in the Lord and do good; live in the land and be safe.
Seek your happiness in the Lord, and He will give you
your heart's desire."
Have you ever checked out the website? Learn more about
our entire mission team, the Zerma people, and the country
of Niger, by going to the Zerma Team Web Site:
Saturday, November 1 -- There are 3
new believers in Torodi; one being the first zarma Christian
that we know of. Pray for these new believers as they
face the persecution. Pray that they will stand strong
against the attacks of their friends and families. Pray
that the Holy Spirit will begin teaching them the ways
of the Lord.
Sunday, November 2 - We've been in
the process of translating some evangelistic material
into the Zarma language for radio broadcast. Pray that
this would be completed soon and that it would be an
effective means of spreading the gospel among the Zerma.
Monday, November 3 -- Please pray for
the women's prison and the Christians who are there.
Pray for Aissa who is hungry for God's Word but has
no way of hearing it except from people who visit the
prison. Pray that the stories and scriptures she has
heard will resonate in her mind and heart and encourage
her spirit during times of frustration and discouragement.
She has not seen her family in almost a year!
Tuesday, November 4 -- All of the Zerma
team members have not been able to meet together for
over a year because of Stateside Assignments. Pray that
the team continues to make good decisions in reaching
the Zerma people for Christ.
Wednesday, November 5 -- Ibro and Rashida
just lost their baby a couple of weeks ago. She was
just at the Ledlows' house 2 weeks ago and all was fine;
baby was due around November 5. Then she got really
sick last week and was put into emergency for 3 days.
They thought she was better and moved her into a normal
room, by the next day the baby had died. Pray for her
as she grieves.
Thursday, November 6 -- Pray for the three
existing churches in Torodi: the Hausa Church (consisting
of a family and three men), the Fulani Church (consisting
of 3 men and one woman) and the Deaf Church (now currently
with 7 believers). Pray for their time together as they
study the Word, and pray for them as they share their
faith with a unresponsive world.
Friday, November 7 -- Pray for Ibro
who is correcting the radio lessons that have been translated
and typed in Zarma. Pray that he would be able to correct
all errors in the materials, so that others may hear
them and be able to fully understand the stories of
Saturday, November 8 -- Pray for the
Muslim spiritual leaders, that as the apostle Paul was
converted on the road to Damascus, they too would have
a Damascus road experience in which their lives are
completely turned around as they give their hearts to
Sunday, November 9 -- Remember the
village of Binga that burned last year? Please pray
that they have a good harvest this year to get them
well established for the dry season. Pray that God will
cause them to remember neighboring village Christians
that helped them during a time of need and God will
Monday, November 10 -- The Ledlows'
neighbor, Ayssa, had her littlest child burned quite
badly on his hand and stomach by boiling water. And
her husband stepped on a thorn and has been unable to
work for the past week or so. Being the sole breadwinner
and no work.......means empty tummies. Pray for quick
Tuesday, November 11 -- It's been several
months since Teresa has done a village wide well-baby
clinic, reminding the mothers and families of various
health related items. Pray that there will be several
in the villages that remember and help remind the mothers.
Wednesday, November 12 -- Do you have
a computer? If not, try going to the library and check
to see the past to present monthly prayer letters as
well as many pictures and how you can better pray for
the Zerma people. And while you're at it please say
a prayer for this type of media and the people who work
to get it out for the salvation of Zerma people.
Thursday, November 13 -- Please pray
today for Fati and Hawa in Waru. During Charity's last
visit, she was able to spend much time with them! She
also got to talk with them about spiritual things and
they wanted to hear more! Pray that they would be hungry
for the truth and accept true freedom from their bondage
of animism and Islam.
Friday, November 14 -- As we (Don and
Teresa) go about getting full medical check-ups we are
reminded how blessed we are in the U.S. to have such
wonderful medical care. Pray for others around the world
that don't have this care or can not afford it. Please
pray for our health and check-ups as well as the health
of many we work with.
