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!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Mini Max will rest in Peace......

 Little mini Max, where I have been writing about and have been asking prayers for, went last night to be with the Lord. This is recent picture of him and you can see how beautiful he looks. He was doing so well!! After more than 2 weeks on the oxygen machine, he was able to breath by himself and a week later, we put him back in his bed, with the other babies. He was gaining and drinking good. He had gained more than 1 kg and weighed now 2.640 kg.  Last night the staff on night duty, wanted to feed him and he was laying dead in his little bed. A big, big shock!! I went this morning to the doctor and we talked about it, what could have caused this????? He was 7 weeks old, but at least 2 months premature, there is an older brother with a heart problem, we don't know......... we have to accept it.....
 Two of our staff, Sharon and Janet are carrying the coffin to the car.
 We called the family early this morning, so they were a bit prepared. We brought the coffin with the body of Max home. The little coffin was placed on a bed, under the mango tree. Everybody was gathering around it, to mourn together this little man.
And then, tomorrow they will bury him, next to his mother. This will be his last resting place.
The family was thankful for all we had done. The father said that when he was called to come, when Max was so sick in the beginning, he had seen how much we had cared for Max, he was thankful for all what we had done and was giving it over to God! 
And that is what we also have to do, in spite of all the questions we have.........

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