- Praise and Prayer-May 17, 2019
Partner Meetings – Pray for a productive visit to our area by long-time ministry partner, Etienne Kiemdé, of R.E.D. in Burkina Faso. During his May 19-21 visit, we hope to help Etienne expand his network of contacts and also bring a good report of what the Lord is doing in his homeland.
Pastor & Mission Leader Luncheon – Thank you for your prayers! We had an excellent turnout to our luncheon for area pastors, missions leaders and spouses last week. Our goal was to help local churches understand the services we provide and how we can come alongside them in their mission efforts with technical resources to help them expand their reach and deepen their impact. Please pray for opportunities to work together to advance the gospel around the world.
SonSet® Radios – Pray that the Lord will provide all of the needed funds for 480 SonSet radios that we hope to ship to Francophone Ministries For Christ before the end of May. The radios will be shipped to R.E.D., a radio ministry in Burkina Faso where they will distribute them to listeners of their eight radio stations within the country.
- Praise and Prayer-May 10, 2019
Missionary Support Need – One of our missionary couples took a leave of absence to get their support up to 100%. They only have 15% more to go. Pray that the Lord would continue to raise up their support team so they can return to the ministry soon. They leave key positions vacant.
Fruitful Ministry Contacts – Thank the Lord for the many rich contacts that were recently made as SonSet Solutions staff members took part in gatherings in the Netherlands and California. Pray that fruit for God’s Kingdom will result.
Pastor & Mission Leaders Luncheon – Pray for a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement as SonSet Solutions hosts local pastors and missions leaders in our offices for a time of learning how technology is being used to expand the reach and deepen the impact of ministries all over the world.
- Praise and Prayer-May 2, 2019
Pastor & Mission Leaders Luncheon – Pray for a good turn-out for our Pastor and Mission Leaders Luncheon on May 14th. We will be sharing stories from our partners with the goal of spreading the word about how the Lord is using SonSet Solutions to expand the reach and deepen the impact of ministries all over the world. Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 7th.
Board of Directors – The SonSet Solutions board of directors is eager to help our ministry continue to grow and reach greater levels of effectiveness. Five “strategic topics” are currently being explored by small task forces made up of SonSet Solutions board members and staff members. Pray for discernment as careful consideration is given to these particular areas. Reports and recommendations will be shared at the June board meeting.
SonSet® Radios for Burkina Faso – Pray for people to respond to a call to fund 480 additional SonSet radios for Radio Evangile Développement before the end of May when R.E.D. will close their shipping container in preparation for sending it to Burkina Faso, West Africa. These additional units will complete the total of 300 radios for each of the eight R.E.D. stations in the country (2400 radios total in the shipment).
- Praise and Prayer-Apr 12, 2019
Mobile Media – Pray for good follow-up times for two of our staff, Mike and Jonathan, who attended a conference last week regarding the use of mobile technology in missions. Pray that the Lord will direct us to partners that we can help in this area of ministry.
Good Health and Travelling Safety – A number of our staff members have been suffering from a variety of health issues in recent weeks. Pray for good health and healing for our staff. Pray also for our staff as a number of them are travelling or returning from trips this week.
Pastors Luncheon – Pray for a good response to an invitation we sent out this week for local pastors to join us for a time of fellowship and learning about the ministry of SonSet Solutions. Space is limited but we are hoping for a full house.
- Praise and Prayer-Apr 5, 2019
Summer Interns Arriving – Thank the Lord with us that our first summer intern of 2019 has already joined us! More interns arrive next month. Ask God to lead people to join us long-term.
SonSet® Radios to Benin – We are preparing 300 SonSet radios for a partner radio ministry whose home office is in the United States. They will be shipping them on to Benin for distribution there. Pray that all the shipping connections will be made in a timely way and that the gospel messages broadcast over those radios will impact all who receive them.
New Radio Station Being Established in Togo – SonSet Solutions will be helping a partner ministry acquire radio equipment for a new station in Togo, West Africa. Pray for good communication and coordination as many details are worked out both here and in Togo.
- Praise and Prayer-Mar 29, 2019
Service to Partner Ministries – A radio ministry partner in Belize expressed appreciation to SonSet Solutions for our service and support over the years. Our service department recently repaired their transmitter and is preparing it for shipment. Pray for a swift and safe return.
New Opportunities for Ministry – Pray for productive follow-up meetings with ministry contacts made during the recent National Religious Broadcasters convention in Anaheim, California. We became aware of several new radio ministry opportunities during the convention.
Import Regulations Delay Shipment – SonSet Solutions has prepared a shipment of radio equipment for a partner ministry in Kenya for a new station. New import regulations are requiring an inspection and extensive paperwork which is delaying the shipment. Pray for quick approval so that the station may soon be on the air.
