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Light for the Source of Light Center in Port au Prince

Posted: 8/2/20 at 4:00pm.

Electricity service in Haiti is unreliable, and many people depend on diesel or gasoline generators to supply power for a limited time each day. This is expensive, and fuel is sometimes hard to find. They need power not only for lights and appliances, but also to pump water from their wells to the tanks on the roof so the plumbing will work. Some are fortunate to have a solar power system that is more efficient and much cheaper in the long term.

For years the Source of Light Center has endured intermittent electric service and extended power shortages. Pastor Ronel Mesidor has long dreamed of a solar power system for the almost 40 children living in the Source of Light Center. In July this dream came true through generous gifts from Stuarts Draft and Laurel Hill Baptist Churches, the Augusta Baptist Association, Coastal Community Church, a Virginia Baptist Foundation grant from the J.B.Watson Charitable Trust, and a special donation from one of the Source of Light’s child sponsors. Click the video above to learn more. Thank you for providing electricity for the children!