New Missionary Couple to Start Service Soon – A new missionary couple is due to begin their service with SonSet Solutions on December 1. Pray for them as they wrap things up at their present places of employment. Ask God to stir the hearts of more people so their ministry partnership income will soon reach 100%.
Radio Station Repairs and Upgrades in Honduras – Long-awaited repairs are scheduled for a radio station in Honduras next week. Pray as two people from our office travel there to take care of this work and also install a system that is intended to guard equipment against dangerous electrical power fluctuations.
Radio Ministry Partner in Zambia Resumes Broadcasts – Praise the Lord that our radio ministry partner in Zambia, Premiere One Love, which was off the air due to a broken transmitter, was able to borrow a transmitter from another partner and has now resumed broadcasts. SonSet Solutions will be repairing the broken transmitter.
SonSet® Radios Ready for Shipment to Burkina Faso – Praise the Lord that the order of 2,400 SonSet radios for our partner RED in Burkina Faso have been tested and prepared for shipment.
Board of Directors Meet – The SonSet Solutions board of directors meets every quarter. Thank the Lord for this group of individuals that loves the ministry and wants to help it thrive. Ask for God’s guiding presence at the September meeting.
Major Project with Longtime Partner in Papua New Guinea – Two of our staff will travel this month to Papua New Guinea to assist a radio ministry partner with a major project. We helped Wantok Radio Light go on the air in 2002 and assisted in their becoming a network with 31 FM repeater stations! Pray for wisdom and strength to complete the project which will restore shortwave broadcasts.
Spiritual Impact of Radio Ministry in Peru – Several years ago, SonSet Solutions helped Ray Rising with a radio station in Llata, Peru. Ray quotes a local Quechua pastor speaking of the impact of the station: “We have testimonies of believers who are being built up in their faith as well as unbelievers who are coming to an understanding of the Bible and the meaning of the gospel.” Praise God for this spiritual fruit.
Seeking New Friends for the Ministry – Pray for details to come together in preparation for two mission representation events coming up in October. SonSet Solutions will host informational desserts in Columbus and Akron, Ohio, on October 11 and 12, respectively. Friends of the ministry will be invited and encouraged to bring with them a couple of people who are not already familiar with SonSet Solutions. Pray that this will draw new friends to the ministry.
Radio Ministry in Zambia Off the Air – A radio ministry in Zambia, Premiere One Love, is off the air due to problems with their transmitters. Video calls between a SonSet Solutions technician and the station engineer failed to resolve the issues, so the transmitters will have to be sent here for repair. The station manager suspects that these technical problems along with medical issues among the staff are evidence of a spiritual battle that needs much prayer.
Successful Installation of Water Pump Monitors – We praise the Lord for the successful installation of five of our water pump monitoring systems in Kenya and Tanzania and the training of nationals for future installations. Our in-country partners use clean water as a means to care for the human needs of the communities they are ministering to and to help open doors for evangelism and church planting.
SonSet® Radios Clear Customs in Peru – Thank the Lord with us that the shipment of 1,040 SonSet radios destined for Radio Logos in northeastern Peru cleared customs and arrived safely at our partner ministry, avoiding big delays. Pray for God’s divine help with the distribution of these mouthpieces for the gospel. Due to the terrain and absence of roads in the region, delivery to residents in remote villages is a challenge.
Growing Relationship with Chinese Manufacturer – Thank the Lord for the privilege of hosting here at SonSet Solutions representatives from the company in China that manufactures our SonSet® radios. They reiterated their commitment to help us be successful in our endeavors. Pray for the ongoing success of this company that also serves the ministry objectives of several other Christian organizations.
Radio Ministry in Peru Back on the Air – We praise the Lord that the new FM station of partner Radio Logos in northeastern Peru has been restored to operation. Approximately 50,000 San Martin Quechua Indians live within reach of this broadcast ministry.
Power Protection Team Creating Solutions – We pray for SonSet Solutions’ Power Protection team as they continue to research and develop intelligent solutions for shielding our partners’ studio and transmitter equipment from damaging variations in electrical power. Months of lost ministry opportunity can result when equipment must be repaired or replaced.
