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, February 9, 2017

Difficult decision

 We had to make a difficult decision, this week.... We have two older HIV+ children in Amecet who are not doing good. Anna Grace (left on the picture) is with us since May 2016. We have struggled with her, trying to get her to eat, to co-oparate with us, her medicines were changed into stronger ones, but  all in vain.... Anna Grace was part of the Amun week and we saw there a change in her. But as soon the Amun week was over, she gave up and we even found medicines in her room and refused to eat. John Peter is not so long with us, since the end of December 2016. But he has been crying for his grandmother since he arrived. Refusing to eat, refusing to bath, refusing to do anything... We hoped that the Amun week would help him, but he only used it to make a dramatic show, he let himself fall on the ground and started to shake. We took him out and he walked normally back to Amecet. He is just so miserable, the only thing what went better is the wound on his face. We had a serious meeting and we decided to bring them both back to their relatives........
Here they sit in the car, driving them back to their village. It is not really a happy trip, we are worried about them, but this was not going well. We will visit them soon again, to see how they are doing. We would have loved to bring them home smiling and healthy, but maybe they will do better now in  their own homes....
Late yesterday afternoon, Simon brought this little boy to Amecet. The hospital had called him that they needed help. The mother of the little boy was very sick and was admitted in Soroti hospital, together with her little son. There was nobody to help her, to give her food or to help with her son. The caretakers of other patients on the ward took pity on them, they bathed the boy, clothe and fed him, but yesterday the mother died and who would take the boy??? There is nothing known about the mother, only her name, there is no next of kin, no address, no name of the little boy, nothing...  While investigations are done, the child is with us in Amecet, we gave him the name Gideon. The mother will probably be buried in a small graveyard for poor people and strangers. We hope that someone will be coming for Gideon


  1. Asking God to touch all of these lives with extra blessings.

  2. Praying for John Peter and Anna Grace. Trusting them to the Lord. Thank you for all that you do for so many. Proverbs 3:5-6