Across Nations – One of our staff members is traveling to assist Across Nations in Window Rock, Arizona to assist their residential technician with several needs at their radio station. Please pray for the preparations being made, for the parts to be there when needed, and for the roads to be open. Recent travel restriction announcements could affect their travel plans.
Opportunity in August – SonSet Solutions has an opportunity to share about our ministry at the Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference in August. Ask the Lord to prepare the hearts of those who will be in attendance and pray that our staff as they share how the Lord is at work through SonSet Solutions to advance his purposes around the world.
SonSet® Radios – Several community radio stations have contacted us about their need for SonSet radios. Please pray that more churches, now that many are reopening, will desire to fund SonSet radios this year for our partner stations that are trying to reach more people with God’s word.
TWR Kenya Update – We praise the Lord that the 4-bay antenna we sent to Kenya a week ago arrived at the Nairobi airport, was processed through customs quickly, and released to TWR last week. Please pray that they can install it at their station in southeast Kenya in order to restore coverage to that area and continue to share the good news.
SonSet® Radios to Uganda Update – Thank you for your prayers last week. Pray for the safe ocean passage of the 3,600 SonSet radios for Uganda. The container is scheduled to leave New York on July 15 and estimated to arrive by the end of August. Pray also for the arrangements being made to transport the radios from the warehouse to High Adventure in northern Uganda for distribution among the refugee camps there. These radios offer words of hope to so many refugees.
COVID-19 Reopening Plan – Elkhart county, where SonSet Solutions is located, has seen an uptick of COVID-19 cases and deaths. This delayed the reopening of our county while the rest of the state moved slightly ahead. This has not hampered our work as we can continue to serve as we have been. However, please pray for our team to remain healthy at this time.
Effective Witness – Please pray that we and our partner ministries in so many countries continue to maintain an effective witness and testimony as we all navigate quickly changing COVID-19 guidelines that affect our work and travel.
Financial Provision – We praise the Lord for enthusiastic friends of SonSet Solutions and the financial support we have received during these uncertain times; this helps us continue to maximize the eternal impact of ministries all around the world. Please pray that the Lord would continue to provide the funding needed to do what He has set before us.
Summer Intern Update – We thank the Lord for our three summer interns and for God’s provision for them to serve with us this summer. Our internships introduce the next generation to the intersection of missions and vocation. Please pray He would make this a rich, rewarding and eternally fruitful time.
Coolest Thing Made in Elkhart County – Our SonSetLink™ water monitor won “The Coolest Thing Made in Elkhart County” contest this week. Praise the Lord for blessing us with the increase in public awareness of SonSet Solutions as a result. Pray that we will respond well and that this will serve to expand what God is doing through SonSet Solutions.
TWR Kenya – We have recently shipped a new, 4-bay, high-power vertical dipole antenna and combiner to a radio station in southern Kenya. Please pray that there would be little or no customs penalties and that this will arrive quickly in Nairobi, so this station can resume full coverage to southern Kenya as quickly as possible.
SonSet® Radios to Uganda – Praise God that there is a possibility to ship the 3,600 MB-2 SonSet radios to Uganda around July 1. Please pray for the details to come together for this, if this is God’s provision for getting this large shipment of radios to Uganda that will minister to so many.
Radio HCJB Ecuador – Please ask the Lord to give favor to Radio HCJB in the eyes of Ecuadorian radio broadcast authorities. HCJB is reapplying for renewal of their FM license in Quito. It was previously denied. The deadline for the application has been extended because the online portal is not fully functional.
Laborers for the Harvest – Please pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send more laborers into his harvest. Pray for more workers to join what God is doing through SonSet Solutions.
SonSet® Radio Campaign – SonSet radios are helping ministries all around the world get gospel programming into the hands of listeners. Please pray for individuals, churches or organizations to partner with us to help fund another 15,000 radios in 2020.
Active in His Work – Thank the Lord with us for sustaining SonSet Solutions during this time of global crisis, allowing us to remain active in his work.
