Praise and Prayer Requests

This year has been like no other in our lifetime. We have learned to do more ministry remotely. Barb’s continued recovery from her broken ankle and Dan’s back issues have been a challenge. These things remind us of our mortality and dependence upon the Lord.

  • Praise that despite the pandemic, during the first three quarters of 2020, SonSet Solutions assisted 139 ministries in 55 countries via equipment, service, consultation, training, and partnership development.
  • Pray for Dan as he works to improve computer security at SonSet Solutions. Like most organizations that use the Internet, we regularly experience numerous attempts to disrupt our ministry through attacks on our website or through email.
  • Pray for Dan as he works with the Communications Department to develop a new website to better represent the ministry of SonSet Solutions to partners and supporters.
  • Pray for Barb as she encourages children who were in her Happy Day clubs. Since the COVID-19 restrictions do not allow for in-person meetings, Barb and others are using the mail to communicate with the children.
  • Pray for Dan as he undergoes back surgery in November to relieve pain from pinched nerves. Pray that the surgery is successful and that he is able to return to his work at SonSet Solutions soon after.
  • Pray that Barb’s broken ankle will continue to heal from the surgery she had in February. Although she has near complete mobility, she is still experiencing some pain.


Preparing SonSet® Radios for Ministry

Barb has been helping test, program, and pack SonSet radios for shipment to partners in Peru, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Burkina Faso. Through the generosity of our donors, the Lord has provided the means to send these radios even in the midst of the pandemic.

Pray for the individuals who will hold these radios in their hands and hear the words of life. May they come to saving faith in Jesus and find new hope for every day.

We are Thankful

Although there have been many joys and challenges these past months, we praise the Lord for taking care of us and providing for us through His people.

We are grateful for everyone who supports us in our work at SonSet Solutions as we seek to provide technology-based solutions to advance the Gospel worldwide. Your partnership with us helps bring hope and joy around the world.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for the ministry of SonSet Solutions as we deal with travel restrictions around the world.
  • Ask for wisdom for Dan as he makes plans for the SonSet Solutions Information Technology department.
  • Pray for continued healing and a full recovery of Barb’s ankle.
  • Pray for guidance in finding relief for Dan from pain caused by back issues.
  • Pray for wisdom for us as we decide what trips we should take this fall and summer to visit family.

God is at Work Despite Pandemic

Despite the many obstacles the pandemic is causing, God is still at work through ministries around the world. Here is one report:

Providing clean water opens doors for the proclamation of the gospel. To assist water ministries, SonSet Solutions has designed and built remote monitoring systems which provide data on the function of the wells, alerting water ministries of the need for maintenance or repair before the well stops completely. SonSet Solutions President David Russell reports:

Remote monitors that we shipped in March to Malawi for Design Outreach have created a new opportunity for increased community interaction. Design Outreach is now committed to retrofitting all of their pumps in Malawi with our monitors. As they visit villages, they are providing COVID-19 training, further enhancing trust and opening doors to bring the light of the gospel.

Since the beginning of March, we have also assisted ministries in Burundi, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Ecuador, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, New Zealand, Niger, Peru, United States, and Zambia.

Coolest Thing Made in Elkhart County

This past June SonSetLink™ water monitors were voted the “Coolest Thing Made in Elkhart County.” There were 30 entries in the contest, and our entry received 25% of the votes. Thank you to all who checked in and voted for us.  For more information, you can visit our web site —

Even though there was no monetary gain from the contest, the ministry of SonSet Solutions received lots of free publicity throughout Elkhart County and northern Indiana. One local television station even had a short clip where our president, David Russell, was able to let everyone know we do this work for the sake of spreading the gospel.

Advancing the spread of the gospel is the goal of every technology-based solution we provide.  We believe that everyone in this world should have the opportunity to hear the Good News about Jesus dying on the cross for them. Clean water projects help meet the physical needs of those people, which then builds trust and opens doors of opportunity to share the Gospel and meet their spiritual needs. We fully subscribe to the words from Jesus, that “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-15 NIV)