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Phase III Beginning Stages

As we announced in the last update, Phase III is taking the solar-powered audio players into Spanish-speaking Latin America. Many lessons have been learned from Phase II where the material was translated into Amharic for Ethiopia. Sunset has been working over the past several months to finish the courses in Spanish so that there will be a complete set of classes ready to go.

Phase II Complete

With a final trip in December 2015 to Ethiopia to deliver and distribute the solar-powered audio players in Amharic, Phase II of the Solar Event was completed. This special occasion concludes the year-long efforts by Sunset and our ministry partners around the world that have given and prayed to make this possible. Our prayers now continue that God will take our efforts and multiply their effect for the glory of His kingdom.

Handing out of the Solar Players is complete

Phase II - Thank You

THE GOAL OF 2,000 SOLAR PLAYERS REACHED AND FINAL STAGES OF DISTRIBUTION DRAW NEAR

Baptism in Kenya

For the second year, you have responded to this incredible opportunity to help the Kingdom of God grow. With just under three months left in the year, you helped us reach the goal of funding 2,000 solar-powered audio players to be delivered to Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya and Nigeria. Three-quarters of the solar players have already been delivered and are in use. The rest will be delivered in two remaining trips, including the delivery of the solar players to Ethiopia with the Sunset materials and the Bible in Amharic.  We will report on this milestone around the first of the year.

The Son Shines in Kenya

Baptism in the Indian Ocean in Western Kenya

This last trip to Kenya where over 350 solar players were distributed brings the total number of players sent in 2015 to Nigeria, Kenya, and South Sudan to 1,500.  Tim Burow, Bob Jackson, and Jeff Smith delivered the players in Nairobi and in Eastern Kenya. They were able to witness what God is doing in that country and celebrated 32 baptisms in the brief time they were there. Two final trips will take the remainder of the solar players including those to Ethiopia in the Amharic language.

2015 Class Pictures

2015-2016 Sunset International Bible Institute
2015 Juniors and Seniors
2015 Freshmen and Sophomores

The New Normal in Ukraine

Hanging the sign for the schoolNormal is nice. There is a sense of security, stability and safety when things around us are normal. And the 14th annual graduation ceremony at the Ukrainian Bible Institute was a significant step in returning to normal for the students and staff.

August 2015 Report and a Special Challenge

Jeff Smith, Tim Burow and Bob Jackson on the plane to Kenya

Jeff Smith, Tim Burow and Bob Jackson traveled in early August to Kenya to distribute another 200 solar players at a seminar in Nairobi. That brings the total solar players delivered this year to 1,200. We appreciate those of you who have already provided for these solar players to spread the light of God's Word throughout Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Gerald Paden Departs His "Earthly Tent"

Gerald PadenOur beloved Gerald Paden departed his “earthly tent” at about 2:30 this morning (Monday).  There will be a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 22nd, in the auditorium of the Sunset Church of Christ, Lubbock, Texas, with family visitation to follow in the chapel.

C.L. Thomas Joins the Sunset Faculty

C.L. Thomas

Several years ago we began to challenge brother C.L. Thomas to consider joining the preacher training faculty of Sunset International Bible Institute. We are thrilled to announce that brother Thomas has accepted our challenge and will begin his new ministry with us as of July 1, 2015.

More Solar Players to Nigeria and Distribution Passes Halfway

Truitt and Doug with leaders on Sunday morning

Phase II Halfway Complete

With the latest trip to Nigeria the distribution of 2,000 solar-powered audio players in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Kenya has passed the halfway point.

Truitt and PaulTruitt Adair and Doug Reeves returned from a very productive and rewarding mission to Nigeria in May.  They spoke at the West Nigeria Christian College Preachers' Workshop and Graduation and distributed 200 solar players to the Nigerian preachers and church leaders who attended.  Paul Akinwale was a student at Lagos School of Preaching (1973-76) during the time that Truitt and his family served as missionaries in Lagos, Nigeria.  Paul is one of only two graduates from that school still alive.  Paul is still faithfully preaching after almost 40 years and he brought several of his converts with him, who are also now preaching in Nigerian congregations.

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