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, July 3, 2016

Anna Grace will go to school tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow she is allowed to go to school, we start with half days. Anna Grace is still a bit weak, a whole day school might be too much for her! Anna Grace came at the end of May in Amecet. Both of her parents died of AIDS and she is also HIV+. She was getting her ARV's from a Health centre in her village, but we found out that she is taking them wrongly for years.... The doses she took were too low and she was getting weak and sick.  She has gained 4 kg. since she came to Amecet, got stronger, at first she was laying down most of the days, but not anymore, she walks around, plays and colors and she is asking if she can go to school.... We refused at first, because she was still so weak, but now she is doing well, is more active, so we let her go for half days only (for now). When I gave her a schoolbag and books, she was shining!!!! It is such a joy to see her happiness!
This are our other three musketeers, they all came into Amecet at the way Anna Grace came in. But now they are all going to school and they are doing well!! Today they helped us with washing the dishes, on Sunday, several of our staff is free, so their help is very welcome. This is also so good to see, they came in sick and weak, now they are strong, funny and reaching out to help!
We still receive little baby's, this picture, I took this morning from baby Julius. He was only 9 hours old when he came into Amecet! He was born at home, in the village and the mother started to bleed after the baby was born, she died only hours later. The situation at home was not so good, there is a grandmother, but she has a mental problem, so it was not good to have him at home. They came for help to Amecet. Julius weighed 2.3 kg and looked a bit yellow. he was weak, couldn't suck from his bottle, so we had to give him a NG tube, to be able to give him the nutrients he needed. We changed beds, so that he would get more daylight, through the window and today he is doing good. He is with us for 3 weeks, and he gained 280 gram. Maybe that doesn't seem much, but now he started to gain, he will  gain more and more. It gives you also an idea how we struggle sometimes for 280 gram! But we believe in the small beginnings......

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