“Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you.”
— Travis McAshan, Entrepreneur and Web Strategist
It may have been the cold war, but in 1975, something was burning in the hearts of the men and women who came together in Elkhart, Indiana, to build a 500,000-watt shortwave transmitter. This massive piece of technology was able to punch through Russia’s jamming efforts and render useless their attempt to keep gospel broadcasts out of their country. What motivated these engineers in 1975 compelled them to come together again in 1986 and take on a challenge, along with other international radio ministries, to reach every major language group in the world with the good news of Jesus Christ.
What propelled these brilliant engineers to give up the potential for lucrative careers and raise their own missionary support to take on these challenges??? Passion.
Having personally experienced the life-transforming message of the gospel and the freedom it brings, these engineers understood the need to reach others with this life-giving news – news that would set them free from the power of sin and infuse them with abundant life.
The very same passion that motivated those first engineers is what continues to propel us today.
Since those early days, SonSet Solutions has established over 500 radio stations around the world and assisted ministry partners in 166 countries. Over 49,000 SonSet® radios have been distributed to strategic locations all over the globe.
But the ministry is not all about radio anymore. SonSet Solutions is passionate about providing our partners with other technology-based solutions that open the door to sharing the life-giving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
One such solution is a monitoring system that allows ministries to keep track of the functionality of their water wells and alert them to problems and breakdowns. To date, SonSet Solutions has sent 175 water monitoring units to six partner ministries with monitors installed in 14 countries.
SonSet Solutions is researching and developing the ability to monitor other systems such as gospel media downloads for a particular partner. We are exploring mobile media options that will allow us to engage with the next generation. Our engineers create technology-based solutions to help our ministry partners expand their reach and deepen their impact. Two new solutions include the solar media center and equipment power protection unit.
Passion is what drives us to continue to research and develop technology that allows us to introduce people all over the world to the Source of true abundant life. Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) That is the life Jesus intended for every soul on earth. The technology may be changing, but we are still doing what those first engineers did many years ago – creating technology for abundant life in Christ. That is the passion that continues to propel the ministry of SonSet Solutions.
Written by Erica Simone