Saturday, November 15 -- There is a
nearby village that has 10 men who are very interested
in following Jesus. Pray that the Christians here will
have the opportunity to go and share more with them,
so that they may be a part of leading these men to Christ.
Sunday, November 16 -- Niger is in
the midst of Malaria season. Even our own missionaries
have been really sick with it this season. Pray for
everyone's health and strength.
Monday, November 17 -- Rashida (who just lost
her baby) was recuperating, but she had to go back in
the hospital and it is very serious. Please pray for
her and Ibro. It is very expensive for her to be in
Tuesday, November 18 -- Please pray for Ramatou
and Kwado, 2 children (around age 6) who live in the
village of Waru. They have become very special children
to Charity! Pray that though they are young, they will
see understand that God loves them so much. Pray that
the Lord would be working in their hearts at this young
age! Perhaps someday, they may be Christian models for
others in the village...Pray that it might be so!
Wednesday, November 19 -- Muslims around the
world will be observing the fast of Ramadan this month.
During this time, the Zerma will be fasting during the
daylight hours, abstaining from both food and water.
They then eat and drink during the evening hours. Although
this is yet another event where they are trying to win
God's favor, this is also a time where many are genuinely
seeking God. Pray that God would reveal himself to Muslims
during this time, that they would come to know the true
path to salvation through Jesus Christ.
Thursday, November 20 -- Pray that
God would raise up leaders among the Zerma who will
be a powerful influence among their people in spiritual
matters. Pray for those who have placed their faith
in Christ, that God would give them a hunger to know
His word and hearts that thirst for righteousness.
Friday, November 21 -- When Don and
Teresa left Niger 5 months ago there were several expectant
mothers. Pray for these mothers, babies and families.
Pray that they would be reminded and begin mixing the
porridge and begin feeding the babies at the appropriate
times. Pray that these babies will be healthy and come
to know Jesus in a special way.
Saturday, November 22 -- Pray for Mark
Ledlow today. He is in the middle of building a house
(which can be a torment even in the U.S.!) and is working
very very hard. Pray that he will remain healthy and
patient with the many delays he will encounter.
Sunday, November 23 -- Pray for Deanna
Ledlow. Her neighbors have had malaria so she has been
caring for their toddlers. Pray for their health.
Monday, November 24 -- Pray that God
would give us opportunities to share the gospel with
our Muslim friends and neighbors. Pray that He would
bring people across our paths who're seeking Him and
that we would be ready to give an answer for the hope
that we have in Christ.
Tuesday, November 25 -- Faith has been recently
working with several believers, trying to instill a
vision for the Great Commission. One thing the missionaries
want to see is the natives taking the Gospel to their
own people and then even to other parts of the world.
Pray that God would instill this desire and passion
in their hearts. Pray they will have a perseverance
to go to the far and hard places, for those are the
people who have NEVER heard the gospel.
Wednesday, November 26 -- Pray for all the
missionaries and their attitudes, as so many times they
get frustrated with the culture or foreign ways of doing
things. Pray that they will all have patience in dealing
with the Africans, loving them with a love that comes
only from God, so that the gospel will not be hindered.
Thursday, November 27 -- Today it is Thanksgiving
in the United States. Pray for our missionaries on the
field, who miss the things we take for granted. Pray
that they will have their own special traditions for
their children as they raise them on the field.
Friday, November 28 -- Pray for Rick Leavitt
today. He has spent time in the desert, seeking God's
will for his life. Pray that the time of refreshing
will be long, and that he will truly never thirst because
the water given to him has become a spring of water
welling up to eternal life. John 4
Saturday, November 29 -- Pray that
God alone gets the glory, that our missionaries take
none for themselves. For He alone is worthy!
November 30 -- Caroline Cain's 10th birthday
is today. Pray that today will be a special blessing
Thank you for your prayers, may God richly reward your