for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord
with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know
that the Lord is God...”
Psalm 100: 1-3
April 1, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God for
the eight people that said they were ready to be baptized.
Four of them attended a class on baptism, Monday, March
19. They are set to be baptized on Easter Sunday. Pray
that they will follow through in obedience to Christ
and be bold witnesses for Him.
April 2, 2007 – Every Monday Kanesa and
Brandy are in the village of Sebeeri. Pray for Magid,
a little boy that has become passionate about retelling
the Bible stories to them each week. Pray for him to
follow Jesus and be bold and courageous.
April 3, 2007 – Every Tuesday Kanesa
and Brandy are in the village of Kollo- Zarma telling
Bible Stories. Pray that many will come and hear the
stories and will remember them. Pray also for them to
be drawn into a relationship with Christ.
April 4, 2007 – Every Wednesday Brandy
and Kanesa are in the village of N'Dounga Kwaara for
a night Bible study. Pray that as God’s Word pierces
the spiritual darkness of this village that many will
choose to follow Him. Please pray for Dello, a man that
has recently accepted Christ to be spiritually hungry
and thirsty for God’s Word.
April 5, 2007 – Please ask for God to
draw Hassane’s heart back to the hunger for the
knowledge of Christ. At one time, he was hungry for
the Word, but now he has become less available for studying.
Ask God to give him courage if it is because of fear
of people. Ask God to call Hassane to Himself. Pray
for his daughter also to hunger for God’s word
as she is a natural leader.
Friday, April 6, 2007– Pray for
the village of Libore every Friday as Brandy and Kanesa
share the Gospel with those that live there.
April 7, 2007 – Every Saturday pray for
the villages of Mali and Alfa Kwaara. Pray for one of
the chief's wives in Mali as she asked a lot of questions
and seems to be interested. Ask that God would provide
a time to show the Jesus film here.
April 8, 2007 – Happy Easter! What an
incredible blessing it is that we can celebrate our
risen Savior! ANSWER: The Black’s
neighbor is a man named Baaba Zeeno, which means old
father. He has been a Muslim his entire life, but Melissa
recently gave him one of the Wa Seeda tapes-the Zerma
testimonial cassettes. After listening to the cassette,
he asked if Shad could come and talk to him. When Shad
arrived they greeted and then Baaba Zeeno asked, ‘Can
you tell me how to get to Heaven? I really want to go,
but I need to know how.’ Hoping to have this opportunity,
Shad had prepared to share the story of the rich, young
ruler and explain how having eternal life was more than
just obeying rules, something Muslims are very good
at, but it required following Jesus. After their conversation
the man asked for a Bible and asked if he could go to
Church with the Blacks the next Sunday. Shad was thrilled
this man desired to follow Jesus and was also pleased
with these first fruits of the Wa Seeda cassettes, but
Satan was not going to let go of this man easily. Saturday
afternoon and through the night Shad was sick and weak
to the point of not being able to stand. Knowing that
this was simply an attack of our adversary, many prayer
supporters were called upon to pray for Baaba Zeeno
and for Shad. Sunday morning, Shad was well enough to
go to church and take Baaba Zeeno with him. That morning,
this old, Muslim man stood, walked to the front of the
church, and gave his heart to Jesus. The next week,
Shad stopped by to study and ask about walking to church
the following Sunday. Baaba Zeeno replied, ‘I’m
not going with you. I won’t wait until 10 to leave.
Now that I know the road, I’m going as soon as
I wake up.’
April 9, 2007 – Pray for wisdom in the
midst of many things we do not understand about our
people and our culture. That difference would not divide,
but only draw us to love them more.
April 10, 2007 – Brandy has been studying
with Zanabou for several months. Pray that God’s
Word would fall on good soil and bear much fruit.
April 11, 2007 – The Bolls were scheduled
to speak at a mission’s conference in April. It
has been cancelled. Lack of participation? Lack of concern
for missions?, Lack of funds? Please pray for the churches
in the US that they would keep a vision for the lost
people around the world - that they would be aware and
concerned about people not knowing Christ.
April 12, 2007 – ANSWER: "Please
make sure that we have plenty of study materials while
you are gone..." As Teresa was preparing to leave,
saying goodbyes and just visiting, this was an answer
to prayer as Zongo and Albass were already making plans
to keep the studies going in Ouallam during the Bolls
April 13, 2007 – Hopefully the Bolls
will be sharing about the work among the Zerma in Niger.
Pray for them to go to the churches where God is leading.
Pray for more churches to become involved in either
adopting the Zerma People- or partnering with them.
It is our desire to see God's word reach the millions
that are lost.
