- Praise and Prayer-Aug 17, 2018
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.
- Praise and Prayer-Aug 10, 2018
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.
- Praise and Prayer-Aug 3, 2018
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.
- Praise and Prayer-July27,2018
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.
- Praise and Prayer-July 20, 2018
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.
- Praise and Prayer-July 13, 2018
Radio Equipment Released from Customs – Praise God that the shipment of radio equipment sent to our partner in an undisclosed West African country (see June 15 prayer request) was finally received after being held in customs for nearly four months. Please pray that lives will be changed by this radio ministry.
Work Teams Prepare SonSet® Radios for Shipment to Burkina Faso – Pray for our SonSet Radio work team coordinator as she schedules and directs work teams that will help prepare 2000 SonSet radios for shipment by September to our partner in Burkina Faso. Pray also that, through their work here, each work team member will better understand how radios can be used to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
SonSet Solutions Begins Process for Selecting New Board Candidates – SonSet Solutions’ President David Russell requests prayer for wisdom and discernment for our mission’s Board Governance Committee as they consider some possible new board candidates.
- Praise and Prayer-July 6, 2018
Return of SonSet team from Uganda following fruitful technical and media work – Praise the Lord for a fruitful trip by our Uganda team that has just arrived safely home. They provided urgent technical assistance to a community radio station that serves a large number of South Sudanese refugees who have found shelter in northern Uganda. They also captured stories of how God’s word aired from that station is impacting the lives of listeners.
Seeking connections through upcoming Community Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast – SonSet Solutions’ constant desire is to network with more people in our local community, sharing with them the great things we see the Lord doing through us and inviting them to get involved. Pray for meaningful connections at the Community Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for July 19.
SonSet Solutions’ newest water monitors ready for installation – SonSet Solutions has created a water pump monitor for the India Mark II, the most commonly used hand-operated water pump in the world. Plans are being developed to install several monitors on pumps in Tanzania and Kenya to see how they function under real world conditions. Our monitors help keep the clean water flowing by providing a regular flow of data easily accessible on the Internet that can alert our partners when maintenance or repair is needed. Pray for our team as they work out the logistics for this trip and for God’s provision as funds are raised for this project.
- Praise and Prayer-June 22, 2018
SonSet Radio Staff – Pray for our staff as they prepare SonSet® radios in advance of several upcoming work teams. Pray also for the Lord’s provision of funds through the “SonSet Radios: Delivering God’s Word” campaign. Several churches are showing interest in hosting a campaign.
Timely Shipment Release – Pray that a shipment of broadcast equipment would clear Ugandan customs in a timely and cost-effective manner so that it can meet up with our media team who is headed to a partner ministry there.
Uganda Media Team – Pray for our team of media people who are in Uganda this week telling the story of one of our radio partners. Pray for safety, good connections with people, and skill in filming/telling a compelling story of how God is working in Uganda.
- Praise and Prayer-June 15, 2018
Usalama FM – Please pray for the safe arrival of a coaxial cable that is being shipped to Usalama FM in Uganda. The cable needs to arrive and clear customs before our team arrives in the next couple of weeks so that it can be installed while the team is in Uganda. Pray too for the safe arrival of two engineers coming from a partner ministry in Kenya who will do the installation.
Radio Equipment in Customs – Pray for the release of a shipment of radio equipment that we sent to a partner in an undisclosed West African country. The equipment has been in customs for two months now and the partner is anxious to get their radio station on the air.
Planning for the Future – Pray for our management team as they begin the process of making strategic plans for our ministry in 2019. Pray for wisdom as they seek the Lord’s guidance regarding the opportunities for ministry that lay before us. Pray that we will be good stewards of the resources that the Lord has given us and continues to multiply.
- Praise and Prayer-June 8, 2018
Sharing the SonSet Solutions story at Bible camp – A SonSet Solutions missionary and his family will be representing our ministry during the missions time at a family Bible camp during the week of June 10. Pray that the reports of God’s work around the world will be a blessing to the campers and motivate them to pray for the ministry of SonSet Solutions. In addition, ask God to stir the hearts of family campers to sponsor SonSet® radios for the Delivering God’s Word initiative.
SonSet® radio distribution – As a part of SonSet Solutions’ Delivering God’s Word campaign, SonSet Solutions is distributing SonSet radios to four partners in strategic locations around the world. Pray for wisdom as our staff works through the logistics and overcomes some “red tape” regarding the delivery process for two of our partners.
SonSet Solutions Canada – Pray for SonSet Solutions Canada as they work to get all the necessary organizational infrastructure in place. Also ask God to raise up many who will uphold this ministry with their prayer and financial support.
- Praise and Prayer-June 1, 2018
Board of Directors meeting – SonSet Solutions Board of Directors meets June 1-2. Pray for wisdom as they review the past quarter’s ministry efforts and seek God’s direction regarding future ministry.
Opportunity to host broadcasters meeting – Recently SonSet Solutions hosted the annual meeting of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters. Among the notes of thanks we received was the following comment: “Every SonSet [Solutions] staffer I met exuded the kind of spirit that made me feel comfortable, welcome, and clearly reflected the spirit of Christ.” Praise the Lord for this impact. Pray that we will always walk humbly before the Lord and be his faithful representatives.
New radio station in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – SonSet Solutions sent radio equipment to Gemena, DRC, for a second station operated by our partner Radio Alpha Omega FM. As they begin another radio ministry, please pray that many will respond to the gospel message.
- Praise and Prayer-May 25, 2018
SonSet Solutions video team to film in refugee camp – A SonSet Solutions missionary, a summer intern, and two working visitors will be traveling to Uganda this summer to create a video about partnerships, featuring SonSet Solutions’ partnership with High Adventure Gospel Communication Ministry and their radio station in the refugee camp in the Adjumani district of northern Uganda. Please pray for wisdom as details are finalized, for safety as they travel, and for an enriching and useful educational experience for our intern.
Radio Kahuzi is back on the air – Praise God that the shortwave broadcasts of Radio Kahuzi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are back on the air after a move to a new location. SonSet Solutions provided them with a new antenna and technical support for the move. An email from the field reports the radio equipment is working well and producing a strong signal.
New FM radio station in Peru – The impact of SonSet Solutions is ultimately experienced through the fruitfulness of those we serve with technology-based solutions for advancing the gospel. Please pray for Radio Logos in the northeastern Amazon region of Peru. They have been licensed for a new FM station and must be on the air by June 16. Some of the critical equipment must still be shipped and successfully navigate customs.