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Although there are areas of Bantanya Island that had electricity before the Typhoon, currently, the entire island is now without power.

Most reports say that the many of the outlying villages we visited will be without power for six to nine months.

The longest I went without power in the states was two days. I was so annoyed and put out that the power company was so incompetent. “How could getting my power on take so long?” I am now so embarrassed by my own thoughts.

Light really is life and provides us who have access to it so many things that we take for granted.

I know for some it is really hard to truly understand what life would be like with out electricity, however, today when you turn on a room light, open a cold running fridge or power up you phone, take a moment and be thankful.

I sincerely hope I don’t sound like I am preaching, however, when you see people burst into tears when you provide them a solar light it has a profound effect on how you see life.

Currently, we are taking a dinner break after our all day medical mission. Tonight we will be traveling into a village that was devastated and delivering solar lights to people that have no clue we are coming. Into the darkness we bring light. #WOLhaiyan, #givelights