chickens. This goes all on a different way than I would do at home, we buy the chicken alive and we let them walk in the compound till the time we "need"  them. 
Uncle Elias is cooking the meat for the Pilau, that is a treat, it is rice with the meat through it and they use special spices. It is very tasty!

In the meantime others were feeding the baby's and keeping an eye on the toddlers and Ester and I were doing the laundry. As I wrote in my last blog, our washing machine broke down. There came someone to repair it, but this morning it broke down again and it sounded very serious. We do really need a new machine. I didn't count this time how many diapers I washed, too busy, but there were many!!!!

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