some time this month praying for the missionary wives:
pray that they would be the helpmeets to their husbands
that God intends for them to be; that their marriage
relationships would go deeper than ever before; and
that they would have an intimacy with Christ that is
Pray that all of us -- missionaries and prayer warriors
both -- would use our time wisely, making the most of
the time the Lord gives us each day. Pray that each
of us would make prayer a priority in our lives and
that we would know and hunger for the word of God
Monday, September 1 -- Please pray
for Dr. Ron Braswell as he is beginning to make plans
and arrangements to return to the Ouallam area for another
medical trip working on diseases of the eyes as well
as hopefully doing some cataract surgeries in various
bush villages. He is in the process of collecting used
glasses as well as medicine samples. The deadline for
the supplies is 15 September so please pray that he
will be able to get the necessary supplies before this
Tuesday, September 2 -- Pray for Rick
Leavitt today. Pray that he would have a deep heart
for holiness and a hatred for evil -- that he would
not make compromises with the world. Pray for God's
will in His life and for Rick's knowledge of God's will
for his future. Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, September 3 -- Don Bolls'
parents get up about 4am Mississippi time. That’s
about 9am Simiri, Niger time when radio station Yilwa
is broadcasting 30 minutes of Christian Bible study,
preaching or music. If you are up at that time or even
if you aren’t, remember to say a prayer for this
effort to get out God’s word and salvation through
Thursday, September 4 -- Pray for Mark
Ledlow, that he would continue to have a burning desire
to know, love, and obey God's Word.
Friday, September 5 -- Please pray
for the women at the prison in the capital city of Niamey
where Charity has begun a new ministry. There are at
least 2 ladies there who have come to know Christ since
being in prison, so pray for their growth and that Charity
can encourage them in their walk. Pray for the others
to want to know more about Christ.
Saturday, September 6 -- Praise God
for several young men and women who placed their faith
in Christ during a recent evangelism campaign in Ouallam,
led by a group of Christians from several different
churches in Niamey. It was a joy to see these young
people respond to the gospel and it was a joy to see
the spirit of love and fellowship among the ministry
team (Christians from several
different denominations) as they led the services and
spent time together
during the week.
Sunday, September 7 -- Please begin
now to pray for plans and preparations for ministry
that will take place later this year and in 2004. Several
volunteer groups are in the process of planning short
term projects in Niger that have the potential to affect
thousands of Zerma people for Christ.
Monday, September 8 -- In accordance
with 2 Tim. 2:2, pray that God would lead our missionaries
to those "faithful men who are qualified to teach
others also." Pray that God would raise up strong
leaders among the Zerma who would carry on our vision
of seeing that all the Zerma have a chance to hear and
respond to the Gospel.
Tuesday, September 9 -- Stephanie and Jeremy
Ledlow have started school, and everything is going
well so far. Pray that there will be stability in the
schools and the teachers, and that they will form wonderful
Wednesday, September 10 -- During the Bolls'
time in the states it has been a blessing to see individuals
as well as churches become interested in the work among
the Zerma. Please pray that Don and Teresa continue
to share about the work among the Zerma and as we continue
to add to the prayer team that there would be a fresh
and exciting involvement among the Zerma, even to the
point of becoming so involved that some pray-ers would
come and join in the work.
Thursday, September 11 -- Pray for
the Fulani church - that it will continue to thrive
and flourish - now that Koleta is gone. Pray that there
will be godly men to lead the church.
Friday, September 12 -- As our team
has been given the task of reaching the Zerma people
with the gospel, we are ever mindful of the question
"How many Zerma have heard the gospel today?"
Pray that the number would increase rapidly until all
have had the chance to hear a clear presentation of
the Good News.
Saturday, September 13 -- Staying in
touch is so very important, and these days, computers
and e-mails have come to be a sort of lifeline for all
of us. Pray that the Ledlows' crates will arrive soon
so that they can have their desktop computer back. One
of their laptops was stolen and the other has been in
the shop more than it's been out.
Sunday, September 14 -- Pray for Rashida. She
is pregnant and due in October, so pray for her health
and her spiritual well-being. Her husband is Pastor
Ibro, and they both ask for prayers for their spiritual
growth and walk with the Lord.
