It took a few days to actually buy it and get it installed because our electrician wasn't free. However, today was the day! The ironic part of this story is that at the precise moment that Howie was downtown buying the generator, a crazy storm blew through falling two trees just outside our property, and knocking out all of the power lines that run parallel to our compound. As the electricians were fixing the lines outside, our electrician was installing our generator. We started dinner by candlelight, and finished with the lights on and the gentle hum of our generator in the background. Music to our ears.
Our night watchman, Cleophas, was SO happy to see it. He said it will make his job so much easier when the power is off, and was praising God for the "generous people in America".
Having a generator seems a bit like a luxury around here. While everyone around us is in total darkness, we have power. We have light. We have wi-fi. But, when you're multi-tasking everyday, trying to cook for 14 people (soon to be 25+ this summer), doing "ministry", planning bible studies, etc., it feels important.
Thank you again to those who donated, and to those who prayed. This is a huge blessing for all 14 of us here, and we are grateful.