2019 Funding Goal Met – Praise the Lord for His provision. The Lord provided all of the funding needed to reach our 2019 annual funding goal. We thank Him for His generous blessing and for inspiring more of His people every year to be a part of the ministry of SonSet Solutions. This is essential for us to be able to do the research and development to meet humanitarian needs that provide an avenue to share the gospel; such as our clean-water ministries. The technology of our SonSetLink™ water monitor allows our partners to know when they need to do maintenance on their hand pumps in isolated communities and frees up time to build relationships and share God’s love. Pray for those who will hear the gospel as a result.
Physical Barriers – Pray for our partner ministry, Rock Radio Network in Puerto Rico. Please pray that in light of the recent earthquake, that the Lord would allow this radio station to remain on-the-air to encourage many with the good news in the midst of a large, countrywide power outage.
Challenges in Peru – Please pray for our partner in Peru; pray for insight for the team as they strive to get a radio station in Peru back on the air after recent technical challenges. Pray, also, that the 1,200 SonSet® radios would be delivered to Peru soon.
Spiritual Retreat – Pray for our staff as we gather for a one-day spiritual retreat on January 7th. Pray that the Lord will prepare our hearts, as well as the hearts of those who will lead us, during this time together as we seek to begin the new year focused on what God wants to do through us in 2020.
Cedarville University Missions Conference – From January 7-9, one of our staff members will be representing SonSet Solutions at Cedarville’s annual missions conference. Cedarville University begins the spring semester with their GO Conference, bringing missionaries, missions speakers, and representatives from missions agencies to campus to challenge their student body with the needs of the world. Please pray for our staff member as he prepares, as well as for the students who will learn about our ministry; we continue to pray for more workers to serve here in Elkhart.
Transmitters for TWR – As a continuing partnership, a staff member has been working here in Elkhart to configure the last of four transmitters headed for Bolivia. Please pray as the work is completed by our staff and for all four transmitters as they are deployed to broadcast the gospel.
SonSet® Radio Processing – Praise that we have had 11 work teams in to process the SonSet radios from November 19 to December 19. We hosted our last work team this week which completed the 4,800 radios (1,200 for Peru and 3,600 for Uganda). Pray for the hearts of the recipients of these radios, who will hear the gospel.
Year-End Campaign – We praise the Lord for His financial blessing on the ministry of SonSet Solutions this year. Pray that He will supply our remaining financial need before the end of the year.
Partner Ministries – Our partner ministries face many different challenges such as leadership struggles and conflict, safety issues related to in-country strife, refugee challenges, lack of reliable power, and equipment failure. Please pray for God’s intervention in some of these situations. In other situations, pray for wisdom for us as we seek solutions.
Data Dashboard – We are building a new user interface which will connect SonSetLink™ users with their data in more interactive ways. One ministry in the Central African Republic needs to track the locations of their vehicles, so we are testing a solution which will be delivered in January. Our user interface will make tracking their vehicles easy for them. Pray for wisdom as our team continues development.
Protection from Hackers – Our IT Department will be evaluating computer system upgrades and ongoing changes in the data processing world. Pray that we will be protected from hackers and those who would disrupt the ministry of SonSet Solutions through the Internet. Pray that our users will be alert for scams and malware.
Water Mission – We completed an order for 125 SonSetLink units for Water Mission. These units will be installed around the world and represent a push by Water Mission to get SonSetLink units onto every project they have installed since January 2017. Water Mission now has over 500 SonSetLink units around the world. Pray for God’s continued blessing on this effort.
Board Meeting – We pray for the December SonSet Solutions board meeting being held tomorrow on December 7th. Pray that this meeting will serve to advance God’s purposes for the ministry organization.
SonSet® Radios Update – Praise the Lord that 1,200 radios have been processed for Peru and 1,400 processed for Northern Uganda. Please pray for the work teams that are scheduled to complete the remaining 2,200 radios for members of 61 South Sudanese tribal groups seeking refuge in Northern Uganda. Praise the Lord for willing workers who come to process radios for our partners.
November Match – We are grateful for the many prayer supporters and financial partners God provides to SonSet Solutions each year. Many of them gave early to our year-end campaign and enabled us to reach the November matching goal of $40,000. Pray for additional partners to give early in December as well.
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.