Monday, September 15 -- Zerma Christian Harouna
Seybou is still guarding the Bolls house while they
are gone. Instead of living in his village far away
where he is almost isolated from other Christians he
now has more fellowship and a chance to grow in new
ways his walk with God. Pray it may be so.
Tuesday, September 16 -- Please pray
for Waru, especially Hawa and Fati. Although Charity
no longer lives in the village full-time, she is continuing
to make visits. Please pray that she can show them Christ's
love and that she will be able to use her time wisely
during the days when she is there. Charity reports,"After
a recent short visit, my heart was so thrilled to see
how much they wanted me to keep coming back. Pray that
they will want to hear what I have to say when I am
able to begin telling them Bible stories."
Wednesday, September 17 -- Pray for Deanna
Ledlow's father in Tucson, Arizona. His name is Bob
Mashburn and he struggles with his health. Pray that
his back pain would be relieved.
Thursday, September 18 -- Pray for
the town of Mangaize (Mawn-GAY-zay). Heavy rains in
August resulted in more than 70 houses falling down.
Pray that those who lost homes would find food and shelter
and they would have the means to rebuild their homes.
Friday, September 19 -- Continue praying
for the rains in Niger. If they keep up, the harvest
will be good and there will be food for the coming winter.
In the best of years, there is not enough food to last
through the winter, so pray for an abundance.
Saturday, September 20 -- Wallace Cameron
in life and now death has had an indirect but huge impact
on Teresa Bolls' ministry to the Zerma people for the
last 25 years. As a very active church member and Gideon
he was a big supporter of the work among the Zerma.
Pray for Zerma Christians and their mostly non-Christian
families that have such an influence on their lives.
We praise the Lord for the special time that Teresa
was able to have with Wallace before his death. We would
also like to thank you for your prayers, cards and donations
to the Gideon Bibles in memory of Wallace.
Sunday, September 21 -- Praise the
Lord that the crops are doing well around the village
of Waru! Please praise God for sending a lot of rain
this year! Pray too that while their crops are doing
well, at this time, they are very low on food. Many
are complaining of being hungry. Pray that we can be
discerning and help as the Lord leads. Most of all,
pray that we can be gentle and loving towards them at
such a needy time in their lives.
Monday, September 22 -- Jeremy Ledlow has asked
you to pray for his guidance in choosing a college.
He is currently a junior in high school, grade 11, and
is seeking God's will for his future.
Tuesday, September 23 -- Pray for Hawa
(HOW-wa) a neighbor of the Cains in Ouallam. Her husband
died recently leaving her with eight children to care
for. Pray that their physical needs would be met and
that she and her family would place their faith in Christ.
Wednesday, September 24 -- Pray for
Mark and Deanna Ledlow today. They are building a new
home; pray that this home would be a reflection of God's
love and a testimony in their community. Pray that they
would be protected from the attack of the enemy.
Thursday, September 25 -- Pray for
Faith today. She lives in Torodi, and used to have a
roommate but now lives alone. Pray that she will be
encouraged every day and strengthened by the Holy Spirit.
Friday, September 26 -- Pray for Kimberly
and Caroline Cain as they readjust to homeschooling
after a year of stateside assignment.
Saturday, September 27 -- Pray for
Latifah, a 7 month old girl, who is extremely malnourished.
Pray for her health and for the family who took her
in after her mother died. Pray that God would provide
for the family who is raising her.
Sunday, September 28 -- Prayer for
the expansion of our prayer network all the missionaries
have been struggling with Christians in their walks.
There is a stronghold in Niger and it is very hard to
Monday, September 29 -- Pray for Charity
as she works on typing materials for a radio program
in Zarma. After making a draft of the materials, they
will be tested for accuracy and retyped. Eventually
these materials consisting of Bible stories geared toward
the Islamic faith will be recorded and aired on the
radio. Begin praying now that many people will hear
the Good News through these Bible lessons. Pray that
the translation work, typing, testing, and retyping
will continue in a timely manner!
Tuesday, September 30 -- Pray for Mark
Ledlow as he builds a house and does all the work that
is necessary on the compound in Niamey. Pray that his
actions will be a witness and a testimony as he works
with all those who will be helping with the construction.