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 28, 2015

Goodbye Gabdesia....

 We went with 6 staff to the burial of Gabdesia. Over the phone we had contact with the family and we heard that they didn't have a coffin. So we told them that we would come with a coffin from Soroti. We got a coffin which was already made, but it was too long, so they made it smaller while we were waiting. the coffin fitted in the car, so we drove to their village (about one hour). When we arrived, we found them already started. They were all sitting under a big tree, near the house, in the middle was a bed, with the body of Gabdesia on it. People were sitting around it, singing, praying, crying. They gave us a space and we put the coffin there. A bit later, they laid Gabdesia in the coffin and they went on with their little service.
It was so peaceful, outside where the butterflies and the birds were flying around. It was a good and beautiful way to say goodbye to Gabdesia. The mother was crying, she will miss her daughter a lot. But knowing how the last 1,5 year of her life had been, I have peace....
Gabdesia, thank you for staying with us, thank you for your smile and your sense of humor. I know you will enjoy your eternal life with the Father!!

Until we meet again!!

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