“God’s Vision” – Our partnership with Theovision International based in Ghana began in 2008 to help the ministry put community radio stations on the air and serve in community development throughout Africa. Theovision, “God’s Vision,” comprises God-fearing people with professional skills in sound engineering, radio, television, training, audio/visual production, and healthcare services who use modern technology to promote the gospel. Pray that God would continue to raise up and equip laborers for this effective ministry.
LifePumps – One of our engineers recently traveled to Haiti to assist Design Outreach with a water pump project and distributed 15 Audio Bibles as a gift from SonSet Solutions. Design Outreach came up with the innovative LifePump, which is capable of bringing up water from deep underground reservoirs in parched lands such as those in Central Africa. Pray for wisdom for our engineers who are working to develop a monitoring system for the pumps.
Outreach in Haiti – From the beginning, the mission of New Generation Ministries has been “to come alongside the people of Haiti to help them help themselves attain a sustainable life in Christ, with a real hope for the future.” In this endeavor, SonSet Solutions supplied equipment turning their small radio station into a full studio. Our fixed-tuned SonSet® radios were also shipped allowing locals to tune in to the broadcasts. Pray for founders Mike and Chris Leland that God would continue to direct them in this outreach to the people of Haiti.
Damage from Hurricane Maria – Our friends at The Rock Radio Network in Puerto Rico have three AM radio stations that are off the air due to damage from Hurricane Maria. Pray for the funds needed to be able to get them back on the air.
“Voice of the Andes” – HCJB, “The Voice of the Andes,” was the first radio station with daily programming in Ecuador and the first Christian missionary radio station in the world. The station was founded in 1931. Continue to pray that the renewing of their license would be granted. There is another applicant vying for the same frequency. Pray also for a movie they have recently released that it will be a great and bold witness for the Lord.
Fundraising Sharathon – Longtime partner Wantok Radio Light, the national Christian station in Papua New Guinea, is holding their fundraising sharathon. Pray that people will give generously and that hearts will continue to be touched and come to faith in Christ as a result of the broadcasts.
Physical and spiritual education – Radio ICDI, a ministry of Water for Good, is broadcasting in the Central African Republic. These broadcasts help to support the ministry’s ongoing water and community development programs and can be heard by villagers across the country. Pray that nationals will be equally receptive to the educational programs that teach spiritual truths.
Trouble with transmitter – Joy in the Harvest is a church planting, compassion and community development ministry. Founders, Lowell and Claudia Wertz, began a radio station in 2015 to expand this ministry in Tanzania and are able to reach a potential listening audience of 2.1 million people. Pray for understanding as one of our engineers helps to troubleshoot a problem they are having with their transmitter.
Hope for expansion – We heard an encouraging report from a partner in a country we cannot disclose. Despite the hostility believers in Jesus face, the station is even looking to expand. Pray for God’s protection over the station and for believers who face opposition because of their faith.
SonSet Solutions Canada – SonSet Solutions Canada is being set up as a separate ministry in Canada. This will allow us to work together on projects of mutual interest and facilitate the sharing of personnel. Pray for the logistical hurdles that must still be overcome to help them in receiving charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Shifting communications landscape – With the mother station founded in 1992, today Radio Évangile Dѐveloppement (RED) counts eight stations in Burkina Faso. Tens of thousands of people hear the gospel in their own language. We recently sent a team to investigate mobile media solutions for the leaders of RED as they seek to reach the younger generation. Pray for wisdom as we help them lay the groundwork in utilizing new technology.
Outreach in Cambodia – Earlier this year, we assisted a ministry with a project in Cambodia. Since its founding in 1995, God has enabled them to plant 36 churches, build a women’s center, a trade school, an orphanage, a feeding center, a day care center, medical mobile clinics, and more. Pray that God’s love will permeate every outreach and every soul that these believers minister to.
New staff member – We praise the Lord that one of our appointees has successfully raised their financial support and will be joining us full time in October. Pray for Leon Amstutz as he settles into his new role with SonSet Solutions. Pray for his wife, Anne, as she teaches part time and looks for ways to help at the office.
Reaching the Mennonite Community – Our partner Eagles’ Wings Ministries International, sent equipment to us for repair. Pray for the finances they need in order to return it to them. Destiny 105.1 was set up to reach the Mennonite community in Belize. Pray that the broadcasts will be effective in sharing the truth of God’s word.
Multiple ministries to the community – Our partner, My Refuge Christian Radio was started in 1994 and is based on four pillars – family/church, education, government, and media. Within these pillars, My Refuge operates its ministries. They were the first Christian radio station in Belize, and today they operate two stations. Pray for all that goes into the broadcast program schedule as well as the many ministries they organize for the community.
