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, January 22, 2016

Amun week: a great ending of an important week..

As I wrote in my last blog, the main focus was this week on adherence, the taking of the medicines. In almost every teaching it came back and the children got it!!! Now we pray that they will do it!!!!
Today we looked back on the teachings, the children mentioned what they had learned and then we went into the three age groups to practise a presentation about what we had learned. The youngest group had made a very nice drama....
 HIV is attacking a young lady, and also malaria and TB are ready to attack
 But the lady goes to the doctor and gets ARV medicines, the CD4 (white blood cells) are now getting stronger again to fight the TB and the malaria.
But the young lady gets tired of taking her medicines every day, she hides them and gets very sick, HIV is strong again, the doctor (left) even has to put the lady on a drip (the plastic water bottle), the CD4's are standing at the background, they are weak and can't fight for the lady. The doctor talks with the lady and tells her that she will die when she doesn't swallow the medicines every day. the lady promised to change her behaviour and swallow her drugs every day at the right time!!!
The older group had a drama about relationships, being HIV+ and being afraid to reveal the HIV+ status to the girlfriend, and stopping taking the ARV medicines in the boarding school out of fear what the other students might say when they see you taking medicines every day. The drama's were all good and very much about real life. they had understood the teachings...
We ended with the graduations of 6 youth. Two of them finished Secondary four, then 3 finished a life skill course  in tailoring and one finished a course in welding! We prayed over them and over their future and they cut the cake!! Catherine (my daughter) sneaked also in that group (front,left), because she said that she also graduated (from the preschool!).
And of course, we closed the week with a nice meal, which was enjoyed by everyone. It was a very busy week, but we had a great team to work with. And we a strong kitchen team, who cooked and served all the meals in time, which is a big blessing. We pray that the youth will know that the thief (HIV) only come to steal, kill and destroy, but that Jesus comes so that they may have life to the fullness ( John ten:ten). Tomorrow they all go back to their villages...
In the meantime Amecet went on as normal. we got several newborn babies in but I will write about them in another blog!

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