Work Team – Praise the Lord for a work team from Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church who was with us on July 17 to assist with some facility maintenance and prepare some SonSet® radios. Their servants’ hearts ministered to us, and we are thankful for our work teams and volunteers; they are so important to the Lord’s work done here.
Full Support Raised – Praise the Lord that one of our missionary couples, who has been traveling the last few months, has raised their full support and are now back full-time serving at SonSet Solutions.
Burundi Partner – Pray for God’s hand of protection to be on a shipment of computers we are sending out now to a ministry partner in Burundi, Africa. Pray that a visa be granted soon so one of our teammates can travel to Burundi in late August and assist with the setup of these computers, and also provide other technical support.
Faithful Stewardship – Praise the Lord for the many resources he has placed in our hands for carrying out his work. We seek to be faithful stewards, and we thank him for the privilege of being in his service.
Russian Broadcasting – Ask the Lord to help our team identify solid solutions for a Christian broadcaster that needs to relocate their operation to outside Russia. Restrictions within the country are growing stronger.
Travel Safety – Pray for traveling safety for our many staff members who are vacationing or visiting supporting churches this summer. Pray for warm times of fellowship with the various members of their prayer and financial support teams as they travel from place to place.
Transmitters for Colombia – Pray for wisdom for our engineering team as they begin the final testing stage on two TB-1000 tropical band transmitters for a ministry in Colombia, South America. Massive landslides in the countryside of Colombia threaten the delivery of these transmitters. They are being provided through SonSet Solutions for a station that will deliver God’s word in multiple indigenous languages to an isolated area of the country. Pray for God’s timing in this effort to provide transmitters in top condition to reliably broadcast the gospel for many years to come.
Work Team – Praise the Lord for a work team from Lima Baptist Church who will be with us on July 8 and 9 to help with some facility maintenance and prepare some SonSet® radios for shipment to R.E.D. in Burkina Faso. We are thankful for the many volunteers who assist us in ministry each year.
SonSet® Radios Funded – Praise the Lord for the SonSet radios that were funded during the VBS program at Peace Lutheran Church a couple of weeks ago. Pray that these radios will be effective tools for spreading the gospel through our radio partner ministries.
SonSet® Radio Campaigns – Pray for two churches who are involved in SonSet radio fundraising campaigns this week. Pray that the Lord will inspire these congregations to give generously to further the spread of the gospel overseas.
Student Interns – Pray for our student interns as they pass the half-way point in their time with us. Pray that the Lord will really use this time to challenge them to consider how He can use the things they are learning in school to further the Kingdom of God.
Put on Love – In Colossians 3 we are told to “put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Pray that God’s love will be evident in all we do at SonSet Solutions, binding us together so we can serve the Lord effectively.
Financial Provision – Praise the Lord for his provision by way of generous financial partners for equipment that will expand the reach of three Christian radio stations in Burkina Faso.
Equipment Shipment – Pray for the safe arrival of equipment being shipped out to ministries in Uganda and Samoa this week.
Volunteers – Thank the Lord for the many volunteers who serve at SonSet Solutions. Pray for two more who are joining the team in the near future, that they will get off to a great start.
Board Meetings – Praise the Lord for a productive and refreshing gathering of the SonSet Solutions board of directors. Time was dedicated to the consideration of several strategic topics that represent significant ministry opportunities or threats over the coming years.
SonSet® Radio Fundraisers – We have two churches who are doing campaigns to fund SonSet radios this month. Pray that these congregations will see the potential these solar-powered radios have for expanding the reach of radio ministries all over the world. Pray that these campaigns will expand the vision of each church member and inspire them to be even more committed to the great commission.
Complete Radio Station – A transmitter, antenna and studio equipment is being prepared for immediate shipment. Pray for the safe arrival of this complete radio station headed to Togo.
A Ministry Praise Report – Praise the Lord for testimonies received this week from a broadcast ministry partner in Tanzania that we helped launch in 2016. Families are being transformed. People are coming to know the Lord!
SonSet® Radio Deliveries – Pray for the safe arrival of SonSet radios that will be hand carried by missions teams traveling to Niger and Kenya this summer.
Our Summer Interns – Pray for our summer interns as they seek the Lord’s direction regarding their future work and ministry. Pray that the Lord will use their experience here to draw them into full-time service for the Lord using the skills and talents that He has given them.
Partner Meetings – Pray for a productive visit to our area by long-time ministry partner, Etienne Kiemdé, of R.E.D. in Burkina Faso. During his May 19-21 visit, we hope to help Etienne expand his network of contacts and also bring a good report of what the Lord is doing in his homeland.
Pastor & Mission Leader Luncheon – Thank you for your prayers! We had an excellent turnout to our luncheon for area pastors, missions leaders and spouses last week. Our goal was to help local churches understand the services we provide and how we can come alongside them in their mission efforts with technical resources to help them expand their reach and deepen their impact. Please pray for opportunities to work together to advance the gospel around the world.
SonSet® Radios – Pray that the Lord will provide all of the needed funds for 480 SonSet radios that we hope to ship to Francophone Ministries For Christ before the end of May. The radios will be shipped to R.E.D., a radio ministry in Burkina Faso where they will distribute them to listeners of their eight radio stations within the country.
Missionary Support Need – One of our missionary couples took a leave of absence to get their support up to 100%. They only have 15% more to go. Pray that the Lord would continue to raise up their support team so they can return to the ministry soon. They leave key positions vacant.
Fruitful Ministry Contacts – Thank the Lord for the many rich contacts that were recently made as SonSet Solutions staff members took part in gatherings in the Netherlands and California. Pray that fruit for God’s Kingdom will result.
Pastor & Mission Leaders Luncheon – Pray for a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement as SonSet Solutions hosts local pastors and missions leaders in our offices for a time of learning how technology is being used to expand the reach and deepen the impact of ministries all over the world.
Pastor & Mission Leaders Luncheon – Pray for a good turn-out for our Pastor and Mission Leaders Luncheon on May 14th. We will be sharing stories from our partners with the goal of spreading the word about how the Lord is using SonSet Solutions to expand the reach and deepen the impact of ministries all over the world. Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 7th.
Board of Directors – The SonSet Solutions board of directors is eager to help our ministry continue to grow and reach greater levels of effectiveness. Five “strategic topics” are currently being explored by small task forces made up of SonSet Solutions board members and staff members. Pray for discernment as careful consideration is given to these particular areas. Reports and recommendations will be shared at the June board meeting.
SonSet® Radios for Burkina Faso – Pray for people to respond to a call to fund 480 additional SonSet radios for Radio Evangile Développement before the end of May when R.E.D. will close their shipping container in preparation for sending it to Burkina Faso, West Africa. These additional units will complete the total of 300 radios for each of the eight R.E.D. stations in the country (2400 radios total in the shipment).