Reaching the lost through relationships – Our partner Zoe Waters believes that the provision of the basic need of water opens the door to a relationship that may lead to the opportunity to share the gospel. This includes the pairing of audio gospel distribution with the provision of a village water well, all in conjunction with local pastors and missionaries who can continue to provide spiritual support to these previously unreached tribes. Pray for God’s blessing on this outreach.
Spring Break 2018 – Our Spring Break 2018 opportunities for college students are now available on our website. Pray for wisdom for students as they consider whether to invest their spring break by exploring how God can use their education for missions. Pray that the Lord will lead many students to join us this March.
Harvesters International – Praise the Lord for a successful trip Cody and Emily made recently to Harvesters International in Kenya to install two SonSetLink™ water monitors. Pray for changed lives in the people who received the audio Bibles that Cody and Emily took with them to distribute in the communities they visited.
Radios for Alaska – We have been providing SonSet® radios for Radio KYKD, a ministry of Voice for Christ Ministries (VFCM), in Bethel, Alaska. VFCM believes that radio is the most effective means to spread biblical teaching and the gospel of Jesus Christ in the state of Alaska. Radio can overcome the obstacles of Alaska’s vast size, its harsh and unpredictable weather, and the cultural barriers amongst native and non-native rural residents. Pray for God’s provision for more radios to be able to reach many in remote areas.
Technology for safe water – We have been providing SonSetLink™ remote monitoring systems for Water Mission, a non-profit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3 million people in 52 countries. Pray for God’s continued blessing on our joint efforts to provide safe water around the world.
Local Spanish Christian programming – We provide technical assistance to WLDC in Goshen, Indiana. WLDC, La Luz de Cristo, is a low-power FM radio station owned by Iglesia Sinai Pentecostes, Inc. and airs Spanish Christian programming. Pray that the local Spanish population will be strengthened in the faith through the programming.
Water monitors and audio Bibles – Two of our staff members are traveling to Kenya to install two water monitors and provide 187 audio Bibles for pastors to distribute to their communities. They will also be documenting the trip with photos and information to be able to share stories of what God is doing. The trip is relatively short and there is much to do. Pray for God’s favor and that God will be glorified through all that is done.
Impacting four goals through one means – A local Michigan church is excited about taking the message of Jesus Christ to Kenya, Africa. Their efforts in Kenya center around 4 key areas: Churches that bring Jesus to the 800,000 Pokots that have never heard the name of Jesus; wells that bring clean water to thousands of desperate people; clinics bringing health to the sick and dying; and orphan care and education. By investing in the mission station at Lomut, they are able to impact all four goals at once. Pray for wisdom as they consider how best we can assist them.
Sharing Audio/Visual biblical content off the grid – Our partner Renew World Outreach provides equipment that allows the audio Bible and the JESUS Film to be shared in “off the grid” locations around the world without using a generator or fuel. Their systems are purposefully designed to carry the gospel message from the Amazon jungle to the African bush to the Middle Eastern desert. Pray for God to continue to bless our partnership and the equipment we contribute toward this effort.
Utilizing radio to increase effectiveness – Pascal, former director of Youth for Christ in Tanzania, began a new ministry called Milestone to train Tanzanians how to be missionaries. To date, over 300 graduates have been trained and sent out to the harvest! Pascal contacted SonSet Solutions because he wants to utilize radio to increase the effectiveness of the ministry. It is also another skill that Milestone graduates can use to earn a living while serving as missionaries. Pray for God’s provision of all that is needed to get the station up and running.
Teaching through multiple formats and ministries – Recently we provided consultation for Bible Basics International on an FM tower installation in Togo. Our work with Bible Basics International dates back to 1999. Bible Basics became international in Honduras in the late 1980s, in India in the late 1990s, and in Togo, Africa and Haiti in 2010. Bible Basics continues to emphasize the priority of teaching the basic truths of God’s Word through multiple formats and ministries. Pray that the simple truths of God’s Word will penetrate the hearts of those to whom it is sent.
Cedarville University missions conference – Cody, Emily and Mike are at the Cedarville University missions conference this week. We dedicated their time to the Lord before they left. Pray that they can have good interactions with the students and motivate them to consider a career in missions.
TWR-Swaziland – We continue to provide technical support and parts for TWR’s transmitters in Swaziland. TWR-Swaziland broadcasts in 34 languages to all of Africa south of the Equator. This is the rainy season so equipment is susceptible to power outages due to lighting strikes. Pray for protection of the equipment and, should the power go out, that the backup generators would function reliably.
Fruit for the kingdom – We are grateful for the generous giving of God’s people toward our 2017 year-end campaign! Pray that we would bear much fruit for God’s kingdom in 2018 and for the Lord’s continued provision in the days ahead.