Visas Needed – Please pray for one of our missionary families; they seek to renew their visas on Monday, October 7, in order to remain in the United States to serve for another term.
New Friends – Praise the Lord for two successful events recently: a benefit concert where proceeds purchased SonSet® radios, as well as a successful dessert night meeting at a local church in St. Joseph, Michigan. We made a number of new friends for our ministry and enjoyed our time as we shared stories of how the Lord is using technology to advance the gospel worldwide.
Transmitter for Dukana – A transmitter is being sent October 14 to our partner in Dukana, Kenya. Please pray that this transmitter will get into the country without mishap and without heavy duty. Dukana, which literally means “darkness”, is a Gabbra town, where there has been only one known Christ-follower thirty years ago. But because of this radio station, the nomadic Gabbra people have responded like they have never before. Please pray that this transmitter will allow our partner to reach even deeper into this area.
Friendraising Events – We have two events this week that will allow us to share how SonSet Solutions uses technology to advance the gospel. Please pray that these events will go smoothly and that God will prepare the hearts of those attending.
College Fairs – Pray for our staff, and the students they encounter, as they travel to various colleges and universities. We are entering the season of college career fairs, where we represent SonSet Solutions and encourage students to join us for a spring break opportunity and/or a summer internship. Please pray that God will prepare and move the hearts of those students interested in serving with us.
Transmitters Are Arriving – The first transmitters for Radio Evangile Développement (R.E.D.) are here in Elkhart. These will be used to upgrade the current transmitters in Burkina Faso and extend the reach of R.E.D. Pray that the remaining units will arrive soon so that we can prepare them in time to be shipped with a large container that is being prepared at the offices of Francophone Ministries for Christ (Port Huron, Michigan) as well as for those in Burkina Faso who will hear the gospel as a result.
Burundi Repair Parts – Praise that the repair parts that were shipped to Burundi arrived ahead of their scheduled delivery date! Despite physical obstacles due to the mountaintop location, the transmitter and STL (Studio Transmitter Link) were connected and are now broadcasting. Please pray that the Lord will continue to use this transmitter mightily for spreading the gospel through Radio Voice of Hope.
Shortwave Transmitters – Two 1,000-watt shortwave transmitters are headed to South America this week to reach remote communities in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil. This type of transmitter is often used to broadcast to an entire country. Please pray that the radio producers will speak God’s truth clearly when they broadcast.
Workers for the Harvest – Please join us in praying earnestly for kingdom workers we need: Lead Bookkeeper/Accountant, Software Developer, Electrical Development Engineer, PR specialist, Machinist/Toolmaker, Donor Development Assistant, Digital Media Specialist, Story Teller, Events Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Human Resources Assistant, and College Liaison.
SonSet Solutions Board – We praise the Lord for faithful board members; please pray for them as they meet this weekend, September 13-14.
Burundi Parts – Please pray that the parts we are sending to Radio Voice of Hope will arrive in time to repair the transmitter. Our technician, along with Burundi staff will need to transport these parts over rough mountain terrain to the transmitter site, which broadcasts to 70% of the country of Burundi. Pray for safe and uneventful travel for our technician who will travel home September 19-20.
AbR Media Conference – Praise that one of our staff members was able to attend the AbR Media Conference in Nairobi, Kenya this week. Pray that he will make some contacts that can further our partnership ministry worldwide.
Parts for Burundi – Pray for our technician currently in Burundi; parts have been ordered to send to him as he refocuses his work on repairing the transmitter and the studio transmitter link. Please pray for these parts to arrive in Burundi in time to complete these tasks.
Radio Shipment – An order of 800 SonSet ® radios has been prepared by several work teams for shipment later this month. They are headed for Radio Evangile Développement so they can extend their reach and impact in Burkina Faso.
Health – Please pray for healing, encouragement and peace for our staff in Elkhart as several have longstanding health issues.
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.