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.

We Made It to Mexico!

We praise that Lord that Dan and Oscar drove the 2000 miles from Elkhart in a van with trailer to Queretaro, Mexico with only a couple of problems. When they crossed the border, Dan and Oscar had unload about half of the trailer and pay more than expected to enter the country. Later on the trip they took a detour recommended by the GPS and toured some parts of Monterrey, Mexico, that they would have preferred to avoid. But in the end, they made safely to Queretaro on the evening of July 19th. Barb, Jenny, and our two grandsons flew down the next day later giving Dan and Oscar time to get their new house prepared.

You can read about Jenny and Oscar’s ministry at https://oscarjenny.com.

Mexico Bound!

We praise that Lord that our daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Oscar have raised 100% of the financial support needed to return to ministry in Mexico! Lord willing, Dan and Oscar will be driving the 2000 miles from Elkhart in a van with trailer to Queretaro, Mexico in mid-July. Barb, Jenny, and our two grandsons will fly down a few days later giving Dan and Oscar time to get there first.

Pray that Dan and Oscar have a safe journey especially through the mountains and desert they must cross. Pray too that Jenny and Oscar’s family adjust well to their new home and that they can have a fruitful ministry in Mexico.

Wi-Fi without the Internet

People all around the world, even in rural Africa, have smartphones, and use their phone like a handheld computer. Many ministries would like to distribute community development and Christian materials to local smartphone users, but the local connection to the Internet is either too slow or (more likely) non-existent. Dan and other engineers at SonSet Solutions are researching and experimenting with small Wi-Fi devices that function as miniature libraries containing videos, audio Bibles, and digital books that can be downloaded to a smartphone.

This July, we sent two palm-sized units for testing by a ministry to refugees in Uganda and to a pastors conference in Burkina Faso. Each unit contained the complete two-hour Jesus Film and audio Bibles in English or French and several local tribal languages. Anyone within a 200-ft. radius is able to “see” the Wi-Fi library with their phone and either view or download the videos and books for later. Local pastors and leaders can use a laptop computer to add their own materials to the Wi-Fi library and customize the look and feel for the local community.