March 1 - Many of you have prayed for Susie,
Teresa's sister-in-law, who was critically injured in
the car accident that killed her husband, Dwain and
son, Levi. She was in a coma for several days and has
undergone several operations. Her improvement has amazed
many. We have seen her walking and communicating very
well! Most operations were successful leaving little
notice of her injuries. Many decisions still have to
be made in Susie's life with the drastic change in her
family. She has one child left, Michael, who is a student
at Baylor. Pray for continued healing. Praise the Lord
that Michael was able to speak to over 1500 people at
the funeral and was able to share the gospel. Praise
the Lord that Susie is giving the Lord all the Glory
and praise. Dwain and Levi were both Christians.
March 2 - Pray for travel safety for Kimberly,
Caroline, and Caleb as we travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina
Faso, for the home school group's 3 week session.
March 3 - Pray for a neighbor woman with whom
Kimberly has become friends. Thank you for praying for
friendships to be developed in our neighborhood.
March 4 - Today is Ben's birthday. Pray for
the deepening of key relationships Ben has with Zerma
men and for God to open their hearts and ears to hear
and receive His word.
March 5 - Pray for volunteers to respond to
our new requests and come join us in reaching the Zerma
with the Good News. If you are interested in learning
more, go to the Zerma website: www.zermateam.org
March 6 - Pray for our spiritual sensitivity
to be increased, that we may be aware of where God is
at work already among the Zerma.
March 7 - Pray for us to be ready to give an
account of the hope that is within us to the Zerma people
we come in contact with everyday.
March 8 - Pray for the radio broadcasts that
are presenting the Gospel in the Zarma language. Pray
that they would reach many ears and help bring a great
harvest of souls.
March 9 - Pray that God would raise up men
among the Zerma who will become strong spiritual leaders
as they learn to serve others.
March 10 - Pray for the storying group Cindy
and Kimberly are working with in the "Kwaara Kano"
neighborhood. Pray for the children and young women
to maintain their high interest in discovering more
about who God is and who Jesus is.
March 11 - Ask God to multiply Mark's time
as he prepares housing for new personnel and serves
as financial and business facilitator for the our mission
March 12 - Pray for Deanna Ledlow as she coordinates
guest housing for all visitors. This can be an overwhelming
job. Pray that God would use her in a mighty way to
plant many seeds for His kingdom as she interacts with
March 13 - Pray for Deanna's friend. She knows
all the Bible stories. Pray that God will speak directly
to her and her husband, drawing them into a relationship
March 14 - Pray for 6 volunteers from the Bolls'
home church, Wildwood Baptist, that will be coming to
Ouallam this next weekend. Pray for them as they are
packing and finishing up projects that they will be
doing in various villages next week. Pray that the hearts
of the people in various villages will be ready to hear
the Good News. Pray for good health and a peace about
the task ahead of them. Pray also for Don and Teresa
as they will be making last minute arrangements and
March 15 - Pray for God to reveal to us a 'Person
of Peace' in village Mondello and for God to make a
way for the Gospel to be planted here.
March 16 - Phil's Birthday. Pray that God would
give him vision and discernment as he leads the Zerma
team and seeks to plant churches among the Zerma people.
March 17 - Pray for God to reveal to us "Persons
of Peace" in villages Mendello and Bardouga and
for an invitation from the village chiefs for us to
come and present the gospel.
March 18 - Today, the Wildwood volunteers will
be traveling from Paris to Niamey. Pray for a safe and
uneventful trip. The volunteers should be arriving about
16h30 Niamey time (9h30 CST). Pray their luggage arrives
and for a safe trip to Ouallam. Today will be a long
stressful day for all involved, so please pray for safety,
good health, and patience.
March 19 - Today, in Ouallam, there will be
orientation for the volunteers. They will be working
on getting things prepared to present the gospel to
various villages, packing medicine and getting accustomed
to the seven hour time difference. They will also be
touring the Ouallam area and if time permits, will be
taken to a small village so they can see what it will
be like when they go to much larger villages next week.
Pray for the villagers in Issa Tchalla, who are always
good hosts for new visitors, but as far as we know,
there are no Christians at this village, even though
they were the first village that participated in the
"Mobile Center". Our prayer is, as the villagers
have more contact with Christ, they will see Christ
as the Savior and not just a good prophet.
