- Prayer and Praise-Sept 25, 2020
Board Meeting – We thank the Lord for productive board meetings with a good spirit of collaboration and praise to God for all he is doing through SonSet Solutions.
Virtual Events Praise – We praise the Lord for the technology that allowed us to host two virtual events this week. Our first SnapShot informational event as well as our first career fair (of eight total) introduced many people and students to SonSet Solutions. Please pray that the Lord will work in the hearts of those who hear about our ministry through these events.
SonSet® Radio Preparation – We have quite a few orders for our solar-powered radio receivers. Please pray as we prepare many radios for upcoming orders for locations in Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, and Sierra Leone. Please pray for those people who will hear the good news through one of these radios.
- Prayer and Praise-Sept 18, 2020
Board Meetings – Please pray for continued wisdom as our SonSet Solutions board of directors meet on September 19. We are grateful for wise and godly members and pray that this will be an encouraging and productive time for them.
SNAPSHOT – Please pray as we prepare to share during our SNAPSHOT informational event on Tuesday evening, September 22. We are excited about this opportunity to share with those who will be introduced to SonSet Solutions. Please pray for these new friendships and for future SNAPSHOT events.
Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference – Please praise the Lord with us for the new friends SonSet Solutions has made through this conference. This was a time of blessing and good interaction, and we are grateful for these eternal friendships. The generous response provided funds for SonSet® radios for both Radio Lilanguka (located in Malawi) and Radio Evangelica (located in Guinea-Bissau). Please pray for the hearts of the people who will receive a radio in these locations.
- Prayer and Praise-Sept 11, 2020
Career Fairs – Over the next two months we have the opportunity to interact with students via eight virtual career fairs. Pray for the preparations currently underway for the fairs, and that God will prepare those he wants to meet with us.
Across Nations Update – Across Nations in Tuba City, Arizona has a permit to build an AM translator. Please pray for the safety of the tower work, for no surprises with travel, shipping, and manufacturing of the antenna as the permit deadline is January 5, 2021.
Radio Lumiere – Please pray for Radio Lumiere in Haiti. Please pray for their governing committee as they search for a new director to replace the one they recently lost. In addition, Haiti is still recovering from severe flooding from the hurricanes, and many churches are not meeting. Due to loss of donations due to COVID-19, Radio Lumiere has furloughed many staff, but is still on the air from locations where they have electrical power.
- Prayer and Praise-Sept 4, 2020
SonSet® Radios for Benin – An in-house work team was able to process 200 SonSet radios for Benin this week. Please pray as we make plans to ship these as well as for the hearts of those who will receive these radios as they hear the good news of salvation.
Delivering God’s Word – SonSet radios are helping ministries all over the world deepen their impact as they give people access to the gospel through local Christian radio. We praise the Lord for a church in New York that was able to raise funds (much higher than they anticipated) for radios. Praise the Lord with us and for more churches and organizations to join us in the Delivering God’s Word Campaign for 2020.
Water Monitor Development – Pray for wisdom for our Community Development Team as they continue the development of monitors for Afridev and India Mark II pumps. Development (of both types) is moving ahead quickly, and we are excited to see some these units deployed soon.
- Prayer and Praise-Aug 28, 2020
Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference – Praise! The Lord’s hand is very evident in the timing of our opportunity at Maranatha last week. We were very encouraged by the number of people who were interested in learning more about our ministry and the response to fund SonSet radios for two radio stations on opposite sides of Africa. Please continue to pray for the connections made during this week as the Lord continues to stir the hearts of those who were in attendance.
Haiti – Pray for the people of Haiti recovering from devastating rains from recent storms Laura and Marco. Many roads are washed out, homes swept away, people drowned, and crops destroyed. Please pray for our partner, Radio Lumiere, as their transmitter site in Artibonite is completely flooded and as they access any potential damage.
Malawi – One of our partners shared that dozens of people in Malawi made professions of faith as the result of the delivery of clean water and the gospel. They stated that our SonSetLink™ water monitor “gives us real-time data on the operations of our pumps – it is truly a game changer to see how the pumps are used and to be able to anticipate future maintenance needs and to eliminate down time.” We praise the Lord for those who have come to know Him, and for those partners we work alongside.
- Prayer and Praise-Aug 21, 2020
Update on Monitors for Malawi – Praise God that the water monitors have been released from customs and are in the office of two of our ministry partners in Malawi. Clean, reliable water is transforming and builds credibility for the gospel to be shared.
Praise the Lord – Praise that our staff and spouses were able to prepare 240 additional SonSet® radios for shipment to Peru. In addition, we received word that we are now allowed to ship these along with 1,200 other previously prepared radios (for a total of 1,440 SonSet radios) to Peru for Radio Logos. Please pray for the hearts of those who will receive these radios.
Board Members – Due to term limits, our board of directors will lose two of its members this year and three next year. Please pray and ask God to send us people of his choosing who will have a heart for the ongoing fruitfulness of this ministry.
- Prayer and Praise-Aug 14, 2020
Maranatha Conference – SonSet Solutions will be the featured missionary organization at Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference this upcoming week. Please pray for the hearts of those who will hear about the Lord’s work through SonSet Solutions as well as for our staff that will be at the conference from August 16-21.
