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, March 20, 2018

Left behind in a taxi.....

I got a phone call from the Police, there was a little boy of maybe 8 months, found in a taxi, left behind by his mother... We went to the Police station and got the little boy. His mother had asked one of the other ladies, sitting in the taxi van, to just hold him, she was going to get something, but she never returned. We got the little boy some hours later, he was hungry and tired, but he didn't cry. it was if he understood that we wanted to help him. Even the first night, he didn't cry. We call him Edward and he is so cute. The first reaction is anger, how can a mother leave her child behind, then you might wonder, what situation is the mother in, how desperate was the mother??
We have done radio messages on the local radio, his picture will come in the local newspaper this week and yesterday, Simon went hanging posters with his picture on some spots where many people pass. Maybe, someone will recognize "Edward"? 
At this moment we have 4 children in Amecet, from  who we don't know any background, no family. We will do all our best in the family tracing, to bring them back where they belong. If that doesn't work out, we will look for a good family for them, to foster and adopt...

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