March 20 - As we gather together to worship,
pray that we will all worship in Spirit. The volunteers
may not understand much of what is being said - but
the Spirit will be there to help them to worship...
Pray for the people that attend the Church in Ouallam,
that they would hear more of the message and understand.
Pray for the volunteers and the Bolls as we will be
traveling to worship in Tiloa, a village with several
Christians. Pray for a safe trip and good communication.
March 21 - Today, the people will be traveling
to Tiloa and dividing up in groups. Hopefully, some
others from the Zerma team will be able to meet us in
Tiloa. One group will be working with the kids - doing
games and teaching Bible stories using pictures and
cassettes. Another group will be weighing babies; another
group will be doing some medical work. Pray that in
all that is done and said that the villagers will see
Christ in what is said and done, and that more will
accept Christ as their personal Savior. The team will
return to Ouallam to rest and show the Jesus video in
the evening in the village, Bougar, which have just
been through 6 weeks of Health and Bible stories. Pray
for room in the vehicle to carry the volunteers, generator,
and video equipment. Pray for the people of Bougar to
accept Christ, whom they have been studying for several
March 22 - Writing your name down on a list
indicates a high level of commitment from a Zerma person
to the reason their name is written. Over four years
ago, we began a work of witness and Bible study in a
village called Libo, leaving behind many study helps.
In January, eleven names were written down showing a
high interest of "drawing near Jesus". Pray
with us that these eleven will draw close enough to
Jesus that their name be written in the Lambs book of
life. This is the village that we will be working in
today - traveling 40 miles on goat paths, teaching health,
doing a well-baby clinic, sharing the Bible stories
from creation to the ascension of Jesus. Pray that the
entire village might HEAR and UNDERSTAND - and ACCEPT!
March 23 - Today much Prayer walking will be
done in Ouallam by the women volunteers. Pray that the
Zerma will be able to see Jesus and experience the Love
that our Heavenly Father has for each one of us as individuals.
Pray for the children at the afternoon Kid's club, that
they will not just remember the stories that are told
to them, but they will see them as TRUTH. Pray that
lives will be changed. Pastor Bobby, Don and Kevin will
be heading to various villages doing Leadership training.
Pray that all will be encouraged, and for safe travels.
March 24 - Today the Bolls, with the help of
the Wildwood volunteers, will be entering a new village,
Saajo Kayna. This village has a Peace Corps Volunteer
that currently lives in this village and she is very
excited about these classes coming to her village. Pray
that she will be able to continue the classes; health,
hygiene, safety -- and most importantly - the Gospel.
Pray that the villages will hear and be receptive to
the teachings. We will be doing a well baby clinic,
some medical and some of the group will be keeping the
March 25 - Time in Niger is almost finished
for the volunteers from Mississippi. Pray for more volunteers
to be willing to come and repeat this work - in other
villages. Pray that the villages will forever remember
the Christians that came to tell them and show them
the Love of the Lord. Pray that many seeds will take
root and lives will be changed. Pray as they will be
packing, traveling back to Niamey, Pre-check, and saying
good byes. Pray as they get on the plane at midnight
that they will have a safe flight - and changed lives.
Praise the Lord that they answered the call, stepped
out of their comfort zone and helped in more ways than
we will ever know.
Saturday, March 26 - Pray for safe
travels and rest - for both teams, the one from Mississippi
and the one from Ouallam!
March 27 - Pray Matthew 9:37-38 Ask the Lord
of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest
March 28 - Pray Matthew 10:39 that God will
lead the Zarma to truly count the cost of following
Christ and as they choose Christ, for Him to so transform
their lives that their heart's desire would be to give
their lives away for Christ's sake.
March 29 - Pray for God to soften hearts of
the village chiefs in Tchalla and Issa Tchalla so that
we may come and sow the gospel, that it will take root
and reap a plentiful harvest for the kingdom.
March 30 - A local Zerma pastor is participating
in the "Niger Pepper Project." He will be
taking the small plants to some of the villages where
he is working and assisting national believers in learning
to grow peppers as a source of income. Pray for the
success of this project and for national believers to
take ownership of this
March 31 - Pray Matthew 4:19 "Come, follow
me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men."
Pray that Jesus would speak these words to the Zerma
people and they would follow Him.
Thank you for joining with us in prayer. Your prayers
make a difference in where many Zerma will spend eternity!!