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!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

4 children re-united with their families...

This month September, we were able to re-unite already four children back home. We are so happy that the children were received with smiles. They all came to Amecet because of difficulties in the family, and now they are able to go back and grow up in the midst of their relatives!
 Julius had been brought to us in the beginning of June. His mother had passed away after the delivery and Julius was a very small, tiny baby. We had problems in the beginning, he didn't want to drink and we had to feed him by NG tube for a while. We posthoned  his going home for a couple of weeks, because when he started to pick up, we wanted to be sure that he was continuing in that way. But on September 2, the grandmother and the father came to pick him. Look at the beautiful smile of the grandmother when she received Julius out of the hands of Esther! She will love him and that is for us also good to know.....
Moses is a different story, he was brought to Amecet on 24.1.2016, he was 12 days old. The mother was in Soroti hospital and was very sick. They even feared for her life, the baby was with her in the hospital and it was very hard to care for him there.
We took him into Amecet and cared for him there. The mother got better, at a certain moment they brought her back home, in the village. But she was paralysed and still not able to care for Moses. We tried in the family, but in vain. After some visits to her in the village, the mother agreed to have him back, she had now enough support from people around her to care for Moses. Simon brought him back to her on 2/9/2016. She was so happy, she had not seen her child for almost 8 months!!! She is much stronger now and there is support for her and Moses from the people living around her. 
 Peter was picked by both parents on 7/9/2016. Peter has been with us for just over 2 months.Peter was 1 month old when he came in Amecet. His mother had complications after the Ceasarian operation  and was very weak, She was admitted in Soroti Hospital and again needed to be operated. So there was a need to care for the little baby. He has been sick a bit, but did very well in Amecet, now the mother is ready to care for him and also Peter is ready for going home, he gained more than 2 kg and is a friendly smiling boy!
And today went Abraham back to his family! He was 1 day old when he came into Amecet, 2 months ago. The mother died after giving birth. Abraham was born at home, but the mother started to bleed, they tried to rush her to the hospital, but she died on the way. So sad, Abraham was brought to Amecet and the family tried to pick up their life again. The grandmother will help the father to look after the children. She is holding Abraham on the picture and the auntie and an older sister to Abraham, joined them.
It is a joy to see children go back to their families, that is where they belong, we are happy to help in a time of need, but the best place is HOME!

ps. it is also good to have some empty beds, we got 2 new children last week and there is one baby on it's way to Amecet, right now. The Probation officer called to ask if we have space........

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