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, January 17, 2016

Amun week has started!!

Every year we have our Amun week (week of Hope) in December. But due to several reasons, we were not able to have the Amun week in December, so we postponed it to January. So it is the Amun week 2015, but happening in January 2016!!
We have been busy with organizing and meeting together to think about the theme. We meet with a group of 10 people, we get help from several people from the YWAM Soroti base. And Saturday January 16, the children came!!We had put a tent in the compound of our Amun home and that is where we have the meetings. This year 41 children are invited, this are all HIV+ children, who have been living in Amecet before. This week we want to encourage them, teach them, listen to them and see how we could help them more to accept their status and to live positively with it. It is not easy to live with HIV, we miss two children this year, who were witn us during the previous Amun week in 2014, they both past away, due to not taking the ARVs well. (ARVs are the Aids medicines to slow down the growth of the HIV virus). All the children sleep in our Amun home and you can imagine that is quite an operation!!
They were all excited to come and to see each other again. On Sunday morning we had a service in the tent, Steven Orem YWAM Soroti base leader) spoke and of course there was lots of singing!!!
The theme is coming this year, came from John 10:10 and everybody gets an orange T-shirt! We got a lot of blessing today, in the form of rain!!! So when they all came to Amecet for lunch, we had to squeeze on the veranda, to eat our plates.

 To wash our hands before eating was easy today, because of the overflowing rain tanks!
We are looking forward to a great week with them, and I will be writing more about this special event!!

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