Radio Sangu ya M’boté – Two of our teammates are working to solve an issue with the audio console/mixer at Radio Sangu ya M’boté in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please pray as they work with our partner there to determine the problem. COVID-19 restrictions do not allow them to make use of their volunteers, so the station is currently only broadcasting six hours a day. Please pray as their programming includes religious broadcasts, as well as educational programs and coronavirus-related programs. These offer the gospel, hope and valuable information.
Across Nations – Praise God that radio KTBA is back on the air in Tuba City, Arizona. It took a new internet provider, much remote computer work, and long telephone assistance from one of our staff members who worked in collaboration with Across Nations. In addition, 200 SonSet® radios were shipped earlier this week as well. Please pray for the hearts of those who will hear God’s word as this station exists to reach 350,000 Navajo people with encouragement from God.
Cotahuasi, Peru – Please join us in prayer for a transmitter that is slowly failing in Cotahuasi, Peru. The output power has been decreasing for months, and the freeze on shipping and travel in Peru keeps us from fixing or replacing it. Please pray that it stays on the air until we can ship or travel again.
Shipments – Pray for a shipment that went out last week to CIAM Media and Radio Broadcasting in Alberta, Canada. We sent them a replacement double 5/8 antenna for their station in Hines Creek as their old antenna was damaged by ice and wind. Please also pray with us for doors to open so that shipments of SonSet® radios can be delivered to Peru and Uganda.
Across Nations Update – As our partner Across Nations, located in Window Rock, expands their radio ministry, they find they have more technical needs than visiting technicians can take care of. Please pray for a permanent onsite technician to join them as they broadcast to the Navajo Nation.
Across Nations – We are preparing a shipment of 200 SonSet® radios for Across Nations who covers the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico with Christian radio broadcasts. The Navajo Nation is currently experiencing a total lockdown. Several have tested positive for COVID-19, and roads are blocked to prevent travel in and out of the community. The radios will bring the gospel into the remotest parts of their land where electricity is a luxury. Please pray for the radios as they are distributed and for the Lord to prepare the hearts for those who will receive one.
Summer 2020 Interns – Some of our summer interns have already joined us, working remotely from home. Please pray for these three students as they are scheduled to arrive from Ohio, Washington and California at the end of May. Our program begins June 1. Join us in prayer as we invest in them and as they spend their summer with us. We pray for the Lord to use them mightily during this time.
Board meetings – Please pray for our coworkers who are preparing for a board meeting on June 6. We pray for continued wisdom for our SonSet Solutions board of directors as they meet and for this time to be productive and encouraging.
Harvesters International – Please pray that Harvesters International will navigate this crisis well, particularly as their in-country partners in India and South Sudan have been hit hard by food shortages during the pandemic. Please pray also as they share the gospel while meeting needs of the hungry in those locations.
Dominican Republic – There were recent preparations for the installation of a Solar Media Center WiFi hotspot at a church in the Dominican Republic. Just last year, a prototype test confirmed to our partner that the concept of distributing content to cell phones is feasible. Please pray as the installation is completed and that this new avenue of reaching others will be fruitful.
Design Outreach (DO) in Malawi – This week a DO teammate will be traveling to three Lifepump™ sites to install SonSetLink™ monitors. He will also do COVID-19 training during this time which includes measures to slow the spread, such as hand washing, social distancing and other things. Please pray that this will provide an avenue for the gospel to be shared. Pray for the hearts that will hear the gospel.
Transitioning – We are very excited that this past week, our SonSet Solutions team members began transitioning back to the office after working remotely. This is being done in phases, in compliance with direction from Indiana State authorities. We appreciate your prayers as we continue to provide assistance and support for our partner ministries. This is a difficult time for many of our partners who operate on small budgets.
Personnel Needs – Would you pray with us and ask the Lord to send us more workers to meet critical needs here in Elkhart? The opportunities for Kingdom service are great.
Guinea-Bissau – Earlier this year, we shipped a radio data system encoder to Radio Evangelica FM. With instructions from SonSet Solutions for connecting it to an FM transmitter, Radio Evangelica FM was able to make it operational. Please pray as this station shares the good news and provides hope, through God’s Word, to the people of this nation.