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!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Boys stories...

Last week we traveled to Kampala. we several things to do, but one of the main issues was to visit Innocent. I wrote about him in the blog of November 10, we have had telephone contact via his sister, but now we went there to see him. we also brought his sister and brother there. His mother stays with him, but the doctor wants to start with treating the mother as well, she has the same kind of cancer as Innocent. The doctor is very content with Innocent, his cancer is really responding well to the chemo, but the biggest problem is now malnutrition. He hardly eats. The good news is that he got on Friday his last chemo from the first cycle of 9 weeks. He has been receiving chemo every Friday for the last 9 weeks. He has a break now of 3 weeks, than he gets one dose again, then again 3 weeks rest till he has 3 more doses. It will be good for his body... He was happy to see us, he is happy that his mother is with him and we hope and pray that he will start to eat better.. Please join us in prayers for Innocent
The next "boys story"is about Siliver. Siliver has been in Amecet twice, the first time in 2006 and the second time in 2008. We have been in contact ever since. He joins our Amun weeks and we know him as a quiet, but healthy boy. Yesterday, Sunday, he came walking into our compound. Very weak and tired, he struggled to walk, so weak he was. We took him in and tried to talk with him. he got a ride from the village and his family is tired from his sickness (he is HIV+ and on ARV's). According to Siliver, they told him that it would be better if he would die. Siliver had pain in the chest, we took him to the doctor next door. The doctor took time for him and we got some medicine prescribed. The pain is probably because of a fungal infection inside. He liked to drink milk and to eat porridge, so at least he got something inside. As we tried to talk with him, we got the message that he has not been really taking his ARV's so well, and since a month he hardly eats. He is 13 years old and his weight is 24 kg. I really felt for him, he is very quiet, sleeps and rest a lot, but hearing those negative messages from your family is very painful. He had arranged the trip to Amecet himself, he felt that we could help him.... Please pray for wisdom....
The last "boys story"is a more happy one!! Joseph is gone with his grandmother today!! I have been writing about him in previous blogs. Both of his parents are in the prisons and Joseph came to Amecet because of feeding problems, he has a severe cleft pallet. In October he is operated and the outside is now repaired (see blog of October 20). Next year he needs to have a second operation. When he was in the hospital for that operation, his grandmother cared for him and she was willing to get him after his face was healed. that is better than going back in the prisons, to his mother... The grandmother was very happy to take him and it is good for Joseph too. He can walk now, and is all over the place, and sometimes on places you don't want him to be... as you can see on the picture!! We will miss him, he has been part of our Amecet family for long, but it is good for Joseph to be in his family!!

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