by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord
Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6
June 1, 2007 – Today is Teresa Boll’s
birthday. Ask God to strengthen and encourage her today
from His Word. Praise God for the blessing she is to
so many and for allowing God to work in and through
June 2, 2007 - Pray for volunteer Tim Morgan
as he begins the flight to Niger to work as a worship
catalyst with the Blacks. Ask God to prepare the hearts
of those he will be ministering to so their hearts will
be open and ready to receive God’s Word.
June 3, 2007 – The Bolls will be celebrating
their 36th wedding anniversary. Praise the Lord for
the way that He has blessed them with a ministry in
the Ouallam area, for their children, grandchildren,
friends and family. God is good!
June 4, 2007 - Today Shad Black turns 26. Praise
God for Shad’s talents that he uses to glorify
God. Ask God to strengthen him as he leads his family
and ministers to new believers in Kollo. Ask God to
fill Shad with His wisdom.
June 5, 2007 - Please pray for the team of
volunteers that arrived June 4th-5th to work in Kollo.
They will be sharing the Gospel and prayer walking for
2 1/2 weeks. Ask that they would be bold, know how to
pray, and have many divine appointments to share the
June 6, 2007 - The Bolls have been able to
share about the Zerma People in various churches and
with mission organizations. The people’s response
has been exciting in that many have been added to the
Zerma team – to join the work in Niger through
prayer. There are some that are feeling God calling
them to come to Niger short term. Please pray for those
that are trying to follow God’s leading.
June 7, 2007 - Please pray for the time that
Tim Morgan spends among the Zerma. Starting today he
will be sharing his life with them and showing them
a life that comes only through a saving relationship
with Jesus Christ.
June 8, 2007 - Pray for Melissa and the kids
as they are getting settled in Kollo and building life-changing
relationships with the people there. Pray for Shad as
he meets with different Zerma believers to guide them
in planting Zerma churches throughout their area. Praise
God for the work He did in and through the Judson College
team as they worked in Niamey and Kollo. We know that
we have not seen the end of the life-changes that God
worked in their lives and in the lives of those they
June 9, 2007 - Please continue to pray for
Oumou and her husband Doola. Ask that God will show
Doola his need for Christ, and that they will become
a passionate couple together. Pray that Doola will find
work as they really struggle to have enough to eat each
day. Praise God for the amazing ways that He has grown
Oumou in the last 4 months since she has been in Cotonou,
and continue to ask God to speak to her in powerful
June 10, 2007 – Today is Jeremy Ledlow’s
birthday. Ask God to give him wisdom and direction.
Ask God to strengthen him and give him many open doors
to share Christ with his friends.
June 11, 2007 – Pray for the rains to
come as this is a critical time. Rains usually begin
the first of June and last until the end of September.
If the farmers’ plant after the first rain and
it does not rain again – many of the seeds die
of thirst. The farmers mostly save seed from one year
to the next. Praise the Lord for the many seeds that
have been planted through the many Bible Stories that
have been shared. Pray that these seeds would come to
June 12, 2007 - Please pray for Oumou's mother
as she has started walking again for the first time
in over 9 years. Ask that her heart would be softened
to the Gospel and that she would no longer resist what
she knows to be true.
June 13, 2007 - Pray for the Ouallam church
as they meet together and study the God’s Word.
Pray that they would continue to meet and encourage
others to come. Pray that they would be encouraged and
June 14, 2007 – Pray for the women’s
Bible study in Goudel. Ask God to continue to expand
it and grow the faith of the women that attend.
June 15, 2007 – Pray for the Cains as
they prepare to leave for stateside assignment. Ask
God to give them good closure to projects and to multiply
June 16, 2007 - Pray for the Zerma team to
walk in victory and freedom in their own personal walks
with the Lord, and that all they do ministry-wise would
be out of a natural overflow of what God is doing in
June 17, 2007 - Don’t forget Father’s
Day. Praise the Lord for our Dad’s and the impact
they have on our lives. Thank the Lord for our Loving
Father who loves us so much He gave us life through
His only Son.
June 18, 2007 – Today is Brandy Nelson’s
birthday. Ask God to encourage her and give her wisdom
as she pours out her life for the Zerma People. Ask
God to give her divine appointments each day.
June 19, 2007 – Pray for the Blacks as
they fly to the States to participate in Shad’s
brother’s wedding. Praise God for this time He
has given them to be with their families and to recharge
for the next year ahead.
June 20, 2007 - June will find the Bolls traveling
to Alabama to speak with a church that has agreed to
adopt the village of Kanda. Ask God to begin speaking
to the hearts of the people in this village in preparation
for the arrival of volunteers from this church. Pray
for Moumouni as he is one of the leaders that can read.
Pray for the others believers as they share the Gospel
through personal evangelism and their lifestyle.
June 21, 2007 – ANSWER: Thank you so
much for praying for Teresa’s mom - Dean Cameron.
She had surgery on her stomach and 75% of it was taken
away. There was an ulcer that had perforated to her
kidney and the doctor said it was nasty. She was able
to get out of ICU earlier than expected – and
has healed very fast – Oh, the power of Prayer!
She was out of the hospital in 13 days. We were very
thankful that God had planned the Boll’s schedule
in that they were able to be with the family during
this time and Teresa was able to stay in the hospital
with her the first nights to help out.
June 22, 2007 - Please pray for Betsy, Heather,
Natalie, and Heidi as they are living in Kollo and working
with Kanesa and Brandy for the summer. Ask that they
would have good health and that the Lord would use them
in mighty ways.
June 23, 2007 – A film crew from Mosaic
Church in Los Angeles will be arriving in Niamey today
to work with the Sustars in developing several short
video clips on different aspects of the Zerma People
and Culture. Pray for safe travel and arrival of all
equipment. Pray for clear days for filming and ask God
cover this project with His hand and blessing.
June 24, 2007 - Pray for the many summer volunteers
that will be coming to work in Kollo and the surrounding
villages. Ask that God would prepare each laborer and
the ones they will labor among. May God change the lives
of the Zerma, as well as those who come to till, sow,
and reap in the harvest field.
June 25, 2007 - Today Melissa Black turns 25.
Ask God to strength her and protect her health and she
carries their 3rd child. Ask God to show her time in
her schedule when she can spend with Him!
June 26, 2007 – Pray for Amadou and Hassi
as they were forced out of their home last month because
their Landlord wanted His son to move into their apartment.
Ask God to bless their new home and for His peace to
rest there. Pray that this move will strengthen the
June 27, 2007 – Ask God to open the hearts
of the Taxi Drivers as Ben shares with them about Christ.
Our desire is to have a portion of the Gospel on cassette
in every taxi in Niamey by July on 2009. Ask God to
show us how to accomplish this and for the Taxi Drivers
to eagerly play those cassettes for their passengers.
June 28, 2007 – Ben and Amadou walk through
various neighborhoods and share the Gospel with groups
of men that are already meeting together regularly.
These groups are called FADA Groups and each group chooses
a unique name for itself. Pray that these groups would
be open to the Gospel and that God would be preparing
their hearts to receive His Word.
June 29, 2007 - Many Zerma people move from
their native towns, villages and even the country they
were born in to live elsewhere. Halidou is one that
moved to another country. Pray that his seemingly renewed
interest in his faith will lead him to true fellowship
with other Christians.
June 30, 2007 - Today Hezekiah Black turns
3. Ask God to give Hezekiah a desire to follow hard
after Him and grow in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.