In 2017, we have partnered with at least 160 of the Lord’s people who minister in a wide variety of difficult environments. They are counting on us to be there throughout 2018 as well. Your participation with us will help make this a reality. Our November matching gift of $30,000 has been met. However another generous donor has also matched the next $25,000 given to our 2017 year-end campaign through December 15th! Learn more about the campaign.
Another Global Impact Story
Lowell Wertz has an active radio ministry in Tanzania and has been one of our partner ministries for many years. Lowell describes in his own words how this ministry is changing the community and reaching out to those who do not yet know the name of Jesus.
When the sun sets, most of us can flip a switch and enjoy instant light, but in many developing countries, sunset means an end to most everything – except sleep. A ruggedly simple device from SonSet Solutions, the Solar Media Center (SMC), is intended to change that and do a lot more!
Designed by our engineers, the SMC’s unique operation is the Central Control Unit. This adaptive unit provides virtual plug-and-play customization and expansion of select devices such as: a bright LED lamp, a smartphone recharging station, a public address (PA) system amplifier, and even devices that simulate a Wi-Fi connection by providing Christian audio-visual media and information accessible by smartphones. This simple way of interconnecting optional, off-the-shelf modules keeps the cost low and allows the user to add or remove devices as needs change or grow. The solar panel also provides a continual source of power. Remote villages without access to electricity can, for example, now provide light for water wells and show the Jesus film via projector – one African church is even using it to hold evening services.
Currently, two units are being field tested in Benin with TWR, and one in Kenya sponsored by a local Indiana church. We have already heard reports of people congregating around the Solar Media Center making use of the various devices, thereby creating a greater sense of community. This is our hope, allowing our ministry partners to provide beneficial services while building relationships and sharing the true Light of Life.
the HCJB Global Technology Center
After 28 years of effective worldwide ministry under the names of HCJB Global Technology Center and HCJB World Radio Engineering Center, our team of missions-minded technologists is now SonSet Solutions (find out why), an independent ministry to help spread the gospel through technology. Our workers are mostly engineers and technicians, and over the years we have developed great expertise in listening to our partners tell of their ministry dreams and needs.
Jesus said, “…I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 ESV