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!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas blessing to the villages

It is so very busy at the moment  in Amecet. There were quite a number of children due to go back to their relatives, it always requires extra work in calling them, talking with them to see if they are ready and when they come, encouraging them to take their child back. We give them a packet with a mosquito net, some clothes, porridge flour and sugar, a toy and a blanket. We always pray for the child and the family before they go. Sometimes we are very happy, but sometimes we are a bit worried. But we need to give the children back to their relatives, they belong there, but some of them we will visit in their home in two or three weeks, just to see how they are doing...
 Nathan has been brought back to his mother. You can read his story in the blog of November 24. We brought him together with his special made C.P. chair and we also had a stroller for them. the mother has a small tomato business on the local market, nearby their home. She can take Nathan along in his stroller, he is quite heavy to carry,. I think he will be the first and only child in a stroller there.... we also gave a small gift to the mother, to help boost her tomato business.
There were several older boys in Amecet, they were all struggling with their medication and some of them came in Amecet in quite a severe state, sick and malnourished. As soon as they were a bit okay, we let them go to the YWAM Harmony primary school. And most of them did very well. It was a good bunch of kids, they really cared about each other, but also for them it was time to go back... That was not easy for them, they became good friends and they will miss Amecet, but they do not belong in Amecet, but at home with their relatives. We will keep contact with them and they were able to go home with a parcel with lots of good things.....
 This is a part of all things we were able to buy, Posho, beans and sugar, biscuits, sweets, balloons, tea, cooking oil are some of the items. Elias and Simon were very busy, they got help from Mary and Sarah to pack all the parcels, ready for the families in the villages. We had made a list with 55 families and Elias and Simon made a schedule for the distribution. There was a lot of driving involved, the families are living all over Teso, from Otuboi, Serere, Katakwi and even in Ngora. We also brought the invitation for the coming Amun week. Every year we have a week in December with all the HIV+ children. A week full of encouragement, teaching, fun and fellowship. We were not able to do this in December, because of the moving back to Amecet, so it is planned for the third week in January 2017. 
They brought Max a Christmas blessing. He is doing very well and can walk!!! It is also a good way to see all the children and encourage the families!
Charles was brought back to his family! They were happy to see him. When he came to Amecet, he was very weak and sick, now he comes back home healthy and strong!! We pray that the families will have a merry Christmas and hope for the next year!!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Christmas to you AMECET and the children at large.