Have you ever stood in complete darkness? I mean, not-able-to-see-the-hand-in-front-of-your-face darkness? It’s a frightening feeling, especially if you’re unfamiliar with your surroundings.
For 1.1 billion people, this is a very real problem. In some parts of the world, geographical challenges make electricity grids impossible, or, at best, unreliable. So when the sun sets, you’re done. No more studying, children. Pencils down. Some use gas lamps, candles, or fires to see into the evening, but those items have inherent dangers of their own. About 1.5 million people die every year due to respiratory illnesses caused by indoor smoke inhalation.
As John reminds us, “whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” (1 John 3:17). So how can we, who have a mission to fight spiritual darkness, tell these people about the light of Christ without first aiding them against the physical threat of darkness?
That’s why In Touch has partnered with Renew Ministries to create a solar-powered audio device called the Messenger Torch. It’s aptly named, as the whole device glows in the dark and its buttons light up. Not to mention, the Torch features a bright LED flashlight and another LED light that can be used as a lantern with adjustable brightness. A sturdy hook allows users to hang it up, making it safe for a group of people to move around long past sunset—and take notes as they listen to the preloaded messages from Dr. Stanley. The first shipment of these devices will be arriving soon.
God has given us a great responsibility: to share His plan of eternal life with the whole world. It’s a big task, but if we allow the Holy Spirit to work through us, we can take His light to the darkest corners of the earth. So as you go, ask Him to direct your path and lead the way, so that “you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,” (1 Peter 2:9).
Learn how you can help get the Messenger Torch into the hands of those who need them.