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 — SonSetSolutions.org.

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)

Merry Christmas!

We began our Christmas celebration in November when we spent a week with our daughter Jenny and family in Mexico. Dan had a fun time decorating their Christmas tree in summer-like weather with Grandsons, Landon and Ian.

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the growing church where Oscar and Jenny minister. They have a thriving congregation with young families, and the morning service was filled with enthusiastic music and a practical, Bible-centered message. We were encouraged to see how the Lord is working in Mexico.

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas as we rejoice in the birth of our Savior who brings salvation to all who put their faith in him.

“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10, 11 NIV

Reaching a Neighborhood via Wi-Fi

Traditionally, when ministries approach SonSet Solutions, it is for help building a Christian FM radio station with a range of about 10-15 miles. The installation averages about $20,000, and several staff are needed to operate it. SonSet Solutions is working on a radically different concept to help ministries and churches reach the lost in their immediate neighborhood.

SonSet Solutions is developing a small, modular Wi-Fi system to “broadcast” Christian content up to about 100 yards, depending on the terrain. It will be a portable, self-contained unit that can be placed on the rooftop of a church, for example,  and provide a variety of content to nearby cell-phone users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The content can be tailored to the needs and interests of the micro-community that the church wants to reach.

It all costs less than $500 and doesn’t require full-time staff to operate it. Because it is not an FM radio station, there are no government applications, red tape or delays to deal with. It could be purchased, installed and broadcasting all in the same day helping our ministry partners more efficiently and effectively reach their immediate communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ! (Story from SonSetSolutions.org)