President-Elect of Sunset International Bible Institute

Tim preachingOfficials announce the appointment of Tim Burow as the president-elect for Sunset International Bible Institute. He will become the third president of Sunset over its 56 years of operation.
“We are thrilled that the Lord has guided our search for the right man to lead the next chapter for this global ministry,” stated Bob Crockett, chairman of the Board of Directors. “After more than a year-long national search surfaced some wonderful candidates, we came to a unanimous decision to offer this opportunity to one within the Institute’s own ranks. Tim follows two great men of God who have led Sunset since its beginning: Cline Paden, the ministry’s founder, and Truitt Adair, who has served so incredibly over the past twenty-five years.”


Welcome Circle in Belize

Have you ever wanted to go on an International Mission Trip? Perhaps you’ve wondered what it would be like to work alongside a local missionary and learn for yourself what it means to “go and make disciples of all nations.”  Maybe you’ve thought mission work was just for the “professionals” and your job is just to “send.”  Well, DiscipleTrips is here to make missions accessible to nearly anyone who has a desire to be involved in mission work.

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Phase 4 Solar Update 07/2018

Solar Mission Philippines

One of the primary distributions for the Solar Mission Philippines happened last week. From the initial accounts, it was a great week with many Filipinos being so appreciative of the gift of the solar player for their ministry. The main event was a part of the Heritage Bible College Lectures. The distribution was the biggest of the year and puts us well on our way to distributing the 2,000 solar players promised by the end of the year. There were 590 distributed at the lectures which brings the total delivered to the Philippines for the year to 955.

Costa Rica

Luis Melendez

Costa Rica is a beautiful country, full of friendly people with a population of about 4.9 million, the official language is Spanish. Costa Rica is well known for producing good coffee, to the point that some will say that Juan Valdez gets there his coffee! This country is located in Central America; border of Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Catholicism is the predominant religion; according to Wikipedia about 76% of the Costa Rican population is Catholic. This beautiful country is in need of the truth.

Phase 4 06/2018

Solar Mission Philippines

Brian Garnett giving players outThe Solar Mission to distribute 2,000 Solar Players throughout the islands of the Philippines is well underway.  Almost one third of the money has been raised and distributions will take up most of the rest of the year to complete the task. At the same time, we are still getting requests from South America and Africa for additional solar players to help fill the needs there.

Planning and Dreaming

In March, Brian Garnett took 150 players to distribute at a church conference with over 1,500 in attendance. The players were given to church leaders. Brian reported that there were 150 very happy people and 1,350 that were very disappointed. While Brian was on an earlier trip, a congregation contacted Sunset about getting a player to a preacher they knew in Cebu. Brian was able to reach Manuel Daliwa and another preacher at a McDonald’s. Since that time, Manuel has planted two churches in the mountains and baptized many using the solar player to help teach.

Change the World of Young People

Jordon Crow with his Youth Group

Recently, we asked Jordon Crow about how well his training at Sunset prepared him to work with teens.  Jordon and his wife Emily both went through AIM and graduated from Sunset with an emphasis in Youth and Family Ministry in 2013.  He currently serves in Blackwell, Oklahoma.



Her smile is but a reflection of her kind and generous heart.  Born in Kenya, Rosemary Odhiambo made her way with her small children to Greece from her home in Kenya.  Her plan was to join her husband and begin a new life.  Four years had passed since her husband left Kenya to Greece in search of work and a means to provide for his family.  However, their plans and dreams were interrupted.  Within a few weeks of her arrival, her husband passed away leaving her alone with her children in a strange country.  Rosemary did not give up, but instead decided to pursue her dream.  She found work doing laundry, as a nanny or housekeeping, whatever she could to take care of her children and stay in Athens. 

Watch Rosemary's Story Here

Change Your Deaf World

Abbie Wilson has Changed the Deaf World Around Her

Phase III Complete!!

Two years of fund-raising are complete, and 3,000 solar players have been delivered. Thank you to every one of you who made this the largest phase yet in the Solar Mission to Send the Light. Dozens of trips have been made throughout Central & South America and to Spanish-speaking islands in the Caribbean to help the Spanish-speaking churches to grow through their evangelism and their depth of Bible study. Thousands of your brothers and sisters in Christ have been encouraged and emboldened to spread the Kingdom of God with the assistance they now have from the Solar Players.

Going Where No Man Can Go!

Feliciano in Guatemala

The distribution of Solar Players is nearing the end of its third year. Since 2014 over 7,500 players have been distributed in 46 countries and in 4 languages. By God’s grace 3,000 players will have been delivered in the Spanish language by the end of February; Phase III of this mission effort. Our supporters have enabled us to prepare Solar Players in English, Spanish, Amharic (Ethiopian) and most recently in Arabic. Translations are ongoing in Telegu and French.


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