Travel by Sea – Please continue to pray for the shipment of 3,600 SonSet® radios traveling by sea to Mombasa, Kenya and then by land to Uganda, for ultimate delivery to northern Uganda. They are estimated to arrive by the end of August. Pray also for the arrangements made to transport the radios to High Adventure in northern Uganda for distribution among the refugee camps there. The radio programs share the gospel and offer hope to so many refugees.
Burkina Faso Shipment Update – We praise the Lord that we, staff and spouses, have been able to prepare 1,200 SonSet radios in a short time to join a shipment headed to Burkina Faso. These radios will accompany other broadcast equipment (including 2,400 radios previously sent) in a container that is headed to Radio Évangile Développement (R.E.D.). Please pray that this equipment will arrive safely and quickly so that R.E.D. can continue to bring light and hope to Burkina Faso.
- Prayer and Praise-Aug 7, 2020
VBS – A church in New York is raising funds for SonSet® radios during their vacation Bible school outreach this week, beginning August 8. Please pray for the children and families that will attend and hear the gospel as well as the hearts that will also hear about SonSet radios.
Praise the Lord – In spite of the coronavirus shutdowns worldwide, we assisted almost exactly the same number of ministries in the first half of 2020 as we did in the first half of 2019. Join us in praise to the Lord! We are grateful that He is still working mightily through SonSet Solutions.
Shipment to Burkina Faso – A large shipment of SonSet radios is being sent to Radio Évangile Développement. Pray as we prepare 1,200 more radios to ship in a container headed to Burkina Faso. These radios will accompany other broadcast equipment, including 2,400 radios already sent for shipment in the container.
- Prayer and Praise-July 31, 2020
Monitors for Malawi Update – Pray for the shipment that has arrived in Malawi. It contains 10 Afridev monitors and three LifePump™ monitors for two of our partners. Please pray for it to clear customs quickly, without exorbitant fees, so reliable water can be provided for several communities as soon as possible. Pray for the hearts of those who will hear about the Living Water as a result.
Papua New Guinea – Wantok Radio Light currently has many needs. Though they have 30 broadcast sites, 15 are off the air, and their spare transmitters are also down. As a result, many are not able to hear the gospel right now. Please pray for wisdom during this challenging time, as well as for their repair (and financial) needs, and for SonSet Solutions as we come alongside this ministry to troubleshoot and assist so these sites can continue offering hope to the many listeners they usually reach.
Join Us – Because of the faithfulness of God’s people to pray and support our work financially, SonSet Solutions continues to provide technology-based solutions to advance the gospel around the world. Please pray for others to join us in this ministry in these ways.
- Prayer and Praise-July 24, 2020
Malawi – Pray for a shipment of 10 Afridev monitors and three LifePump™ monitors. These were sent this week to our partners in Malawi who use clean, reliable water sources as an avenue to share about the Living Water.
Shortwave Transmitter – A repair and upgrade to a shortwave transmitter for a country in Latin America is complete. Please pray as preparations are being made for its shipment so it can be on the air soon to broadcast the gospel to many.
New Partners – We praise the Lord for new partnerships! We will be working with Christian Relief Fund to provide two SonSetLink water monitors for northern Kenya. Pray as we work to build and test the units and get them to Kenya where they are greatly needed.
- Prayer and Praise-July 17, 2020
Across Nations – One of our staff members is traveling to assist Across Nations in Window Rock, Arizona to assist their residential technician with several needs at their radio station. Please pray for the preparations being made, for the parts to be there when needed, and for the roads to be open. Recent travel restriction announcements could affect their travel plans.
Opportunity in August – SonSet Solutions has an opportunity to share about our ministry at the Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference in August. Ask the Lord to prepare the hearts of those who will be in attendance and pray that our staff as they share how the Lord is at work through SonSet Solutions to advance his purposes around the world.
SonSet® Radios – Several community radio stations have contacted us about their need for SonSet radios. Please pray that more churches, now that many are reopening, will desire to fund SonSet radios this year for our partner stations that are trying to reach more people with God’s word.
- Prayer and Praise-July 10, 2020
TWR Kenya Update – We praise the Lord that the 4-bay antenna we sent to Kenya a week ago arrived at the Nairobi airport, was processed through customs quickly, and released to TWR last week. Please pray that they can install it at their station in southeast Kenya in order to restore coverage to that area and continue to share the good news.
SonSet® Radios to Uganda Update – Thank you for your prayers last week. Pray for the safe ocean passage of the 3,600 SonSet radios for Uganda. The container is scheduled to leave New York on July 15 and estimated to arrive by the end of August. Pray also for the arrangements being made to transport the radios from the warehouse to High Adventure in northern Uganda for distribution among the refugee camps there. These radios offer words of hope to so many refugees.
COVID-19 Reopening Plan – Elkhart county, where SonSet Solutions is located, has seen an uptick of COVID-19 cases and deaths. This delayed the reopening of our county while the rest of the state moved slightly ahead. This has not hampered our work as we can continue to serve as we have been. However, please pray for our team to remain healthy at this time.