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!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mark, holidays and power problems.

On February 7th Mark was brought in Amecet. We found his family, but he was not welcome there. you can read his story in the blog of Feb. 7, 2015. Our Social Workers, Elias and Simon worked on his case and they found an uncle in Arua, in the North of Uganda, where he is welcome! He left 4 days ago. Sarah (here with him on the picture) will miss very much, he was a cute gentle little man, we pray that he will bond in his new family and will grow up into a big gentle man!
The holidays have started again. The schools start here in February and they go for 12 weeks, than there is a holiday from 3 or 4 weeks. Elias is monitoring all the senior students and we have this year also several girls on courses. All those courses are boarding schools, so the students have to come with their mattress, jerrycan, basin and a metal box with lock, to put their belongings in. When it is holiday, they have to go home with all that stuff and bring it again in 3 or 4 weeks. Elias was busy with picking them from their schools and put them on vehicles to go back to their village. They also brought their reports, some were disappointing, some were okay......
Yesterday again a new baby was brought into Amecet, the doctor from the hospital called in the morning. The mother had passed away at 5 am, the father didn't know what to do, so they requested Amecet to take the baby for now. The mother had had a Cesarean, one week ago and she died now from complication with the liver and the kidneys. the baby was fed only on sugar water. But she will be fine.
Today we had another challenge, there was no electricity.... Amecet has a solar system and when that is not working anymore (like in the rainy season) we have a generator as a backup system. Sometimes we have children on the oxygen machine and we do need power then to run the machine, but our laundry machine does not work on those... so this morning there was an enormous mountain of dirty laundry.....
And being it a Sunday, our laundry lady and our kitchen lady are free, so there is always a lot of work! From left to right: Mary, Janet and Peace are attacking the mountain of laundry. After I made the picture, I also worked :).  We got everything done and hanging on the laundry lines and .........yes the electricity came back!!!!!! But it is clean, we are happy the electricity is back, even the water came back yesterday, after not being there for 2 days....

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