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 29, 2016

Twins are going......and twins are coming.......

We said goodbye and we prayed over the two little boys, John and Jonathan. They came into Amecet on October 2015. Their mother passed away after giving birth. Very sad, they were both around 2 kg. The family of the late mother brought them to Amecet. They are also the ones who are taking care of them after Amecet. And today was the big day, their weight is now 4.7 and 4.6 kg and they are beautiful little boys with such a charming smile!

 The two little boys are dressed in the clothes that the mother had bought for them. The family brought them along and it felt almost like a tribune to their mother to dress the boys in them. The lady at the right will care for the babies, with the help of other family members.

We don't receive payment for the help we give to the families, this is the ministry that God gave us to do, but sometimes we receive blessings... the family brought two big chickens, one for John and one for Jonathan. of course we receive those and we will enjoy eating them:).
After saying goodbye, I had go go to the hospital with one of the older children. While I was in the hospital I got a phone call from Amecet: Els, there is a new twin, please come. So I went back to Amecet and I saw two little girls: Theresa (Teddy) and Elizabeth (Lisa). Very small, tiny girls, their weight is only 1.7 and 1.8 kg. they are 10 days old. The mother gave birth at home and had severe bleeding. They brought her to the hospital, but it was too late, she died at arrival in the hospital. The girls are small, but they look healthy. We took them to the doctor and we started the feeding. We already looking forward to the day we can hand them back to the family...... But for now, we will pray that they start growing, they do not drink so well, but we give them some time...
So it is going and coming in Amecet, please pray for the night duty staff, they have now again 2 more new born babies on their schedule!!

Is this not sweet??


  1. Bless you and all the children, thanks for taking the time to share their stories

  2. May God's protecion and caring always be with babies. and I pray for the night dity staff who has God's hands and heart.
    God bless you all!