I sit here typing on my computer plugged into the wall socket, the lights are on, the heater is running, the dryer is going. Fellow first world people....we are so blessed.
It's supposed to be rainy season in Zambia, which would mean replenishing of water levels in Lake Kariba, which would likely mean more hydropower production, which would result in New Day Orphanage having electricity more often than they are.
Water levels at Lake Kariba dam are extremely low. They have been for a while. See blog post here that explains why Prosthetic Promises did a raffle to help raise funds for solar energy for New Day Orphanage. And there hasn't been much rain, which not only means continued scheduled black-outs in much of Zambia but also poor crops that significantly impact people in Zambia. Many people in the rural areas depend on crops for both sustenance and to sell for income. Please pray for rain for Zambia!
The long periods of no electricity (8 hours at a time right now) could also impact our upcoming trip we are planning for May. So much of what we do for prosthetics (legs and eyes) requires electricity. Right now we are continuing with preparations for May though, and we are praying for God's guidance. Please join us in prayer!
He is in control, and I have faith in His wonderful plans for PPIHN though it's easy to worry about the lack of electricity. Here we are---praying to our Father for guidance---excited to be the hands for His work---anticipating another trip to Zambia.