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!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Always room for one more (?) !!!

As you all know, we have always a lot of babies in Amecet, many of the blogs go about babies, but we also have quite a number of bigger children at the moment. And most of them are boys. We have a room for bigger boys and a room for bigger girls. In the boysroom we had 4 beds, but the number grew, to 5, than 6. We changed a bed into a bunk bed, and we are full for boys, we said..... But then this morning, we got a call from the police, there is a six year old boy brought to them, he slept last night in the police post, they don't know where he is from, he only tells his name: Isaac. He is scared and he doesn't want to talk. What do you do then???? Elias and I went to the boys room, no place for another bed, but.... we could change another single bed into a bunk bed.... so we did!
This picture, I took today, it is a historic picture, because all 7 boys are asleep!!!! Most days we have to act like a police officer, trying to keep them in their bed, they are all over the place. After lunch we send them to rest for some time, many of the children are still weak and to have this time of rest, really helps them, and they sleep!!! At least this time :)
So Isaac first got lunch and then he was given a bed, a bed down, because he might fall from the top bed, in the village, many people sleep on a mat or a mattrass on the floor. After the rest they all got porridge and now they are playing and running around, I can just see outside from the office and I see Isaac playing, so I am sure that he will talk and we get to know more from his back ground and where he is from. 
It is holidays, so all the children are the whole day in Amecet. It gives a lot of noise, they  have arguments at times, but overall, they do well.
 Mary build a restaurant in our garden, they made little pots from clay and a compound made with the little sticks, just how it is (in big) in the village. They are cooking with leaves and sticks......
 Then suddenly we heard screams and they saw a snake....... Good that uncle Emma was around and he killed it, it was a green one, so not a poison snake, but still we don't like them around!!
 Drinking porridge, before going to
play again!!
But still, the children who are going to school, have some home work to do in the holidays. Auntie Lisanne and aunti Rosanne are helping them. We have some older children who didn't go to school yet, They just came recently in Amecet and we have to see how they are doing physically. When they are strong enough, we will let them go to school.

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