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!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lord have mercy on us.....

"Lord have mercy on us" this was the song that they sang at the burial of Gipas. It came to me as a cry, Lord we need your mercy!!! How many times have I been to a burial of one of our children?? And how many times will follow??
I was sitting among the mourners at the burial of Gipas. The coffin with his body was in the middle of the people, under the shade of a tree. There were people who made speeches, I was also asked to say something...What do you say...when a body of a fourteen old boy is laying in a coffin in front of you?? I urged people to take their medicines and prayed to God for comfort for his mother..
At a certain moment the children from Harmony school came. a long line, in their uniforms passing the coffin where their former classmate was laid. I felt it was a very touching and impressing moment. I saw several of them cry and I felt for their tears...
Lord, have mercy on the children who are innocently suffering from AIDS.
Lord, have mercy on us.....

1 comment:

  1. The rays of hope, how small they may be, when good things happen at Amecet, the everlasting mercy of the Lord will help us through the sad times. By sharing both grief and joy with each other and with the Lord, we can be pillars of hope for all the people in our care. God bless. JBR