Power Outage, by Jim Betscher

It was Sunday.  I arrived at Casa Hogar Douglas, a children’s home we serve, around 9:30 AM to prepare for church. When I got there, I discovered that the home had been without electric for twenty-four hours. All of the food in their refrigerators was spoiled and because their water well works on an electric pump, they were also without water. We began to determine the exact cause of the problem. Soon, we discovered that the transformer was shorted out and would need to be repaired.

It was the third week of July and the temperature during that time of year is over 100 degrees every afternoon.  Since it was Sunday, we knew that we wouldn’t be able to do anything about the electric until Monday, at the earliest. So, we immediately began hauling drinking water from our property to the children’s home. We also brought the kids to the swimming pool on our property to cool down.  Afterwards, we had a cookout for them.

Getting ready to cool off in the pool

Getting ready to cool off in the pool

Pool party at Back2Back with the kids from Casa Hogar Douglas

Pool games

Alejandro loves playing in the baby pool

Alejandro loves playing in the baby pool

On Monday, we learned it would cost $3,000 to fix the transformer and it would be Tuesday before it would be ready. So we hauled more drinking water, fed them again and invited them to cool down in our pool once more.

It was a rough week. But that is why we are here. Without Back2Back’s help I’m not sure where the children’s home would get help in times like this. Those of you who support this ministry, make it possible for us to help the children’s homes when they have a crisis.  And for that we are extremely grateful. Events such as the power outage enable us to have a platform to share the Gospel. Today, the kids at Casa Hogar Douglas know that God loves them and will provide for their needs.

One of the dorms on the Casa Hogar Douglas property (Douglas Children's Home)

One of the dorms on the Casa Hogar Douglas property (Douglas Children's Home)

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One Response to “Power Outage, by Jim Betscher”

  1. Alejandra Ramos Rodriguez Says:

    Ohh Jim and Betty GOD NEVER LEAVE US FROM HIS HAND THE POWER OF LOVE IS WITH YOU GUYS
    GOD BLESS U MORE AND MORE AND WAIT FOR THE DAY WE’LL SEE GOD SIT IN HIS TRONE .AMEN

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