1 John 1:5-7
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
In the darkness of the night inside the tribe Pastor Ernie’s attention was caught by the sight of children struggling to work on their home lessons using a flickering kerosene lamp. Though the flame was dim it created a spark in his heart to do something to augment the condition of the kids who are so much willing to study in spite of the predicaments. There came the birth of a special project for the tribe – Project: Let There Be Light.
Pastor Ernie immediately shared the idea of to his good friend Pastor Richard delos Reyes of the Wesleyan Church, and the latter with no second thoughts supported the idea of bringing light in this very remote tribal community which is still deprived from development projects of the government. Through their collaboration a Short Term Mission (STM) with the young people of Cainta Wesleyan Church was organized with the theme “Let There Be Light” which objective is to help construct an alternative power source facility right at the heart of the community. The facility will be a SOLAR POWERED BATTERY CHARGING STATION.
By God’s grace the FIRST PART of the plan materialized in no time as the Lord used these young people in building a 300 watts Solar Panels with 3 isolated charge controllers and a strong concrete base. It was “bayanihan time” in the tribe as everyone from the mission team and the members of the community enthusiastically took part in the construction stage.
In line with this is to be distributed a “STARTER LIGHTING KITS” to every home which has a 12 volts deep cycle battery, 2 LED bulbs with receptacles, switch, fuse and USB charger.
It was a very emotional moment for the entire tribe as the representatives of each family came forward to receive their starter kits. The very first time they will see their houses amply lighted in the darkness of the night.
The project was a success as we joined hands together in dedicating the solar powered charging station unto the Lord. This station will keep their batteries providing power for lighting up their homes.
Today the facility is serving the community well as we can see every home sustained with lighting every night. With these developments we are going to the SECOND PART, the lighting up of the rocky pathways that connects the houses to the minority school. The “STREET LAMP PROJECT.” These pathways are tough on day and more so at night specially for the children and the elderly. We believe this street lamp project will be as vital as the first part of this project.
Above is the layout of the street light that will run through the community of Kalansan. We have done some pegging as markings for the wooden street post where the weatherproof streetlamps will be installed. Below is the breakdown of the project details. Would you like to help make this community better?
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