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, November 27, 2015

The Amecet gang......

At the moment we have 10 little boys in Amecet, who crawl/walk or on the stomach, move over the veranda and the compound! from left to right, back row: Moses (twin), Sagal, Peter (twin), Ben, Joseph, Edward. The front row: Yoweri, Nathan, Jackson and Job!
They keep us very busy, next to the 10 little bay's we have as well to care for!
 Sometimes they play on the mat on the veranda, but most of the time, they are all over the compound!
 On the slide, which is going well most of the time, but sometimes there is a quarrel and we have to run to them, before one of them is pushed off....
As almost happened here with Joseph... 

Joseph was operated because of his cleft pallet , you can read about him in the blog of October 20, 2015. He is doing very fine now, he needs a second operation next year, then the doctor will close the inside of the pallet.

Nathan is 1 year and 9 months, he is with us for 3 weeks now. He can not walk, because of sickle cell and his legs are very weak. He moves over the veranda on his buttocks. We are exercising his legs and we see already a change in him. It is a very sweet boy, his mother abandoned him and now his grandma takes care of him. 
 The merry-go-round is also a favorite activity, but here is Moses hanging off.
Edward is helping in the garden, but with the rains we get every night, it is muddy and we have several changes of clothes every day... Edward is doing well, you can read his story, how he came into Amecet in the blog of October 21, 2015

 At 10 am. it is snack time, everybody comes back running to wash their hands and sit on the mat, ready for the snack, today it is bread and milk.

 Helping (?) uncle Calvin in the garden. It is nice to see how much patience he has with them, they do "help" him a lot....
 Sagal en Peter are coloring together. Sagal (left) is doing very good, he gets his medication every day and it is amazing how this little boy has changed!! You can see how he came into Amecet on August 28, 2015 you will not recognise him. He is very strong willed and if he decides not to listen, he will not listen... a challenge!!
 Jackson is "cleaning" up?? He can't yet walk, but crawls with speed all over the place and he pulls himself up on the shelves to empty them... Jackson is in Amecet since July, he has gained and changed a lot, he came in very sick and weak (see blog of July 21)

The twin brothers Moses and Peter, they do play a lot together, but they can fight together as well.....

They are the oldest boys of the gang and they do a lot of things they should not climbing trees... 
They came in Amecet in October, you can read the story in the blog October 2.

Ben is two years old and he came in Amecet 4 days ago. He was referred by the Prisons. Both of his parents are in the cells and his mother is pregnant and will deliver this week. We are trying to contact relatives, where Ben will go to until his parents are released from prisons.
And this is Job, the youngest from the gang! He is almost 10 months old. He has been very sick and for a long time we didn't know what could be the problem. Since a couple of weeks he is really changing. He can't crawl, but he sits and enjoys himself, he is part of the gang!! He smiles and react to people, You can read about him in the blog from April 1, 2015.

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