The Ackermans

The Ackermans

Friday, September 28, 2007

It’s Nuts

The Church of God Global Missions, with whom we happen to be here, have a wonderful rule in their books that says that whatever we purchase with mission dollars are not ours but actually the property of the Church of God. It may seem like a downer, but not to me, at least now. Let me start at the beginning.

Our friends and work partners of almost 20 years, Phil and Lonnie Murphy, have recently retired from missions and have returned to the United States to live. Well, last year Phil purchased a great Outback inverter and 12 batteries to go along with it. For you who don’t know what an inverter is for, well let's just put it this way, it makes life awfully nice when you don’t have much electricity coming in from the country where you live. When I tell you that we are getting fewer then 4 hours of electricity a day you will mostly not believe me if you are living in the States, or if you’re living in Haiti you will say “what! How are you getting that much? We’re only getting 2 hours a day at best.” I’m not here to argue that, but I just want to tell you that because Phil’s inverter was legally not his and I was in need of a new or at least a newer inverter he gave his to me. But realize it isn’t mine to keep. Just to use. Understand?

I told you all that to tell you that even with this wonderful blessing in our home all is not well. Even when we do get our pittance of electricity from our beloved Electricity d' Haiti the transformers are so far from our house that the line drop makes our power too weak to charge the batteries, and when we attempt to do anything with electricity during those times the inverter clicks in (due to the low voltage). So not only can the batteries not get charged, but they get run down.

Now I do realize that I’m living in a house which has more electricity in it on a daily basis than probably 85% of the rest of this country. I’m sorry for complaining but please try to find it in your heart to forgive me. I just feel like some days I’m living in one of those endless loop movies that end then start up again back a few days ago. This is one of those start-up days.

And so it Goes!


At least it looks good.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I find it in my heart to forgive you. :-)