Shipments – We have recently shipped radio equipment to partners in Uganda and Zambia. Please pray that this equipment will clear customs in both locations and get in country soon.
Burundi – Pray for insight for our technician in Burundi as he troubleshoots multiple transmitter and related technical issues; pray also for continued good health and traveling safety as he faces mountainous and hilly terrain.
SonSet® Radios: Delivering God’s Word – Through our world-wide partners, our 2019 goal is to deliver 12,000 of our solar-powered radios to refugees in Africa, First Nations people in North America, communities living in the African Sahel, and isolated people groups in South America, as well as others outside these focus groups. Please pray for the impact these radio receivers will have on the lives of those who receive them.
Partnership – A staff member from TWR (Trans World Radio) is working with us in Elkhart to configure several FM transmitters that will be going to TWR partner stations in four different countries. We are thankful for our long-standing relationship with TWR. Pray that the Lord will use these stations mightily for spreading the gospel.
Radio Voice of Hope – Praise the Lord that the technician’s passport and visa were returned last week from the Burundi Embassy. He will assist our partner, Radio Voice of Hope for Hope Africa University, install four automation systems, and repair transmitters. Pray for his safe travel to Burundi Aug. 21-Sept. 20 and that the work will be productive.
Joy in the Harvest – Our partner, Joy in the Harvest, reaches out to the people of Tanzania through evangelism and church planting, vocational training, and radio so that they know about Jesus. Recently, the transmitter failed at their radio station, Radio Joy. Please pray for our Broadcast Services team as they prepare equipment for the transmitter.
Safe arrival – Please pray for the safe arrival of 5,000 SonSet® radios, due to ship to Elkhart later this fall, that will undergo quality control and programming at our offices with the help of volunteer work teams.
Equipment for Radio Kahuzi – Please pray for the Broadcast Services team as they continue preparing equipment for our partner, Radio Kahuzi, in Democratic Republic of Congo. We are helping Radio Kahuzi upgrade their studio from analog to digital.
New apprentice – We welcome our new missionary apprentice, Kristen Dilley. This week of training and development was full for her; please pray as she begins her new role here at SonSet Solutions. We continue to ask the Lord to send us more workers as well, as the opportunities for Kingdom service are great.
Burundi – We thank the Lord that broadcast equipment we sent to a ministry in Burundi, East Africa cleared customs and is now ready for our SonSet Solutions technician to install. Pray that the technician’s visa will be granted soon so his trip will not be delayed.
Togo – Working with our partner, Reach Beyond, equipment was shipped to Togo for a radio station. Praise the Lord that the equipment was released from customs quickly and everything arrived undamaged. Pray that the installation this month will be successful.
Radio Evangile Développement (R.E.D.) — A large container full of equipment for ministry partner R.E.D. in Burkina Faso is being prepared at the offices of Francophone Ministries for Christ in Port Huron, Michigan. SonSet Solutions is collaborating in this big undertaking in order to equip fellow ministry workers in West Africa with tools that will greatly expand their reach. Pray for the numerous logistics to come together, as well as for safe passage across the Atlantic and then to multiple ministry sites in this land-locked nation.
Radio Planting Projects – Our Broadcast Services Department is involved with 25-30 ongoing Radio Planting projects. Please pray as they interact with and assist our partners with their technology needs.
SonSetLink™ Monitor Order – Recently, we received an order for 125 SonSetLink systems for our partner Water Mission. Pray for our clean water team as they prepare these systems. We have several new ministries to assist and more doors are opening as monitoring needs become apparent.
New Opportunities – There are many service opportunities yet before us in what remains of 2019. Ask God to lead us to the ones he wants us to invest our resources in. During the first half of this year, we were able to serve the needs of 120 ministries in 56 countries via equipment, service, consultation, and training.
Burundi Partner Update – The recent shipment of computers to our partner in Burundi were separated, sent at different times, and are in various locations en route to Burundi. Please pray that all six boxes will arrive in Burundi soon, and that a visa request will be granted quickly for our teammate who will be traveling there.
SonSet® Radios to Burkina Faso – We are so grateful for our recent work teams! Please pray for more work teams to complete the preparation of the order of radios being sent to our partner, Radio Evangile Développement, in Burkina Faso.
Roatán – Praise the Lord that we were able to help troubleshoot transmitter issues recently for our ministry partner on the remote island of Roatán (just off the northern coast of Honduras). Pray for the staff of Bible Basics International as they reach out to their neighbors with the gospel.
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.