to the LORD a new song, …The LORD has made his
salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the
nations.” Psalms 98:1,2
March 1, 2006 - ANSWER: The Zerma team prayed
through Brandy and Kanesa’s house in Kollo at
the end of January. Brandy and Kanesa have also been
diligent in hanging up Bible verses in Zerma throughout
their house. This has lead to many Biblical discussions
with those that come to visit them. They have also felt
God’s hand of protection over them as the spiritual
warfare in and around their house has eased up a bit
over the past few weeks.
March 2, 2006 - We (Bolls) didn't receive the
February prayer letter! It was our fault but it made
us realize a helpless feeling of not having a valuable
tool to help guide specific prayer in leading Zerma
people to Christ. Several people devote much work in
seeing that we and you receive this prayer letter. Please
pray for them and that effort. If you don't receive
it, please contact Cindy Sustar at Sustar@Braveheart.com.
We consider prayer a vital part of winning the Zerma
people to Christ.
March 3, 2006 - The Ouallam 'study group' continues
to have problems that prevent it from functioning as
a true church. Even though a large amount of time, money
and effort have been spent by several missionaries in
this town of 10,000 people, it continues to struggle
in several areas. Please pray for God's direction. It
appears that a strong leader would help.
March 4, 2006 - Today is Ben Sustar’s
Birthday. Pray for him to have wisdom as he disciples
Amadou. Also ask God to bring Zerma men into his life
who are interested in studying the Bible.
March 5, 2006
- ANSWER: Thank God for the four men who continue to
study the Word of God with Amadou in the Goudel community
and ask God to move them to a place of choosing to follow
Jesus and become leaders in this new church start who
multiply themselves. Also, ask God to give courage to
an elderly man, M, in Goudel who came to Amadou’s
house for worship for the first time on February 5th.
March 6, 2006
- Teresa Bolls will be teaching classes March 6 - 8
in the neighborhood of Mossi Windi. Pray that these
women can understand and apply some of the health and
nutrition work that will be taught.
March 7, 2006
- Pray for Shad and Melissa as they begin encouraging
the Zerma people to sing praises to God in their own
language and to even begin to create new songs.
March 8, 2006
- Today is Mark Ledlow’s Birthday. Pray that Mark
will sense God’s presence in his life today and
feel empowered and encouraged as he shares Christ with
those he comes in contact with.
March 9, 2006
- ANSWER: Thanks for your prayers for Phil's bible study
with Atta. Two other men have begun to attend-pray for
their salvation and for Atta as he shares Christ with
them. Pray that God would give Atta a hunger for his
Word and the ability to share the reason for the hope
and joy he has in Christ.
March 10, 2006 - Ask for the favor of God to
be given to Bill Bray and his video team of high school
guys who will be here March 10-15 to shoot footage and
record music for video segments they will produce to
promote work among the Zerma people.
March 11, 2006
- Pray for Kanesa and Brandy’s two friends both
named Fati to come to know Jesus.
March 12, 2006
- Hundreds of pepper plants are growing in the village
of Kaoura, ready to be trans-planted. Pray for Moussa
as he heads up this effort, that it will bring in more
income for his family and that it provides an avenue
of witness as he has endured several years as a follower
of Christ among hundreds who do not.
March 13, 2006
- March 13 - 22 Teresa will be teaching the women of
Kondabey neighborhood. Pray that these ladies will be
able to understand and use some of the health, hygiene,
nutrition lessons and even family planning that will
be taught. There are also some very strong statements
about a loving God. Pray that these ladies will see
that there is a difference in a God that is fatalistic
- and a God that loves them so much that He sent his
March 14, 2006
- ANSWER: Praise God that Brandy and Kanesa’s
friend “O” has chosen to follow Jesus and
is actively and excitedly sharing each verse she learns
from the Bible with friends and family.
March 15, 2006
– Bill Bray’s team from Glenview Baptist
Church leaves today. Pray that God’s hand will
cover the editing and production process of developing
the Zerma videos. Pray that a quality product will be
developed that will lead many to pray and participate
in sharing the gospel with the Zerma People.
