As many of you know, Emmanuel leadership has spent the last eight years working with the various elected officials in the Honduran government and managers of the power company on a plan to receive power at a reduced rate. Based on various promises and advice from government officials we delayed paying the power bills and have been accumulating an account of charges for usage.
During the last week of February we were informed that unless we began paying and entered into a payment agreement, all power would be disconnected. Needless to say, this is disappointing as well as expensive. We will continue to work with the Honduran officials and pray that the Lord will work out the reduced rate for our power needs. However, since we cannot function without power, we have entered into a payment plan with the power company. Beginning immediately we will be paying the Honduran Electric Company for actual usage plus $10,000 per month to get our balance paid.
We are thankful that the current Honduran administration has already done more than any other to help. The Emmanuel leadership and board have been dealing with this issue and its possible impact for many years. They have been strategic with the use of funds and will not allow this most recent action to impact the care of the children. We covet your prayers during this process.