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!

Friday, May 15, 2015

John went home and Joseph went Home.

It was a crazy day today! let me share about it.
There was a big ceremony on the sport field in Soroti: Teso safe Motherhood celebrated their 10 year anniversary. This organisation helps pregnant women with safe deliveries (and more). As Amecet we were also invited, to be part (with other organisations) of the exhibition. So we were there with some of the bigger baby's and some toddlers and staff.

It was a long day which started at around 10 am and it went on till 4 pm. We had diapers, milk and other things with us and the children did great! There was some singing and some role play, but most of it were speeches. Halfway I was called by Amecet, that the family of John was there to pick him. So I went back to Amecet, with Sarah, carrying John. he has been with us from the end of January, and was very ready to go back home. He  lost his mother after the delivery and was brought to Amecet, weighing only 1.8 kg. Now he was 4.8, so he gained 3 kg! After we had given him over to his family and explained everything to them, they left, back to their home, in the village. We pray that he will be a blessing to his family and that they will love him and care for him. Janneke went that morning with a very sick baby to the hospital and she was not back yet. The baby was one of the twins we had taken into Amecet, just 2 weeks ago, Mary and Joseph. Joseph has been sick since Wednesday and we were really worried about him. Earlier that morning I called to the father, because we felt that they should know and come to see him. I went back to the sports field, to the ceremony.  And when we came back in Amecet at 4.30 pm the father of Mary and Joseph was there. he was sitting next to Jospeh, he was really sad, he lost his wife just 2 weeks ago and now his son was so sick. After a while he left and we promised him that we would call him if there was any change. I also talked with him about the possibility that Joseph could die. He understood and I really felt for him. Janneke was going to stay with Joseph that night. She felt 
that he could die that night and she wanted to be with him. We had prayed that morning for him and we all realised that he was very sick. I also went home, together with my daughters, knowing that I could expect a phone call. And that phone call came, at around 7.30 pm Joseph went Home. His suffering is over. I have called the father  to tell him the sad news. Tomorrow we will go to the village, to bring the coffin with this little body.
Two children went home today, but to very different homes!

I want to ask you to pray for the family of Joseph and also for our staff. we have some new people who joined us and they were quite upset about the death of Joseph.
I have another child I want to ask your prayers for. That child is Thomas. I have written about him before, he was a very small baby when he came via the Police in Amecet. We failed to locate any relatives and now we discovered that Thomas has an eye problem. Janneke took him to the Eye hospital in Tororro on Thursday and they found out that he has glaucoma in both eyes. This is a serious problem and he can become blind if nothing is done. Thomas will be operated on Monday 18/5/2015. We really appreciate your prayers for this operation, pray that this one operation will be enough to help Thomas and pray for the doctor who will operate, for wisdom and skills!
You can imagine that it was a crazy, busy and emotional day......and tomorrow..... there will be a new day again!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Els!

    Thanks for your updates! We were sad to hear about Joseph, and do pray God will be near little Mary. We also pray for a successful surgery tomorrow for Thomas.

    God bless, from Pader!
    -Mike & Marianne