“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me and undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:11-12

Thursday, February 1, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God for allowing Brandy and Kanesa to begin work in two new villages! Praise Him for making Himself known!

Friday, February 2, 2007 – Pray for Don and Teresa Bolls as they finish teaching Bible Stories and Health Classes for the households that are building a latrine in their compound. They need to finish this project before they leave for the states on February 23.

Saturday, February 3, 2007 – ANSWER: Major transition is happening as the Niger Pepper project is nearing a turning point. We praise the Lord that after many years we are beginning to see a measurable attainment in production. Enough so that attention is turning to storage and transportation. It has been a large step forward. Praise the Lord and please keep praying for this new focus with Moussa taking on much of the responsibility.

Sunday, February 4, 2007 – This is cool season here in Niger. Pray for the many people unaccustomed to cool weather and those who are ill.

Monday, February 5, 2007 – Pray for Shadrach to be strengthened and inspired as he seeks God’s plan for us in the next year and a half.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 – ANSWER: Thank you for praying on January 11 for the Bolls as they turned the Business and Guest House responsibilities back to Mark and Deanna Ledlow. The transition went very smoothly with few interruptions and little activity which allowed time for an uninterrupted turn over.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - Please lift up Fati in the Village of Kollo Zerma, as she studies about who Jesus is with Kanesa and Brandy. Ask that she would realize who He is and place her trust in Him.

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - Pray for this ‘unwritten’ prayer request, the results of which could lead to a very serious and undesired change in approach to our ministry with the Zerma people.

Friday, February 9, 2007 - ANSWER: Praise God-on Christmas Morning the Church in Goudel held a special Christmas service where Pastor Amadou explained the meaning of Christmas to about 75 people. At the end of his sermon he asked, “Who is ready to follow Jesus today?” Three women and one man stood up and proclaimed boldly, “They were ready to follow Christ.” Pray for these new believers to grow strong in their faith and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 - We were blessed to have a former journeyman, Charity, and her sister Emily come as volunteers for two weeks last month. They were able to visit many former acquaintances and spent three days in the village of Waru where Charity used to live. They took advantage of these renewed contacts to once again share the Gospel and encourage believers. Pray for those like Ramatou, a friend of Charity who has heard the gospel but has yet to take a step of faith. Pray that God would convict them of their sin and their need to trust in Christ for forgiveness and salvation.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 – Pray for Oumou to be bold in her faith and for God to hold her in the palm of his hand. She left Niger on January 11, to go to Benin to be with her husband. He is a follower of the main religion here and is not in agreement with her following Jesus.

Monday, February 12, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God for healing Kanesa and Brandy as they fought malaria and other ailments. God is over all.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 – Pray for Pastor Amadou and another believer as they go downtown and study God’s Word with several Taxi Drivers. Pray His Word will sink deep into their hearts and that many more will follow God.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 – Happy Valentine’s Day. As we think about those we love and hold dear today. Pray for the hearts of the Zerma people to be totally committed to the Lord, forsaking all else to follow Him.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 – ANSWER: Thank God for Simone, a national believer who has come into the picture and been a great help to us. He is a musician/composer of Zerma Christian music and is very excited to be working with us on several projects. Pray for God’s blessings on him and his family.

Friday, February 16, 2007 –Saturday, February 17, 2007 – Pray for a little boy in the Village of Libore who is a bully to all of the other kids. He always comes to hear the stories, but sometimes can be very disruptive. Ask God to penetrate his heart and that he would not only believe but that he would then lead others to the truth even at a young age.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 - God's word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our paths. Pray for us and our Zerma brothers and sisters in Christ, that we would hold fast to God's word and let it guide our steps on a daily basis.

Monday, February 19, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at the church in Goudel, four women gave their lives to Christ, proclaiming they would follow Him. Pray for these new believers to find time to study God’s Word and grow strong in their faith.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - Pray for Kimberly as she continues to lead "kids clubs" twice a week, teaching stories from the Bible, singing songs, playing games and coloring pictures. Pray for these precious kids who are so open to hearing the truths of scripture--pray that they would accept Jesus as their Savior. Pray for their families (who are Muslim) that they would continue to allow the kids to come and that they themselves might be drawn to the same truth their kids are learning.

Wednesday, February 21 2007 – Continue to ask the Lord to send laborers into the harvest fields of Niger--pray about the possibility that God might be calling you to serve Him as a volunteer, short-term, or long-term missionary.

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - ANSWER: Thank God that the Bible project is almost completed and ready for distribution. Pray that God’s Word will go out with power to convict and strengthen our brothers and sisters in Niger.

Friday, February 23, 2007 – Pray for Don and Teresa Bolls as they leave Niger today to seek medical care for Teresa’s fracture foot and then remain in the states for a year for stateside assignment. Pray that they will have safe travel and that God will completely heal Teresa’s foot.

Saturday, February 24, 2007 - Pray that Zerma believers would be bold in proclaiming Christ as their Savior. Pray that God would give them courage and perseverance as they face apathy and hostility from others.

Sunday, February 25, 2007 – ANSWER: Thank God for the safety of the Blacks during travel, and God’s care over them as illnesses have come and gone.

Monday, February 26, 2007 – Pray for Ben Sustar and Pastor Amadou as they disciple new believers every Monday afternoon. Pray that each man will eagerly follow God and that they will allow Him to transform their lives.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - Pray for the Cain family--that they would be effective in sharing their faith with others. Pray for existing relationships to be strengthened and that they would be a source of encouragement for others. Pray for Phil and Kimberly to have wisdom in parental matters and for Caroline and Caleb to grow in grace and stature and be diligent in their schoolwork.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - ANSWER: Thank you for praying for Adele Bryan-a volunteer that is here working with the Bolls. She arrived safely and on time after a long trip and a few complications that could have delayed her arrival.


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