Preparing the way – Since the early 2000s, our partner High Adventure had been developing relationships with several Zambians through its radio outreaches. One of those Zambian Christians received media ministry training in Canada and Premier One Love FM was born. Pray that their goal of preparing the way for the soon coming of Jesus will succeed.
Bible translation and broadcasts – Kaoma Gospel Voice consulted with us concerning an antenna tower. Kaoma Gospel Voice was begun with the vision to reach the Nkoya people in Zambia. Its goal is to reach the under-reached and under-privileged languages, which might have either had or are still in the process of having the Bible translated. Pray that both the broadcasts and Bible translation will be used mightily of God to enlighten them to the truth of His word.
Know Nothing Without Jesus – Our work with KNWJ Radio, a ministry of Showers of Blessings, began in 2000 when a partnership agreement was signed and a repeater transmitter and 4-bay antenna were installed in American Samoa. KNWJ is a non-denominational, community-supported Christian radio station. KNWJ stands for “Know Nothing Without Jesus.”
Greater effectiveness – We shipped a prototype water monitor for New Life International to test with their water purification system. One of their largest outreach programs is to provide safe water to the world. To meet the world water crisis, a simple water purifier was invented, developed, and patented at New Life International. Pray for greater effectiveness for both ministries through this potential partnership.
Relief and Hope – We continue to supply Water Mission with remote monitoring systems and have even developed a new version. Pray for continued sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Water Mission has brought relief and hope to more than 2.5 million people across the globe.
Impacting local communities – We monitor and provide ongoing technical support for two local Spanish repeater stations that broadcast content from our partner Inspiracom. The local Hispanic population are grateful for these stations. Pray that these stations will continue to impact these local communities with gospel programming.
Partnerships – Cole Grace is our Partnership Development Assistant. Cole serves a vital role in the mission seeking like-minded ministries that can partner with SonSet Solutions to bring the gospel into areas that have both physical and spiritual needs. Pray for God’s leading and wisdom as we seek to work together with ministries around the world for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
FM translators – Our engineers monitor local Spanish FM translators of Inspiracom. These translators are located in Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana. Inspiracom (formerly World Radio Network, one of Reach Beyond’s partner ministries) operates stations along the Mexican border at every major border crossing except San Diego/Tijuana. Pray that these broadcasts will continue to be a blessing to our local Hispanic population.
2018 Budget – SonSet Solutions’ budgeting process is almost done and ready for the Board of Directors to evaluate at their next meeting. Pray for wisdom for our board and for God’s provision for the continuation of the ministry.
A radio station in an unlikely location – High Adventure Gospel Communication Ministries established Usalama FM in a refugee camp in Uganda to reach the masses who are fleeing South Sudan. Recently, SonSet Solutions stepped in to assist in the expansion of the station. The upgraded station now covers this and two other refugee camps. Pray that these displaced people will receive the message of peace and hope they are so desperate to hear.
Strategic radio outreach – We have worked with High Adventure Gospel Communication Ministries in Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, South Sudan, Uganda, and an undisclosed country. We recently assisted with a broadcast antenna for Savior FM in Uganda. It was exhibiting signs that it was possibly struck by lightning. Pray for wisdom and direction for the staff of High Adventure as they seek to be strategic in their radio outreach efforts.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – The Accord WASH Alliance is a collaboration of Accord members and other Christian professionals working in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. SonSet Solutions provided Accord WASH with input on goals. Pray that the Alliance can continue to build relationships and promote excellence in the context of Christian missions.
True life and freedom – We are working with our partner DIGUNA on a new radio station for Kanisa la Biblia in Tanzania. Together with local churches, mission organizations and missionaries, DIGUNA works to spread the Gospel throughout Africa. “Africa is ready for the Gospel. Generally the people are very open and receptive.” It is not their aim to change their cultures but to redeem it through the cross of Jesus Christ. Pray with DIGUNA that through God’s love, the people will abandon a fear and mistrust of religious systems and experience true life and freedom.
Church and radio planting in Thailand – Since 2011, we have supplied equipment toward an initiative with the Reach Beyond Asia Pacific Region and an indigenous church- and radio-planting effort in Thailand. Pray that this work can continue unhindered in this volatile region.
Extended ministry for hospital – Bible Basics International is close to getting their license in northern Togo. ABWE is partnering with Bible Basics International to create an FM Christian radio station. The station, Hope Radio, for which we provided antenna installation drawings, is at the ABWE hospital. Bible Basics continues to emphasize the priority of teaching the basic truths of God’s Word through multiple formats and ministries. Pray that the necessary license to broadcast will be issued and become an effective extended ministry for the hospital.