A Solar Generator for a Parish in Haiti without Electricity
For the parish of Saint Anne of Basse-Voldrogue, a meager gas lamp or a solar lamp provides the only lighting for the celebration of Holy Mass. Will you help fund a solar generator?
For the past year and a half, Father Stanley Fleuriot has had to sit in the dark every evening. There is no electricity supply in his new Parish of Saint Anne of Basse-Voldrogue. In fact, he lives in a small hut which looks more like a windowless toolshed than any form of human habitation. For now he has to make do with a meager gas lamp or a solar lamp, which also provides the only available lighting for the celebration of Holy Mass.
The parish is a very poor one, situated 15 miles or from the town of Jérémie and serving a population of close to 25,000. Bishop Joseph Gontrand Decoste is convinced that the local community has strong spiritual reserves, however. That is why he has established a new parish here, but it is all in its earliest beginnings, and now there is a need to establish a minimum of infrastructure for it.
What is most needed at present is a small solar generating plant that will at least provide a modest electricity supply. We are planning to contribute $3,100.
Will you help us fulfill this promise to provide a solar generator so that Father Stanley will no longer be left sitting in the dark? We are sure he will gratefully remember you in his prayers!
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