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, August 10, 2017

Who will stand up for the children???

I feel upset and I feel angry....... We have some children in Amecet at the moment, who are neglected and abandoned by their own parents...  If I see the suffering of these children, I feel angry, why are these people not caring for their own children? They might not be rich, they might not have always food to give them, but they must have a heart??????
We have a baby who was stolen from the mother, she was actually stolen by her friend, the friend is now in prison, but there was even doubt if the one who said that she was the real mother, was also not the real mother. It took some investigation and we know now that she is the real mother.
We have a girl of 11 months old, who was brought very sick and malnourished, the mother had died of HIV/AIDS. We took the child is, she was sick in the beginning, very sick, we also tested her and she is not HIV infected, So that is so good. Now we contacted the family that it is time for her to go back home, we visited them, and they promised to come for her, they have been promising it for weeks now..... Our Social workers went again to the village and after asking around they found out that the mother is not dead, she was the person who brought her to Amecet, telling us that she was the auntie. They all kept lying and lying and not willing to care for this beautiful little girl.
A boy of 7 years, was brought by community workers, yesterday. The father is neglecting him and he has a wound at the back of his leg for more than 2 years... We took him for X-ray, he has chronically Osteomyelitis, needs a complicated, orthopedic-surgical operation, he might even loose his leg....
I just get a phone call from the Probation Officer, there is a small 5 year old girl, who needs a place... The Police found her in town, this might be not so complicated???
We have a baby born in the village, the mother has a mental illness, so the family brought the baby to Amecet for the first months, now the family decided that they can't or they do no want to care for the baby. We have to find a family who want to foster and adopt her.

Please pray for those children, for their families and also for us. I feel emotional at the moment, besides those few I wrote about, we have more stories...... God knows them all, and he loves them, pray that He might use us to help some of them......


  1. praying for you Els, and staff and the kids. That the Lord will comfort you all.

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