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, February 7, 2015

Mark was not welcome.....

Thursday, at the end of the afternoon, this little boy was brought to Amecet. By two men, with a letter of the Police. They said they were not involved, they were just bringing him...
The letter said that the mother has left this boy with a certain lady. The lady had looked after him for almost two months, but she was sick and couldn't continue to care for him. So she brought him to the Police, who brought him to us.
A very handsome little boy, he might be 1,5 years old, he can walk and he understands English and Atesso. No name, no age,  nothing..... The lady had cared for him well, he looked well! He started to play and he was not shy. The next day, Grace, our cook saw him, she knew him and later Simon got all the details from her. Friday afternoon, Simon and Emmanuel went together with the little boy, whom we had called Mark, to see his family. Some hours later they came back..........with Mark!!! The had found the family, The grandfather has two wifes, the daughter (the mother of Mark) has been giving many problems in the family. The father didn't want to see or hear anything about her and he didn't even want to see his own grandson!!! Also the two wifes (one of them was the real grandmother) didn't want to know anything about the child. 
We were all shocked, your own grandchild, who is innocent to all what his mother might have done...
So Mark is back in Amecet, where he is happily playing and we have to sort out what to do, together with the Police and the Probation office.
They told us his name, but we decided to keep it Mark and not the name, given by people who rejected him.
Mark, you are welcome in Amecet and we will do all we can to place you among (your) Family!!!

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