Wisdom – Pray for wisdom and strength for our leaders — national, local, and spiritual, as they make difficult decisions in the coming weeks. Please pray that the Lord would have His gracious hand on this process of containment of COVID-19 — that sickness and deaths will level off and recovery time to ourselves and the economy is minimized. Pray He uses His people in this crisis to be a blessing and draw people to Himself.
Summer interns – Please pray for our students that have applied and have been accepted for our summer internship program, especially as they work on their partnership development and as they finish out their spring semester during this challenging time.
Possible delays – Please pray for wisdom as we need to adjust for COVID-19 and for the ministry partners that are affected by recent travel bans — the assistance they need may be delayed. Please pray for SonSet Solutions as we seek creative work-arounds.
Full Support Raised – Praise the Lord that one of our missionary couples, who reduced their weekly work hours in order to focus on building their ministry partnership team, is now at full support! We praise the Lord that they can return to serve full-time at SonSet Solutions!
Mali – Despite difficult conditions in Mali, a water pump and its monitor were recently installed and are working well. Please pray that it continues to work well to meet the need for reliable water in that community and provide an inroad to share the gospel.
Across Nations – When one of our staff members traveled with a technician from Across Nations to a transmitter site in Tuba City, Arizona they found it silent. During their assessment, they were able to ascertain what was needed to get KTBA back on the air. We are in the process of collecting quotes for the materials needed. Please pray for God to supply the funding for these repairs so God’s word can be broadcast again.
Board Meeting – Our board will be meeting tomorrow, March 7. Please pray for wisdom as they meet as well as for a productive and refreshing gathering of the SonSet Solutions board of directors.
Spring-Break Projects – Praise the Lord for the spring-break students we had from March 1-7! Please continue to pray for them as they return to their respective universities. From March 8-14, students from LeTourneau University will be spending their spring break volunteering at SonSet Solutions. They, too, will be getting a taste of how their gifts can be used for kingdom work as they work alongside our staff this upcoming week.
Spiritual Water – Praise the Lord that our teammates have been able to make progress in the synchronization of the SonSetLinkTM water monitoring database. This device has been so instrumental to ensure that communities have reliable water, which allows the spiritual water of the gospel to also flow into every community where we undertake a water project.
Spring Break Projects – From March 1-7, students from Cedarville University will be spending their spring break at SonSet Solutions. This an opportunity for them to serve the kingdom of Christ and work alongside our staff to advance the gospel worldwide. Please pray for God’s leading during this time as they discover the intersection of technology and missions and as they see how their gifting and skills can be utilized in ministry.
Togo – Praise God for news from Reach Beyond that the cables we provided for a radio station installation in Togo proved to be exactly the correct length, even when key details of the installation were unknown beforehand to our staff member who coordinated and shipped the equipment. Pray for the people of Togo as they hear the Good News.
SonSet® Radio Campaigns – Pray for the churches who have already committed to run SonSet radio fundraising campaigns for 2020. Pray for these congregations as they plan and as they seek to give to further the spread of the gospel overseas.
National Religious Broadcasters Convention – Two of our teammates will travel to represent SonSet Solutions at this gathering February 25-28. Please pray for fruit to come from the interaction they will have. We continue to ask the Lord for more workers to serve here in Elkhart.
Genesis Waters – Doing routine checks in Kenya recently, Genesis Waters visited a well that has been monitored with a SonSetLink™ water monitor for the last three-and-a-half years. It has provided almost a million gallons of clean water to its surrounding community. Please pray for long-term sustainability of these wells as they provide both clean water and credibility with the community for sharing the gospel.
Summer 2020 Interns – Our summer interns work inside our development, support and communications teams giving them a practical, hands-on experience, while showing how their chosen vocation can be used in full-time service to the Lord. Please pray for God’s leading as students complete their applications.
Genesis Waters – Praise that the water monitoring equipment recently sent to Genesis Waters, powered up just fine upon its arrival. Please pray as these monitors will be put to use soon and that a door for the gospel will be opened as reliable water begins to flow into those communities.
