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, April 14, 2015

Sleeping beauties.....

At the moment we have 15 small baby's in the house, 5 toddlers and 4 older children (5-13 years). And there is sometimes a lot of noise!! The children are cute and beautiful, but believe  me, when they are sleeping they are sooo beautiful!!!!!!
This picture is taken at a historical moment: all 8 little baby's are asleep!!! They are all beautiful and it is nice when they are resting, We have 3 beds with 2 baby's. We were full, but what do you do when they bring twins, like yesterday, very small and their mother just passed away that night?? Yes we take them in. But it is a lot of work and even those small baby's... they can cry!!! So we enjoy moments like this.
 Okello Emmanuel deep asleep. He is 10 days old and his mother passed away after the delivery.
 Thomas needs comfort after shaving his head (he had an infection). But is trying to sleep and his tumb will help him!
 Gerald doesn't want to sleep, he is 5 months old and ready to go home. But he doesn't cry and can just lay in his bed. playing with his hands and smiling to anyone who passes his bed.
 Baby Job is almost asleep, I like that, when their eyes are closing and they fight to stay awake, but then the sleep wins. Job is stable at the moment, but still needs your prayers
Justin was roaming around in our office and the next moment he is deep asleep on the floor!
 Mark didn't make it to his bed, he fell asleep at the table. almost with his head in his plate with posho and beans. Playing cost a lot of energy and wears you down......
Miss Norah didn't want to go asleep and tried to get out of her bed, she cried and called, but no one came to take her out, because it was her time to sleep!! Okay, she admitted it and fell asleep..........
Cathy (my daughter) goes to pre-school in the morning and she always sleeps in Amecet after lunch, sometimes it takes a while, when she is still too busy playing in bed.
This are the twins, they were brought yesterday, Mary and Joseph. Mary's weight is 1.5 kg and Joseph's weight is 1.8 kg. They are 1 week old and their mother died in the night. The baby's are small, and Joseph has a bad infection, probably through the umbilical cord. Janneke has to put him on IV drip and he gets IV medication. Mary also is on medication, but just via the mouth. They both drink well, so we think they will be fine. But they are to be watched....
I think you can understand why we are happy when the children are asleep!!! And they never sleep all at the same time, the night duty is busy at night with feeding and keeping up with all the baby's.
But they are beautiful!!!

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