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!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Twins Martha and Mary are going home.....

 Remember, half December 2014 we got the small, premature twins in Amecet. One of them, Mary, stopped breathing on the first day and we had to ran to the doctor. It is a miracle that she is alive!!! We had struggles in the beginning, but now they are two beautiful little girls. They drink well, are both around 4 kg. in weight and they can cry loud when they want to be picked or when they are hungry! On the picture, Anneke and Leya are holding them, they more than doubled their weight  and they areso cute!
The father and his brother came to pick them, together with the grandmother. They were so happy to receive them back and we were happy to hand them back to their family. We are glad that we could help in the crisis after the death of the mother, but home is where they belong........... 
We are also happy that we have two children less to care for in Amecet, because we are quite full. There are a number of children who are dumped and found and brought to Amecet. Very sad when you think about them, a little boy of 1,5 years old, just found somewhere in a trading centre. This little boy is crying a lot, he is really scared of being left behind. When you bring him to bed, you have to wait until he sleeps, otherwise he screams the whole room awake again. Simon and Elias, our Social Workers have been really working hard, trying to trace family. And we have some hope for several children. That we found relatives, who are willing to care for them. That makes me happy!
Gabdesia, the 14 year old girl who lives in Amecet since August 2014 is not doing well. She is so weak and weighs only 15 kg! We feed her with a NG tube, because she doesn't want to eat. The doctor changed her ARV's into stronger ones, this is really the last thing we can still try. Please pray for her, we put a mattress on the veranda, she can't sit so long and we don't want her to be alone on her bed. So we sometimes put one of the smaller children next to her. On this picture she tickles Rose and enjoys her company. We need to see a miracle for her! And we do see miracles happen in Amecet, so there is still Hope and we don't give up!

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