Togo in the News: Solar Power

My parents live on a large ranch in the Pacific Northwest. They have acres of land, requiring acres of fences be maintained. At night, the stars above their log home are brilliantly bright, unmasked by light pollution.

One of my parents’ dreams is to install solar panels to facilitate their electricity usage so they are not dependent on a generator. So when I read this article about solar panels being installed in a Togolese village, I thought of my mama and daddy.

In a southeastern village in Togo, 4 women have been trained to install and maintain solar panels. Now, each of the 175-ish homes in the village have panels installed, bringing literal light to their community. And this has changed everything. From providing safety, to allowing businesses to be open longer, to just having a light in the home while they get ready for bed…

image7-1*The above photo is from this article.

Isn’t that what Light does? It changes things. Exposes things so that we can deal with what’s at hand, so that the Father can be glorified.

Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

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