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, April 8, 2016

Renovation 1

I start today with the first blog about our renovation. Amecet is operating since December 2001, so almost 14,5 years!! We have seen that our Amecet home really needs some attention. But how, we are always full with  children and there is a lot of work to be done: the kitchen needs work, the ceiling in some of the rooms, the floor in the whole house is not good, we have a cement floor and there are holes everywhere, the bathrooms needs work, the walls need to be painted again, in all those years we have have done repairs and we have tried to keep it nice, but to paint, that is a major job......These are some of the pictures which shows how it looks now.. It is really necessary to do something. So we came together to plan this, we will get help from a team from the Netherlands that is willing to come and work in our home, this will be in September!! We are so grateful for that!!
Now we are starting to plan this all: for the time of renovation,  we will move the whole Amecet home to our second house, Amun,  Amun was used to host our older children and the last years we used it for staff to live and for bigger groups of children who are coming for emergency. We are now busy with the Amun house, to bring it in a condition that we can move the Amecet home in. If you look at the first picture, you see a big hole in our fence. We have had at least 6 or 7 of those big holes. We got many visitors at night, every time we repaired our fence, but it made the fence to be very weak. For the safety we are now building a walled fence! Which was our first project in the renovation process!!!
This is at the back of the compound, the wall is almost finished, then we are going to the doors, the bathrooms and the kitchen.
We are also going to get new beds and I have been talking with one of the local welders to make the beds how we want it. We have seen that the old beds are too big, and sometimes not safe. We want to give our beds to small village hospitals and we get the new ones made. Today I went to see the first try out....
I had given pictures from Internet and the size and he made this first sample!! As you see, it is on the street where they work and he is very happy with the work, because if this one turns out well, we will order more from him!!! He can adjust some things, which we want different, this is how we shop.... a bit different than from Internet......
We are able to do this renovation because of a gift we received from a Dutch organization. Normally we would not have the extra funds to do something big like this, we also get help from  another Dutch Organization, de Figurant. We are so grateful for that. If there are among the readers of this blog, people who want to help us with this big operation, we would be so happy with that. Because when you start to renovate, you always find more thing to replace...  You could donate gifts to our account in the Crane bank, Uganda:
Beneficiary Bank: Crane Bank Ltd, Kampala, Uganda
Beneficiary Name: Youth With A Mission Amecet, Soroti
Account number: 1028011 06 0000108
If you do so. please send us an email, ( so we can trace it, if necessary.
Thank you so much!! We keep you informed about our process!


  1. Thank you for your compliment! I am writing it myself, I think my heart is in it, so that is what you might read as an extra flavour! Thank you, Els

  2. Awesome! The fence at AMECET and Ceiling really needs working on.