SonSet Radios® Arrive in Uganda – SonSet Radios—3360 of them—have arrived in Uganda. Pray that they will clear customs quickly and safely make the journey north to Radio Usalama FM in the Adjumani district where they will be distributed to refugees in the camps.
Protecting Radio Equipment for Consistent Ministry Impact – Erratic electrical power has been the biggest cause of damaged equipment and lost broadcast time for partner Radio Logos in northeastern Peru. This week they are installing special power protection circuitry that SonSet Solutions has provided. Pray for this to function reliably so that the station can have a powerful, consistent broadcast ministry.
Power-Generating Wind Turbines to Increase Radio Ministry in Kenya – Because of limited power, a partner radio ministry in Kenya can only broadcast five hours per day. Pray for the successful shipping and installation of power-generating wind turbines which can result in greatly increased broadcast time and ministry impact.
Radio Station in the Congo Offers Hope and Help – With the assistance of SonSet Solutions, Pioneer Christian Hospital started a radio station in 2013 which ministers to the patients, their families, and the surrounding community. Pray for more changed lives as people hear the gospel and community health programing.
Clean Water Creating Foothold for the Gospel – Two of our staff members are currently in Kenya and Tanzania working with organizations that use clean water as a means to gain a foothold for the gospel in underdeveloped communities. Pray for fruitfulness for God’s Kingdom.
SonSet Radios® Ready for Distribution in Peru – Confirmation was received that the shipment of 1,040 SonSet radios reached the hands of our ministry partner in northeastern Peru. Pray for the distribution process that will begin with people of the Achuar tribe. A spiritual revival is underway there.
Long-term Impact of Summer Internships – Let’s praise the Lord together for a wonderfully rich summer internship that impacted the lives of ten college-age young people. Ask the Lord to continue working in their lives and that some of them will be led to return to work with us full time.
Radio Broadcasts Interrupted by Hurricane Damage to Resume Soon – Radio station WIVV, a Christian radio station in Puerto Rico, was severely damaged by a September 2017 hurricane. Collapsed towers, broken power poles, and a flooded transmission site on the island of Vieques complicated and delayed the restoration of broadcasts. Praise God that the towers are up and electricity has been restored to the site. Pray for the final power connections to be made between the transmitter and tower so that broadcasts can resume soon.
Shortwave Broadcasts to Resume in Papua New Guinea – Preparations are underway for a SonSet Solutions technician to travel to Papua New Guinea in October to restore the shortwave transmission of Christian radio station Wantok Radio Light. After thieves burned down the antenna poles and stole the copper wiring, the decision was made to move the site to a more secure location in the highlands. Pray for safety during travel and the successful installation of a new antenna design.
Critical Need for Willing Workers – SonSet Solutions has a critical need for workers willing to serve in the areas of digital media, public relations, communications, human resources, and funding development. Please ask God to bring people to our organization who have the needed gifts and abilities and a heart to serve.
God’s Word to Remote Areas of Peru – A shipment of 1,040 SonSet® radios is scheduled to arrive soon at a coastal port in Peru. Pray that our ministry partners on the ground will be able to get the radios to the northeast Amazon region of the country. Pray that these solar-powered “mini missionaries” will be distributed in a timely way, bringing God’s word to people living in remote areas.
Exploring Partnerships in East Africa – Pray for a fruitful time in East Africa as two SonSet Solutions engineers travel to Tanzania in August to explore a potential new ministry partnership.
SonSet Radios® for Indonesia – Praise God that a shipment of SonSet radios arrived safely in Indonesia.
SonSet Solutions Looks to the Future – Pray for God’s direction as SonSet Solutions’ Executive Management Team establishes goals and objectives for 2019. Pray that we use God’s resources wisely.
Interns Finishing Up Projects – Several summer interns are in the last weeks of their internship. Pray for good time management as they finish up projects. Pray also that God gives them future opportunities to use their newly-acquired skills for kingdom work.