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, May 15, 2018

Children come and go.......

I have been a bit quiet, those last weeks, but there is a lot going on in Amecet. Yesterday a small. new born baby was brought  to Amecet by the Police.
The mother of the baby had knocked somewhere on a door and had asked for some food, after she had eaten, she asked if she could rest a bit, before going on her journey. The lady of the home gave her a mat to rest. The lady went outside and when she came back, the mother was gone and the baby was laying on the mat. She went to the Police and they brought the baby to Amecet. We gave her the name Naome. it is a beautiful little girl, with cute hair and she is probably only 4 days old.. 

Another beautiful baby is baby Jesica. She was born in the early morning of May 9th. Her mother died just after the delivery. When she was brought to Amecet, she was only a few hours old....

In the blog of April 8, I wrote about baby Eliya and how he was brought in Amecet. His mother tried to kill him. He was malnourished, and had wounds in his neck, which were infected. After testing we got the results that he is HIV+ and we started him directly on the ARV's, the medicines which slow down the growth of the HIV virus. This is his picture today, he is doing better, is gaining slowly, and his cough is gone. He is still small and frail, but very cute!!!!

In the last blog, I asked prayers for Betty, pls. keep praying for her!!! It is not going well with her. I was again on Sundays in the clinic with her, for a scan and X-ray. She has now also problems with passing urine.
Here is our naughty, cute Matthew. He came in December 2017 in Amecet. He is HIV+, he was malnourished, sick, had TB and cried so much... Now he is a cute little boy, running around, playing, eating well. He takes his ARV medicines much better and.....he is potty trained!! We are working with the family to re-settle him back with his relatives.
We have now again several toddlers, two were abandoned by their families, but after going to the villages, our social workers have been able to find relatives, who are willing to take care of the children. 

 Today, the grandparents of Mary will come and pick her!! The left picture is made on the day we got her, you can read the story in the blog of February 2. The right picture is how she is today, a beautiful smiling baby. The parents are not together anymore, but the grandparents (father's side) are very willing to raise the little girl. The mother is not able to care for the baby.
Not all children leave with a happy face........ this picture, I took when we brought this girl to another place. later I saw that, when I took the picture, she was crying... She had a terrible story about abuse and other emotional pain. We couldn't help her, only gave her a safe place for some days, so she could rest and relax. We took her somewhere, where they will be more able to help her. But I know I really felt for her. There is so much suffering and so many children have emotional pain, miss a loving and safe home. In Amecet, children cry, when there are 12 baby's, you hear often a baby cry, but the tears of this girl touched me....
As you see, a lot is happening in Amecet, and I thank God we (sometimes) can make a difference!!!!

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