PRAYER REQUESTS -- ONE FOR EACH DAY! Fo-fo.
Thanks for praying for rain--so far the rainfall has
been good and the crops seem to be doing well. Pray
that there would be an abundant harvest, with plenty
of food for everyone. You will never know how much your
prayers mean to those who are on the field.
Friday, August 1 -- Many people of
Niger are getting sick with malaria this time of year.
Pray for our missionaries to have patience and discernment
in dealing with those coming for help.
August 2 -- Don and Teresa are having a great
time in the US on Stateside Assignment. Please pray
as they put before the church in person work of the
Zerma Team as well as the Zerma Prayer Team and the
desire to see Zerma people come to know Christ. Thank
Sunday, August 3 -- Please continue
to pray that God would raise up leaders among Zerma
Christians, men and women of integrity and courage who
have a passion for Christ and a vision for seeing that
all the Zerma people have an opportunity to hear the
Monday, August 4 -- Please remember
to keep Zongo before the Lord as she is now living in
a dark world and trying to keep a very active 7 year
old, Albass. Pray that it will be possible for her to
have cataract surgery soon.
Tuesday, August 5 -- Pray that as we
tell the stories and share the gospel, that God would
enable us to address the heartfelt needs of the Zerma.
Pray that our
understanding of the culture and ability to speak the
language would continue to increase.
August 6 -- As you know, personal lives of
missionaries can radically affect their work among the
Zerma people. Pray for Teresa (Bolls) and her step-father,
Wallace, who is very sick.
Thursday, August 7 -- Pray for those
Zerma who are being persecuted for their faith--pray
that their faith would endure and be a strong testimony
to those around them.
Friday, August 8 -- Pray for Salaamatou
as she works with children in Ouallam--pray that these
precious kids would place their faith in Christ and
that through them God would raise up a new generation
August 9 -- Please continue to pray for Faith's
literacy class. It is going great, and the women are
beginning to read words for themselves now. Pray that
before Faith leaves, the women will be able to read
the true "Word" for themselves.
August 10 -- Pray that new believers would
learn to depend on God for their needs--the physical
as well as the spiritual. Pray they would come to know
that our God "can supply all our needs through
His riches in Christ Jesus."
August 11 -- (This could be a prayer concern
for almost everyday.....) Mature Christian leadership
has been very difficult to find among the Zerma people.
Often ones in leadership fall prey to worldly temptations,
difficult to resist, damaging their and their church's
witness. Pray for wisdom and strength among these leaders
and for God to call out new leaders seeking His heart.
Tuesday, August 12 -- Jeremy and Stephanie
Ledlow begin school today, August 12. The school is
still in need of a high school science teacher. PRAY,
PRAY, PRAY!!! Pray for their transition to this much
smaller school and the adjustments to new friendships,
Wednesday, August 13 -- Continue to
pray for that good rain in Niger! Maybe there will be
a bumper harvest of food this year to cut down on some
Thursday, August 14 -- Continue to
pray that the gospel would be sown in people's hearts
through radio, cassettes, preaching, and other means.
Pray that these seeds would be planted and would grow
and bear fruit, claiming God's promise that His word
will not return to Him void.
Friday, August 15 -- Faith continues
to pray that her own faith will be increased. Join her
today and pray that she will be strengthened daily and
that she will see how God is constantly at work in her,
through her, and around her.
Saturday, August 16 -- Pray for Mark
Ledlow to remain Christlike in the everyday pressures
of working with the people in Niger that have a different
concept of, straight, good, even, etc...during the process
of this construction project.
Sunday, August 17 -- Pray that today,
as Zerma Muslims kneel on their prayer mats and say
their ritual prayers, that God would speak to their
hearts in a personal way, revealing Himself as Creator,
Sustainer, and Savior in the person of Jesus Christ.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would convict them of their
lostness and draw them to the One who forgives sin and
gives eternal life
Monday, August 18 -- It is very difficult
to find good viable reasonably priced garden seed on
a regular basis in the Ouallam area. Don Bolls has helped
Sandi incorporate the seeds with his other small business.
Sandi is an honest, hard worker. Pray that he will come
to know Christ as Savior
Tuesday, August 19 -- Pray for the
Zerma who are sick and lack adequate food, that God
would provide the means for them to get well and have
Wednesday, August 20 -- Pastor Ibro,
his wife Rashida and child Ammie, need continued prayer.
Rashida is also pregnant and due in October. They are
both doing well physically but need extra prayer for
struggles in their continued walk and growth in Christ.
Thursday, August 21 -- Another deaf
man has decided to follow Jesus. this makes two in Torodi.
You can imagine the hardship of being secluded not only
due to the language barrier, but now religion also.
Pray for them as they share their new faith with other
deaf in the area and grow in their relationship with
Friday, August 22 -- Pray for Hassaun.
He became a Christian last summer. He is showing such
an excitement for learning and growing in Christ. At
first he was afraid of persecution. Now, he is proud
to sit and read his Bible.
Saturday, August 23 -- Pray for the
Fulani church- that it will continue to thrive and flourish-
now that Koleta is gone.
Sunday, August 24 -- Deanna's friend
and neighbor Ayssa's youngest child was so sick so few
days ago, Deanna was afraid he would die. He was admitted
to the local clinic, the one our missionaries would
use. He was treated for an extreme case of bacteria
and fungus in his gut and Malaria. This family is like
an extended family to the Ledlows. Please pray that
the love of Christ shows through us in everything they
do, as Ayssa's family has still not made a commitment
to follow Christ.
Monday, August 25 -- Faith no longer
has a roommate in Torodi. Pray for her during this time
of transition as she needs encouragement, and as she
learns to depend even more on the Lord.
Tuesday, August 26 -- Faith writes, "There
are so many different tribes in Torodi, it is very difficult
to focus on the Zarma people alone. Please pray that
I will have wisdom in who the Lord would have me invest
time in and lead me to those that are truly hungry for
the Word of God."
Wednesday, August 27 -- Pray for the
Muslim teachers and religious leaders--they need to
know Christ. Pray that God would soften their hearts
and open their minds to the truth of the gospel. Many,
if not most, have gross misconceptions of what Christians
believe--pray that they would have opportunity to hear
and know the truth.
Thursday, August 28 -- Ayssa's father's
brother (that you prayed for last month, the one with
the gapping hole in his foot) passed away a few weeks
ago. The antibiotics quit working after the third dose
Friday, August 29 -- Jeremy and Stephanie
will begin School on August 12. The school is still
in need of a high school science teacher. PRAY, PRAY,
PRAY!!! Pray for their transition to this much smaller
school and the adjustments to new friendships, again.
Saturday, August 30 -- Jeremy Ledlow
has asked you to pray for his guidance in choosing a
college. He is currently a junior in high school, grade
Sunday, August 31 -- The "Pepper
Project" continues in spite of the absence of some
of our team missionaries. This is good! Please continue
to pray for this effort to put the capability of an
income-producing, therefore food-producing, possibility
before the people. Remember especially Ibro Souna who
bears most of the responsibility at this time.
God bless each of you.