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, June 27, 2017

2 children went home, 2 children came back and 2 new children were brought....= 4....

It is coming and going in Amecet... Yesterday we said goodbye to the twins Stella and Rose, they were brought after they were born, on 9/4/2017. Their mother passed away after the delivery. We could give them back to the father, they both more than doubled their weight and they are two healthy cute little girls!!
Then the two children who came back.... We are not so happy with that, it means that the child was in Amecet, was re-settled with the relatives and found not doing well by a follow up visit... The two children on the picture above, are both back in Amecet because of that reason. At the right: Grace, she came back almost 2 months ago. At first the family received her back, but later they called us that they were not able to care for the little girl. There were several reasons, our social workers went there, try to get the family together to see if someone else in the family would be willing to care for Grace. But after several meetings it was all in vain and we took Grace back in Amecet. We are now looking for a family who want to foster and adopt her. The boy at the left came back in Amecet on Saturday, his name is Levi, his family also requested us to come and take him back in Amecet. Our Social worker went there several times, but the child was loosing weight and no one of the relatives was willing or able to care for Levi. So he came back... and we also look for a new family for him.....

The good news is that we get more Ugandans families coming up, who want to adopt a child. We are very happy with that, so the child grows up in his own culture, even if it is not his own family. It is, ofcourse, a process, it all goes via the Probation Office (child protection) and the Ugandan Court, a lot of paper work.  

Two days ago, we got a visitor...his picture is at the left.
It is Richard who was adopted last year by an Ugandan family!! He is doing so well and he is loved so much by his new parents!
This are the 2  new babies we got during the last 2 days... Left is Lazarus, he is 3 weeks old and his mother died because of being poisoned. It is a beautiful little boy. The baby on the right picture is Morris, a boy (sorry for all the pink clothes, that is not so important in Uganda). Morris was brought yesterday, he was only 1 day old. His mother passed away after the delivery, we heard that his father had died in January...  We take the babies in directly, the death of their mother gives so much stress in their family, it  is good to have the children safe. But we want them both go back to their relatives in 2 or 3 months. So they will grow up in the midst of their own people.


  1. Thank you for the update, Els. Wow it would be so intensive, that quite often women die in childbirth. What a blessing that you are willing to take care of them. God bless you and the aunties. A

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