March 16, 2006
- Today is Phillip Cain's birthday. Pray that God would
give him wisdom, vision and discernment as he leads
the Zerma team and seeks to plant churches among the
March 17, 2006
- Pray for Phillip Cain today as he travels to Tampa,
Florida for a mission’s conference along with
several other team leaders from West Africa. The focus
of this conference will be on West Africa. The International
Mission Board is hoping for representatives from 200
churches to attend. Pray that out of this conference
many of these will gain a vision and commitment for
helping spread the gospel in Niger and throughout West
Africa. Pray that out of this conference we would gain
many new partners and prayer supporters for the Zerma
March 18, 2006
- Pray for Kimberly, Caroline, and Caleb as they travel
back to Niamey from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, today.
Pray for their safety on the roads and through the border
March 19, 2006
- Ask God to help Brandy and Kanesa learn a set of Bible
stories in Zerma so that they can share them with those
that are interested in learning about God.
March 20, 2006
- Ask God to give wisdom and protection from evil for
Amadou and Hassi and their children as they Pastor the
Goudel church because people are coming for worship
and want to know more about Jesus.
March 21, 2006 - Pray for the believers in
Kollo, that are being persecuted – they will embrace
suffering and trust God to strengthen them and deliver
March 22, 2006 - Ask God to open up an opportunity
for us to speak to the leader of the Goudel community,
G M, and be clear on what we are doing – starting
a church – and truly understand how we can serve
March 23, 2006
- Pray for “B”, Kanesa and Brandy’s
friend, to be set free from darkness and see and accept
the truth of Jesus.
March 24, 2006 – ANSWER: Praise God for
an elderly man in Kollo that has chosen to follow Jesus.
Two local pastors have been sharing with him for quite
some time and Sunday, February 12, he gave his life
to Christ. Pray that he will grow strong in his faith
and share the gospel with his friends and family. The
elderly are held in high esteem in this culture and
viewed as having wisdom. Pray that God will use this
man to draw many into the kingdom.
March 25, 2006
- Pray for Melissa Black and Miriam (our daughter to
come) as the due date is today.
March 26, 2006
- Pray for Eric, a volunteer who will be here from March
through May helping the Zerma team with research. We
praise God that He has called Eric to fill this request
and ask you to pray that he would be God's instrument
for helping spread the gospel among the Zerma. Pray
for safety as he travels and for good health during
his time here, which will be the hottest part of the
March 27, 2006
- Phil will be traveling back from the U.S. today. Pray
for safe travel as he flies back to Niger. Pray for
those who've made commitments to partner and pray for
the Zerma, that those commitments would be strengthened
and that God would give guidance and wisdom about the
next steps to take. Pray for those who feel led to come
to Niger as volunteers over the next year and that God
would use them in mighty ways to accomplish His purposes
among the Zerma.
March 28, 2006
- March 27-31st Teresa Bolls will be teaching the ladies
of Zongo neighborhood. Pray that they will truly apply
some of the teachings taught concerning God, health,
hygiene and nutrition. Pray also that the Love of Jesus
would be able to be felt through Teresa and the teaching.
March 29, 2006 - ANSWER: Praise the Lord for
the way He opens doors for us to work! The Bolls were
approached to do latrines in the Ouallam area, so they
put in a Hunger Relief Project. Pray that as Don works
on the actual "digging" of the latrines -
Teresa and several volunteers will be able to do the
health, sanitation and Gospel presentations. Praise
the Lord that Southern Baptists are willing to help
others in ways that should help improve their quality
of life - both physical as well as spiritual.
March 30, 2006
– Continue to pray for Moumouni and Alhassan who
live in separate villages. These two men devote a lot
of their time to sharing Christ with others, freely
and openly. Pray God's blessings on these men and the
many that come in contact with Christ through them.
March 31, 2006- Melissa Black’s mother
is having some health issues. Ask God to give the doctors
wisdom in diagnosing what she has and how to treat it.
Melissa’s parents are planning a trip to Niger
in April to see their new granddaughter.