What is the next tech for missions?

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Popularity of radio as a primary media source for communicating the gospel to the masses is slowing in much of the world.  Smart phones and the Internet are rapidly becoming the primary source of media and information even in the developing world as evidenced by the use of smart phones in remote towns of Africa and South America. As major businesses actively seek to connect the globe to the Internet, SonSet Solutions is researching how we might provide technology-based solutions to advance the Gospel in the coming years.

  • While radio will continue to be used for communicating the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ, what other means should be added and how?
  • How can we use technology to help others and show that we care about the whole person—both physical and spiritual?

The world of technology is constantly changing and advancing, but the need to have a right relationship with God does not change. Our challenge is to find ways to adapt new technology to communicate the unchanging message.

 

Joy to the World!

The angel said to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid. 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.” We rejoice as celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Over Thanksgiving break, we were able to spend a week in Mexico with our daughter Jenny and family. We had a great time visiting a church where they are assisting, and we kicked off the Christmas season with our grandsons (pictured above) at a local mall.

May you and your loved ones have a joyous Christmas and blessed New Year!

Bringing Joy to People in Faraway Lands

Reaching people in faraway lands includes sharing the gospel by radio as far away as Timbuktu. In 2007, a new radio station went on the air in Timbuktu, Mali. This station spreads the gospel message in five local languages to an area along the Niger River dominated by Islam and traditional religions.

This fall the pastor who operates the station contacted SonSet Solutions for help to resolve a transmitter problem. The eleven-year-old transmitter was then sent to Elkhart for repair and refurbishment. Once serviced and returned, we trust this transmitter will provide many more years of broadcasting the gospel message in Timbuktu!

During 2018, we at SonSet Solutions have been able to work with over 165 ministries in more than 60 countries! We have sent out nearly 150 SonSetLink™ remote water monitoring systems, helped plant and maintain many radio stations and provided thousands of SonSet® radios to get the gospel into people’s hands.

Communicating with a Wordless Book

How can a book with no words tell the greatest story ever? The Wordless Book does just that in after school Bible classes called “Happy Day Clubs.” Barb is part of an exciting ministry that teaches children in public schools how much God loves them.

The GOLD page represents Heaven, the wonderful place God has made for those who love him. The DARK page illustrates the problem of sin which separates us from God. The RED page reminds us of Jesus’ blood that was shed as he paid the penalty for our sin, and the WHITE page shows our hearts washed clean. The GREEN cover encourages us to grow in Christ by reading the Bible and praying everyday.

One of the schools where Barb helps has 44 children registered, the other has 38.  Please pray with us that these children will put their trust in Jesus and grow in the Lord each week.

 

Radio: A Powerful Media in Africa

A pastor in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been using radio for several years to reach people with the gospel message in his area. Recently, God opened the doors for him to start another radio station in a different part of the country. This area of the DRC is very poor and has historically been a satanic stronghold. He is eager to start this new gospel outreach over the airwaves with equipment he received from SonSet Solutions. Having utilized radio for a number of years already, he writes:

“We don’t cease to praise God for the help you have given us to proclaim the Good News every day. Surely many people are receiving Jesus and turning away from their sins. Let me inform you that radio is the powerful media in many countries here in Africa. It is among the best way to communicate the Kingdom of God to many people.”

 Recently SonSet Solutions has received requests for assistance in establishing or expanding radio outreach in Kenya, Tanzania, and Cameroon. We are thankful for all who partner with us through giving and prayer to make this ministry possible.