On October 1st the storm in Ivoti caused the power to go out at the church. It was a blessing to see the body still come together for worship.
The conversations that normally happen before and after continued as if there were lights in the building. Even with the only lighting being emergency lights the fellowship was real.
Normally we have the songs projected onto the wall of the building. This time we passed out song books and the worship band played a few songs while the church sang into the dark.
Andreu still preached but it was very hard to hear him without amplification and with the rain pattering on the roof. It was very difficult for me to follow what was being said without the amplification and also the slides which are normally on the wall. I have to say that I was impressed that we even had church without power. My first thought was to go home when I saw that there was no power but I am glad I stayed.