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!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Baby's, teargas and Michel.....

It is almost 2 weeks, since the last blog update, lots of things have happened since the last writing... We got several new born baby's coming in, all because the mother passed away after the delivery. It is always a sad story, we are happy that we can help the family a bit, to take care of the little one, so the family can mourn and sort themselves out, before the baby comes back to them. Sometimes there are additional problems: the dowry was not paid and the family of the late mother, demands the dowry to be paid. It is good that the baby's are then out of the way, in a safe environment....
In Uganda are some political tensions because of the age limit. Some parties want to remove the age limit, so that the president is not limited by the age and can stay as a president. There are hot debates going on. Normally, you do not notice it so much in Soroti, but two weeks ago there was a day in Soroti where the opposition came to campaign and it all didn't end peaceful. There was shooting with teargas and even the army had to come in...There was looting and burning of tires, but there are always people who are suddenly caught in between.. There was a young lady who was selling airtime cards and sending money by phone, as her business. She was hit full by the teargas and was terribly burned. She is now admitted in Soroti hospital, but has a lot of pain and we hope that she will get help, because she is suffering so much. The government doctors are also on strike, she needs to get special help!! But she also has two sons, twins. They are two years old and were now cared for by neighbours, as the grandmother is staying in the hospital with the mother. 
 They were brought to Amecet, where they are safe and getting food and shelter. Patrick and Noah are their names and they are a handful!!! Very naughty and free, so we have to keep an eye on them, they are everywhere... But we see them adjusting better everyday, listening and not fighting.......

 On Friday we went to Doctor's Plaza with Michel. He was operated on August 15 from Osteomyelitis, has been with metal pins in his leg since that time. But all went well. the X-rays showed that the bone was growing again and Friday, Nov. 17 the pins were removed!! On the picture you can see him, sitting in the wheelchair, going to the theatre. The left nurse is one of the three student nurses from Holland who are with us in Amecet. They are working at three places in Soroti during their practicals, In Amecet, in Doctor's Plaza, a private clinic and in a Government clinic. They will stay here for more than 3 months.

The picture below shows him today!!! The pins are out and he is allowed to put weight on his leg. But because he is a bit wild, the doctor let him walk still for 2 weeks with his crutches... We are so thankful and happy that everything went well and that Michel still has his leg, that the infection has stopped and the bone inside the leg is growing strong!!!!

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