The Electrician

I still do not know his name and we have not even figured out if he is Buddhist or Christian, but one thing we do know, he is an excellent worker.  He took care of every detail of his work as if it were his own home he was working in.  Whenever we prayed with the patients he always stopped everything he was doing and waited quietly.

The pictures will tell the story:

The shopping is finished and we are headed out to pick up the electrician and go to BYT.

The shopping is finished and we are headed out to pick up the electrician and go to BYT.  I surely hope we have everything we need!

 

The very first day it seemed like suddenly wires were hanging down from everywhere!

The very first day it seemed like suddenly wires were hanging down from everywhere!

 

While there was yet work to do, he did not even stop to eat until the afternoon!

While there was yet work to do, he did not even stop to eat until the afternoon!

Thursday night he worked late by the light of candles.

Thursday night he worked late by the light of candles. . .

. . .And a flashlight!

. . .And a flashlight!

 

Isn't it beautiful?  He has every box perfectly straight by the use of a level.  Even inside the boxes where nobody will ever see, the wires are twisted together perfectly even.

Isn’t it beautiful? He has every box perfectly straight by the use of a level. Even inside the boxes where nobody will ever see, the wires are twisted together perfectly even.

 

Finally when all the work was nearly completed he had time to show us a smile and pose for a picture!

Finally when all the work was nearly completed he had time to show us a smile and pose for a picture!

 

Our poor old generator worked Thursday night, and the electrician had us turn all the switches on!  Suddenly such bright light flooded every corner of our building.  I just walked from room to room admiring the bright light!  These villages have never experienced such bright light!

Our poor old generator worked Thursday night, and the electrician had us turn all the switches on! Suddenly such bright light flooded every corner of our building. I just walked from room to room admiring the bright light! These villages have never experienced such bright light!

 

I pray they will experience the greater light.  For Jesus said: I am the light of the world, He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life!” John 8:12

Friday morning all that was left to do was mount the fans.  The generator was needed to drill 5 holes for each fan.  Alas, the generator would not start!  BletJaw pulled that string until his palm was bruised, but no use.  We brought the mechanic back to MaeSalit that day.  He charged us only $140 for all that work.  He will come back with us tomorrow, November 18 to finish, plus he wants to see the electricians put in the solar system!

Our generator has now been fixed.

Join us in our excitement!  Can you feel it in the air?!  The solar people, a team of electricians from Chiang Mai, are coming to BYT to instal the entire solar system Tuesday, November 19!! They will come in 2 trucks with all the equipment and their  team of electricians!!!  It may only take them one day to install.  They are professional, they are used to working in the remote mountains where the roads are bad.  They will cook their own food, and take care of every detail. They will put the solar panels on the roof top!!  I think there will be 8 panels!! This is really really happening!  It is not a dream! It is not a future plan – it is reality!! It is NOW!!

 

 

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