During the first three quarters of 2018, SonSet Solutions assisted 166 ministries in 61 countries with equipment, service, consultation, and training. God uses your generous financial participation to make these projects possible. Our board of directors has already committed to this effort and are encouraging your early participation by matching all year-end campaign gifts in November up to $33,000! To date we have received $8,836 towards the matching goal. It is a great joy to partner with you in this work that harnesses technology for the cause of Christ. Learn more about our year-end campaign and ways to give!
Water Monitoring in Kenya
Eddie Anderson works with the Gabra people in northern Kenya. In this video he tells why it is so important for him to be able to monitor the health of his clean water system for a nearby town. Eddie uses clean water projects as a means of building credibility in these remote communities. This lays the groundwork for sharing the gospel through their evangelism and discipleship ministry.
It’s no surprise that in arid locations, access to clean water is critical. Though numerous water pumps are installed worldwide to meet the need, there are, surprisingly, only two mutually-exclusive types in existence in the developing world: hand pumps and motorized, solar-powered pumps.
Hand pumps are robust, offering dependability via direct connection to an in-ground rod that brings water to the surface; but fatigue limits how long people can pump. In contrast, motorized, solar-powered pumps significantly increase the output of water, but without the direct-to-ground connection of a manual hand pump, water flow ceases at night, during the rainy season, or if the solar panel fails.
Combining the best of both pumps was Design Outreach’s motivation and vision when approaching SonSet Solutions’ machine shop for assistance in creating a new prototype of their existing LifePump™. Built, tested, and proven to work in our facility in late September 2018, this new pump will work in either manual or solar-powered mode. It also bridges a gap in the market between lower producing hand pumps and the larger solar systems for villages such as one in Zambia, where original estimates of 200 people rapidly grew to 2,000.
As an essential need is met through this new LifePump, the love of Christ is conveyed in a practical way, opening the hearts of the people to gospel witness.
Jesus said, “…I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 ESV