Very Remote Malawi – Praise the Lord for creative applications and use of technology by a small group of Malawi women, who are making a difference in a very remote area of their country. Please pray as they are using a solar-powered cell phone charging station to raise money to assist the people of their community. By distributing the profits, they are able to help support their pastor, as well as meet physical needs of families in their village.
Board Meeting – The SonSet Solutions board meeting is coming up March 7. Several of our board members have taken on new roles as of the beginning of this year. Please pray for them as they prepare for this meeting, as well as for a productive and refreshing gathering of the SonSet Solutions board of directors.
Shipping Challenges – Praise for the many donors who gave toward the 4,800 SonSet® radios at year end, as well as the many work teams who came and processed them. Please continue to pray with us as we work out the logistics for these large shipments to radio ministries in Uganda and Peru.
Wantok Radio Light – Praise that Wantok Radio Light’s shortwave transmitter that was off the air, is now up and running. After consultation with two of our staff members, they were able to identify an issue where the power/voltage was at half what it should have been and resolved it. In addition, some of the SonSet radios recently shipped to Papua New Guinea have already been distributed. Pray for the hearts of those in Papua New Guinea who will hear God’s word.
Gabbra People – We praise God that the partnership between SonSet Solutions and African Inland Mission is on a multi-level basis. We have partnered with their clean water ministry as well as with broadcasting. Recently, this partnership enabled a creative radio show about lost camels to reach the Gabbra people with His love! Please pray that God would continue to draw the Gabbra as they hear the gospel via these avenues.
Wantok Radio Light – Praise that a long-standing technical issue for Wantok Radio Light’s TB-1000 transmitter in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was identified this week. Please pray for our teammate as he works with the technical contact in PNG to troubleshoot this challenging technical issue so that this transmitter would soon be fixed so that it can be used to bring light to PNG.
Water Mission – Praise that Water Mission, a ministry partner, increased their order of SonSetLinkTM units. Please pray as our team in Elkhart works to fulfill this order so that the pumps that are being installed would have the capability to be monitored from Elkhart. Please pray for the transformative way reliable clean water has meant for these isolated communities as well as being a huge inroad to sharing the gospel.
Summer 2020 Interns – We are grateful to the Lord for our first official SonSet Solutions’ summer 2020 intern! Please pray as he begins to raise his support as well as for other potential interns from other universities who are exploring if they are a good fit for our team this summer.
Pokot Outreach Ministries – This partner ministry shares the gospel of peace to the Pokot people (around a million) who live in the Rift Valley in western Kenya. A SonSet Solutions staff member who was just in Kenya, has installed seven SonSetLink™ monitors on different types of pumps this past week. With other installations of each pump and SonSetLink, the nomadic Pokot have developed villages and in one instance a church! The reliable water source is transformative resulting in stable homes, better health, healthy animals and sustainable gardens. Reliable water frees up time for things like education and the formation of churches. Please pray for these recent pump and monitor installations in the Rift Valley and how the hearts of the Pokot will also be transformed eternally.
Training in France – Two of our teammates are scheduled to receive specialized training this coming week in France. The purpose is to equip them for technical support of a particular line of FM transmitters that we recommend to broadcast ministry partners. Please pray for an effective time of learning as well as their health and safety.
LeTourneau University – This week, one of our teammates represented SonSet Solutions at LeTourneau University’s Career Fair. Please pray for fruit to come from the interaction he had with students. We continue to ask the Lord for more workers to serve here in Elkhart.
Kenya – Praise that our staff member, who is currently in Kenya with our clean-water projects, is seeing good success with the pumps and SonSetLink™ monitors that are being installed. Please pray that he would continue to have many more opportunities to interact with our partners and that the pumps will run well to provide an avenue to share the gospel and change lives.
Peru Transmitters – Praise that the shipment of TWR transmitters to Peru arrived safely. Please pray for the impact of these transmitters and the people who will hear the gospel.
Reliable Avenues – Please pray that we find reliable and reasonable avenues to ship the SonSet® radios that are ready to head to Peru and Uganda.