In December 2014 Reach Beyond launched a project called ‘Light Up A Village’. The response to this project was overwhelming as we saw our vision to ‘light up’ 65 villages in India reached.
For the past 18 months, our teams in India have been installing solar panels in remote and rural villages in northern India and providing robust shortwave radios and portable LED lights. Our goal was, and will continue to be, to reach the unreached with the life changing message of the gospel.
We have the opportunity to change the lives of every family in a further 45 villages and be part of turning darkness into light, both spiritually and physically, for these villagers who God loves dearly.
Over 713 million people in India do not have reliable access to electricity. They are forced to live in darkness. Could you imagine what it would be like to change the lives of every family in your street? You can do this for families in India by getting involved in ‘Light up a Village’.
How does it work?
We place a solar panel with charging ports in each village. The LED lights have a small battery like those in mobile phones. The villagers come to recharge their batteries so they can use these lights during the night. A 20 minute charge from the solar panel provides light for up to 8 hours. By packaging a shortwave radio with a light we are able to give two valuable things to people – the message of the gospel and the benefit of light.
Effectively, an entire village is ‘lit up’ and can hear the message of Christ. Please help us to light up a village and bring the gospel to people who have limited access to the gospel or have never heard the name of Jesus.
Your gift of $49 will enable the team to provide a solar panel, light and radio for one home.
A gift of $490 will provide a village with a solar panel plus radios and lights for 10 homes.
With God’s help and your valued support, we know that the light will shine brightly for a long time to come.
DONATE TO 'LIGHT UP A VILLAGE'
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