April 14, 2007 – Please remember Moussa
and the Niger Pepper project as the new crop of Habanera
peppers near harvest time. Moussa has taken on most
of the responsibility in production. Pray wisdom for
Moussa and his witness as other villages become interested
in pepper production.
April 15, 2007 – There is a small congregation
that meets to worship on Sunday mornings in Kollo. Pray
for Godly leadership of this church and for many to
be draw into its fellowship. Brandy and Kanesa also
lead a Bible Study every Sunday night outside their
house. Pray for many to come faithfully and to realize
that the Bible is the truth. Praise God for Hassan,
an older man that has accepted Christ in Kollo and is
ready to take a leadership role. Ask that God would
really use him to teach the other men on Sunday and
April 16, 2007 – Pray for Issa, a new
believer that Phil meets with on Mondays and Thursdays
at 6:00 p.m. Pray for his spiritual growth and pray
that God would use him to lead his family and friends
to the Lord.
April 17, 2007 – ANSWER: Pray for Melissa
Black in her first trimester of pregnancy. God is blessing
the Black’s family and that is a great testimony
of His power. Praise God for allowing Melissa to be
a light to our community and for how He is drawing people
to Himself through her willingness to walk around the
neighborhood and share with those who are willing to
April 18, 2007 – Pray for the composers
Simone and Guumbi as they write new Zerma hymns to help
teach the Zerma about worshipping God.
April 19, 2007 – Pray for the new believers
in Goudel. Those are the ones mentioned on April 1.
Pray that they will realize their giftings and places
to serve within the church. One lady has already said
she would help teach the children.
April 20, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God for
a ladies Bible study that is meeting on Friday mornings
so that we may grow in our faith and accountability.
April 21, 2007 – April 21-22 the Bolls
will be representing the IMB at the Mississippi WMU
Annual conference. Pray for the many that Don and Teresa
will be speaking to- pray that the Bolls will have insight
in speaking to the needs & interests ~ and that
many more from Mississippi will be interested in the
work among the Zerma people.
April 22, 2007 – ANSWER: Thank you for
praying for laborers to join us here in Niger. April
21st- A team of 15 ladies from Judson College will be
leaving the States today to work with the Zerma for
8 days. Pray for their safety in travel and ministry.
Pray that God will bless their willingness to come and
will bless the Zerma through them.
April 23, 2007 – Please pray for the
villages that have just received the Look Listen &
Live pictures (Gospel Recordings) with the Zerma text.
As someone reads and others look at the pictures, pray
that they will remember the stories and understand that
God loves them so much. There are several villages that
the Bolls work with that will have no Christian contact
for several months. Pray for the Christians to be encouraged
and not loose heart in their walk with the Lord.
April 24, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise the Lord
that surgery was not the option to fix Teresa's foot.
They found out that the muscle was basically destroyed
during the fall and is non-existent now. She was fitted
for an insert that should be able to help the problem
since the muscle is not there to hold up her "falling
April 25, 2007 – Please pray for Kimberly
and Alicia as they do kids clubs on Wednesdays at 3:30
and 4:30. The 3:30 one meets on the street the Cains
live on and the 4:30 one meets at the Black’s
April 26, 2007 – Please pray for H, a
Zerma Christian woman, Kimberly is discipling using
the Who is Jesus book. They meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday
mornings. Pray that H’s family will understand
the messages on the cassettes Kimberly gave them last
April 27, 2007 – Pray for the Blacks
as they prepare to move to Kollo and join Brandy and
Kanesa in their work there. Pray for Shad as he travels
to the villages around Ouallam to help teach and guide
the believers there. Pray that God would strengthen
the leaders there and that they would seek to be a witness
throughout that region.
April 28, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God for
the completion of the first two Wa Seeda tapes which
are the Zerma testimonial cassettes, and for how God
is already using them to bring the Zerma to Him.
April 29, 2007 – The end of April the
Bolls will be en-route from Mississippi to New Mexico
then on to California. Pray for many witnessing and
sharing opportunities. Plans are to visit family and
friends and hopefully speak at some churches - then
on to help spoil their grandchild, Sydney in San Diego.
Please pray for safe travels ~ the Bolls are used to
driving through sand dunes, goat paths, gullies and
fields- but the interstate might pose some interesting
Monday, April 30, 2007 - Pray for the
team form Judson College as they prepare to go home.
Praise God for how He has used them in Niger and pray
that they would be a light to their peers in Alabama.
Pray that their testimonies would encourage many to
seek out God’s work around the Globe and be involved
in calling all nations to salvation through Jesus Christ.
Hands and Hearts Together in Praise to our Risen Lord!
The Zerma Team