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!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It is hot.......

It is hot, so we put all the toddlers (+some bigger children..) in a basin with water. They loved it. And they played and threw each other wet... A good way to get cool. We are doing well, we have only half of our team working, but there is also a visiting YWAM team from the USA, who helps us for some days, which was good timing! We have not so many children in Amecet at the moment, but the toddlers are everywhere, you don't want them to be.. So extra eyes on them, is helpful. We got also some older children via the Police, on 24th of December, a little boy was brought, he was found in the local bus station. He is maybe, 3 or 4 years old and he doesn't talk. Nobody has been looking for him yet, so he will be in the local newspaper tomorrow. A little girl was brought on the 20th of December, she is 3 years old (we think). She was found in the hospital, her mother disappeared and has mental problems. For now she is safe with us, but we are looking for the mother. On Christmas day, Elias found a girl of 14 years old, just sitting at the Lira road, near our home. We took her to Amecet and the next day, we went with her to the Police, we helped her on the way, back to her relatives. We never know what will happen on a  day, we can get a phone call from the hospital, that there is a helpless baby, whose mother passed away after the delivery, or the Police may bring a found child...
I want to close this post with two pictures of Patrick. The first one is from the beginning of September and the second one is from today. Patrick is such a blessing to us he is just like a teddy bear, he loves to hug and is smiling a lot. When he came, he was severely malnourished, sick and weak, we feared for his life, but now he almost has to go on a diet!! He is doing well, he is talking and playing  around. The sad thing is that nobody came looking for him and all our tracing has brought no relative from him. He will be adopted into a Ugandan family in January.

1 comment:

  1. the pictures looks if it are 2 different boys. Wow What a change.