SonSet® Radios Update – We praise the Lord for the privilege of preparing two large shipments of SonSet radios with the help of many volunteers. The first shipment, for isolated tribespeople in the Peruvian Amazon, has been prepared and is now ready for shipping. Work teams are scheduled to complete the second shipment for members of 61 South Sudanese tribal groups seeking refuge in Northern Uganda. Pray for the preparation and shipment, and for those who will hear God’s word as a result.
Praise! – A shipment of SonSet® radios has arrived safely in Liberia for our partner ministry, Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA). Pray for those who will receive the Good News in Liberia.
Unrest – Pray for the Lord’s miraculous intervention in the midst of extreme unrest taking place in Haiti and Colombia. Pray especially for the protection of innocent people and believers striving to share the message of the gospel.
U.S. Partner Ministry – Pray for insight for a SonSet Solutions staff member as he assists Across Nations in Arizona with various technical issues.
Summer 2020 Internships – Pray for God’s guidance for the students we met this fall on college campuses. Several students have applied for an internship in 2020 — pray for the Lord’s clear direction for each of these applicants and that through this, God will bring more workers into the harvest field.
Headed to Peru – Four of the TWR (Trans World Radio) FM transmitters, acquired from Norway, are now on their way to radio ministries in Peru and will soon be broadcasting the gospel. Pray for a safe and uneventful journey. Pray, too, for the radio producers who will be using them to impact their community.
SonSet® Radios – We praise the Lord for the privilege of preparing two large shipments of SonSet radios with the help of many volunteers. One shipment will be for isolated tribespeople in the Peruvian Amazon. The other will be for members of 61 South Sudanese tribal groups seeking refuge in Northern Uganda. A work team from McCoy Memorial Baptist Church will be here this upcoming week to process 1,000 of these radios.
Board Meeting – We pray for the December SonSet Solutions board meeting being held on December 7th. Pray that our leaders will know and follow the direction of the Holy Spirit. Our faithful board members have personally pledged to match up to $40,000 of gifts that are received for the overall ministry in November.
Crown FM (Nigeria) – Despite difficulties such as interference from other stations and lightning damage, God has used the broadcasts from two locations of Crown FM in Nigeria. We praise the Lord for over 100 people who have come to faith in Christ at their newest location in the past year. Please pray for the growth of these new believers as well as for the many others who come to know Christ as a result of our many partner ministries.
ELWA – Praise the Lord for a work team we hosted recently from a church who raised funds for SonSet® radios for our partner ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) in Liberia. They prepared 100 radios for shipment and did some light housekeeping around our offices. We are grateful for faithful churches who support our ministry. Please pray that God will use these radios for the work He will do in those who will receive them.
Faithful Workers – We praise the Lord for our faithful ministry staff and the work they do each week to help ministries all over the world introduce people to Jesus. Pray for the Lord to bring more ministry workers to serve with us so that we can meet the needs of a growing number of ministries who are seeking out our help.
The Lord’s Rich Supply – Pray that the Lord will motivate His people to join with us as we begin our 2019 year-end giving campaign on November 1st. We praise the Lord for the growing number of financial partners who are investing their resources in the Lord’s work.
Unrest – Praise for resolution to the unrest situation in Ecuador during this past week. Dialog between the government and the indigenous groups have come to some agreement and schools have resumed. While life is starting back toward normal in Ecuador, the current political crisis and unrest in Haiti continues. Please pray for Haiti as this has been going on for more than a month.
Summer 2020 Internships – We have talked with and gathered contact information from 160 students so far this fall, and have already received five internship applications for next summer. Pray for God’s guidance for students and that through this God will bring more workers into the harvest field.
Transmitter Repair – Our partner, Streams of Power Church and Praise FM, located in St. Vincent, sent us two transmitters for repair. Please pray they will be repaired and returned quickly so they can continue ministering and broadcasting the gospel to their people.
Just in Time – We thank the Lord for enabling troubleshooters here in Elkhart who were able to discover why a Christian broadcaster in the Peruvian Amazon was off the air. The station was able to correct the issue, and they were able to resume operations just in time for a planned distribution of our solar-powered SonSet® radios in a remote community.
