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!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

R.I.P. Gabdesia

 This morning we received a phone call with the news that Gabdesia had passed away this morning.
It was a shock, and at the other hand it was not. Gabdesia had been a year with us and we brought her back to her mother in the village on 31/8/2015. She wanted to go home and we respected that, but we have been struggling with her during the whole time she was with us. Gabdesia was HIV+ and didn't want to take her medicines and most of the time she didn't want to eat either. What do you do then, letting her die?? We have been feeding her for quite a while by NG tube, she was fine with that, but you can't go forever with a feeding tube in your nose. We loved her, she was very gentle with the babies, she liked to color, we were able to share with her about Jesus, we were trying to counsel her to start eating... She had a sweet personality, but she was a professional in hiding medicines.
Gabdesia, we are sad, we feel the pain, but we know that you have your peace now, you have no more sickeness, you don't have to take any medicines anymore and I am sure that they have many nice food in Heaven that you will enjoy!!
The top picture was taken during her 14th Birthday party in August 2015, the down picture was taken 5 days ago, when Elias brought a Christmas gift to her and her mother in the village. Tomorrow she will be burried.


  1. Especially in times of mourning it is good to be together and comfort each other. And remind each other to continue to follow the example set by Christ, the acts of kindness and healing towards the sick, the poor, whomever crosses our path. At the same time if we can rejoice together we should not forget to do that as well. And if I read again your blogs that is the path you are following in Amecet, that is what allows you to make a difference in the life of the children that come to Amecet. JBR