“Shout 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

Sunday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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.’

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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 Stateside Assignment.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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 Wednesday nights.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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 listen.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 – Pray for the composers Simone and Guumbi as they write new Zerma hymns to help teach the Zerma about worshipping God.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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 arch".

Wednesday, 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 home.

Thursday, 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 week.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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 adventures.

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.

Joining Hands and Hearts Together in Praise to our Risen Lord!
The Zerma Team

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