Visas Granted – Praise the Lord for all the prayer warriors out there! God answered favorably for one of our missionary families as they were granted the renewal of their visas in order to remain in the United States to serve for another term.
Delivering God’s Word 2019 – Praise that we have 13 churches who have joined us to help meet our 2019 goal: to deliver 12,000 of our solar-powered SonSet® radios! While the focus groups are refugees in Africa, First Nations people in North America, communities living in the African Sahel, and isolated people groups in South America, we always consider others outside these focus groups. Please pray for the impact these radio receivers will have on the lives of those who hear God’s word.
Visas Needed – Please pray for one of our missionary families; they seek to renew their visas on Monday, October 7, in order to remain in the United States to serve for another term.
New Friends – Praise the Lord for two successful events recently: a benefit concert where proceeds purchased SonSet® radios, as well as a successful dessert night meeting at a local church in St. Joseph, Michigan. We made a number of new friends for our ministry and enjoyed our time as we shared stories of how the Lord is using technology to advance the gospel worldwide.
Transmitter for Dukana – A transmitter is being sent October 14 to our partner in Dukana, Kenya. Please pray that this transmitter will get into the country without mishap and without heavy duty. Dukana, which literally means “darkness”, is a Gabbra town, where there has been only one known Christ-follower thirty years ago. But because of this radio station, the nomadic Gabbra people have responded like they have never before. Please pray that this transmitter will allow our partner to reach even deeper into this area.
Friendraising Events – We have two events this week that will allow us to share how SonSet Solutions uses technology to advance the gospel. Please pray that these events will go smoothly and that God will prepare the hearts of those attending.
College Fairs – Pray for our staff, and the students they encounter, as they travel to various colleges and universities. We are entering the season of college career fairs, where we represent SonSet Solutions and encourage students to join us for a spring break opportunity and/or a summer internship. Please pray that God will prepare and move the hearts of those students interested in serving with us.
Transmitters Are Arriving – The first transmitters for Radio Evangile Développement (R.E.D.) are here in Elkhart. These will be used to upgrade the current transmitters in Burkina Faso and extend the reach of R.E.D. Pray that the remaining units will arrive soon so that we can prepare them in time to be shipped with a large container that is being prepared at the offices of Francophone Ministries for Christ (Port Huron, Michigan) as well as for those in Burkina Faso who will hear the gospel as a result.
Burundi Repair Parts – Praise that the repair parts that were shipped to Burundi arrived ahead of their scheduled delivery date! Despite physical obstacles due to the mountaintop location, the transmitter and STL (Studio Transmitter Link) were connected and are now broadcasting. Please pray that the Lord will continue to use this transmitter mightily for spreading the gospel through Radio Voice of Hope.
Shortwave Transmitters – Two 1,000-watt shortwave transmitters are headed to South America this week to reach remote communities in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil. This type of transmitter is often used to broadcast to an entire country. Please pray that the radio producers will speak God’s truth clearly when they broadcast.
Workers for the Harvest – Please join us in praying earnestly for kingdom workers we need: Lead Bookkeeper/Accountant, Software Developer, Electrical Development Engineer, PR specialist, Machinist/Toolmaker, Donor Development Assistant, Digital Media Specialist, Story Teller, Events Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Human Resources Assistant, and College Liaison.
SonSet Solutions Board – We praise the Lord for faithful board members; please pray for them as they meet this weekend, September 13-14.
Burundi Parts – Please pray that the parts we are sending to Radio Voice of Hope will arrive in time to repair the transmitter. Our technician, along with Burundi staff will need to transport these parts over rough mountain terrain to the transmitter site, which broadcasts to 70% of the country of Burundi. Pray for safe and uneventful travel for our technician who will travel home September 19-20.
AbR Media Conference – Praise that one of our staff members was able to attend the AbR Media Conference in Nairobi, Kenya this week. Pray that he will make some contacts that can further our partnership ministry worldwide.