- Praise and Prayer-Mar 22, 2019
SonSet® Radios Shipped – Shipments of SonSet radios will soon be sent out to partner radio ministries in Alaska and Dominican Republic. Pray for their safe arrival.
Radio Equipment Repair – Three partner radio ministries in Africa have transmitters in need of repair. Two will need to be shipped to SonSet Solutions, but the third might be repairable on site with guidance from one of our engineers. Pray for the logistics to be worked out for these repairs so that “off-air” time can be kept to a minimum.
Funding for SonSet® Radios – Pray for the remaining funding needed to complete the shipment of 480 SonSet radios to Wantok Radio Light in Papua New Guinea.
- Praise and Prayer-Mar 15, 2019
Illness Affecting Staff – Several of our staff members have suffered from colds and flu in recent weeks. Please pray that our team will be back to full force soon and the ministry will continue unhindered.
Spring Break Ministry – We have just hosted two consecutive weeks of our Spring Break at SonSet Solutions in which eight students and one faculty member joined us from two universities. We thank the Lord for young people who are interested in applying their education and abilities to the growth of God’s kingdom. Pray with us that God might call out from this group future full-time workers for SonSet Solutions.
Two-fold Ministry in Congo – One of our young families is on their way to the Republic of Congo for three months. The wife, a nutritionist, will continue to develop the feeding program for patients at Pioneer Christian Hospital; and the husband, an engineer, will perform field tests on some of the ministry tools we have developed at SonSet Solutions. Please pray for safety, health, and for effective ministry.
- Praise and Prayer-Mar 8, 2019
Work Team Prepares SonSet® Radios – SonSet Solutions just hosted a work team that prepared SonSet radios for shipment to a partner radio ministry in Kenya. As the radios are distributed, pray that many will hear and respond to the gospel.
Religious Broadcasters to Meet – Please pray for the president of SonSet Solutions, David Russell, as he and a coworker join national and international broadcasters at the National Religious Broadcasters convention the end of March. Pray for wisdom as they seek to renew old friendships with ministry partners and explore new ministry opportunities.
Continued Unrest in Haiti – A trip to Haiti for water pump and SonSetLink™ water monitor installations has been postponed for a second time due to renewed unrest there. Many are suffering. Pray for real solutions and a lasting peace. Pray also for safety for the many missionaries serving in Haiti.
- Praise and Prayer-Mar 1, 2019
SonSet Solutions Leadership to Meet – The SonSet Solutions board of directors and advisory council meets this weekend. Thank the Lord for this dedicated group of people. Ask God to fill them with discernment and zeal for the opportunities that have been entrusted to this organization.
Spring Break Opportunities for Service -Two consecutive weeks of our Spring Break at SonSet Solutions will launch on Sunday, March 3. This is an opportunity for students to discover how their knowledge and abilities can be used in ministry. Ask God to move in the hearts of students and staff.
Missionary Staffing Challenges – One of the joys and responsibilities of our missionary staff is to periodically visit supporters across the country to report on their ministry and in some cases raise additional support. When they go, they leave key positions empty. Pray for wisdom for our department managers as they shift workers around to be able to meet our partners’ needs with fewer staff.
- Praise and Prayer-Feb 22, 2019
Assistance to Radio Ministry in Arizona – Pray for wisdom for a SonSet Solutions engineer as he returns this week to a radio ministry of Western Indian Ministries in Arizona. He will be assisting with repairs, upgrading equipment, and training the station’s radio technician. Pray for God’s Spirit to bring transformation through the radio broadcasts to the hearts of people in the Navajo Nation.
Project in Haiti Postponed – SonSet Solutions was scheduled to participate in a community project this March in Haiti, but it was postponed indefinitely due to growing unrest there. The people we were to serve are at great risk, so please pray for their safety. Pray also that the nation’s leaders will use godly wisdom to quickly restore calm.
- Praise and Prayer-Feb 15, 2019
Transmitter Repair for Ministry in Belize – Please pray for wisdom as a SonSet Solutions technician troubleshoots and repairs a broken transmitter from a partner radio station in Belize.
Advanced Training to be Rescheduled – A technician from Uganda, who was to arrive at SonSet Solutions this week for advance training, was unable to leave the country. Please pray for wisdom as our leadership makes arrangements for the future training of this technician in Uganda.
SonSet® Radio Improvements – To date, over 62,000 solar-powered SonSet radio receivers have been delivered to our broadcast ministry partners in an effort to help them expand their reach and deepen their impact. The newest feature of this ministry tool will be a built-in audio player that can play the Bible or other pre-stored Christian content. Pray for wisdom as we work to refine this tool so that its multiple features are easy to access and use.