will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store
of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the
Lord is the key to this treasure.” Isaiah
1, 2007 – Today, Teresa will be going
to the 8th doctor about her foot. This one is located
in Arkadelphia, AR. Please pray for wisdom for the doctor
as he decides what to do about this year long problem.
She fell March 3rd,2006 and is still having problems.
2, 2007 - ANSWER: Praise God for a man that
the Lord placed in Brandy and Kanesa's path when they
went to the village of N'Dounga Kwaara. He wanted to
hear about the Bible so when we told him he asked how
he could accept and follow the Jesus way. Pray for him
to truly believe and become mature in his faith!
3, 2007 – Today Miriam Black turns one.
She is now walking! We praise God for her life and the
joy she brings. Pray that she will remain healthy and
continue to grow.
4, 2007 – Today is Ben Sustar’s
Birthday. Ask God to give him wisdom as he leads his
family and shares God’s Word daily with Zerma
March 5, 2007 – Continue to pray
for Oumou as she struggles in her new home of Cotonou,
Benin. Pray that she will learn the language quickly
and have opportunities to share with her husband and
others. Pray that she would not be discouraged or lonely,
but that she would seek God first. Pray for her husband,
Doola to accept Christ as his savior.
March 6, 2007 – ANSWER: Thank
you so much for praying for the "Ouallam Sanitation
& Hygiene - Hunger Relief Project". By the
time you read this the project should be close to completion.
Teresa & Don were able to work with 116 different
compounds. They ministered to 622 homes, with a grand
total of 2113 people hearing the Christian version of
the prophets and a very clear gospel presentation, as
well as health, hygiene, safety and nutrition classes.
Pray for those in Ouallam that will actually be receiving
a latrine provided by Hunger Relief Funds. The project
was a partnership between Southern Baptists and families
living in Ouallam. Southern Baptists provided studies
of health and Bible, cement, steel and a mason for the
building of the latrines and each family's participation
was to dig the hole and haul the sand and rocks. Not
all families did their work, but they did hear the study.
Pray for those that did get a latrine - that they will
be reminded of Christian love which is permanently installed
inside their compound.
7, 2007 – After one of the "Health
& Bible" studies in Ouallam, one of the officials
in the Government office said, "I have two things
I would like to say about your presentation - First,
thank you so much for helping me to understand about
Mary (mother of Jesus) and Sarah (mother of Isaac).
Also, this study is very good; you need to be doing
village presentations". After the class, we discussed
the possibility of him making the preparations in various
villages - and Teresa teaching the classes to the villages.
Teresa said, "I understand that since this would
be village-wide and working with the government I would
not be allowed to do the religious part..." the
official interrupted and said, "No - you need to
take the truth to the villages about the Bible..."
This was not a hap-hazard statement, but rather because
you have been praying. Pray that people will be continually
convicted to hear the TRUTH.
8, 2007 – Today is Mark Ledlow’s
birthday. Pray for him to have wisdom, strength and
divine insight as he serves as Business Facilitator
and shares his faith with those God brings into his
9, 2007 - Please pray for the Bolls as they
prepare their speaking schedule and travel to various
churches. Pray that they will be able to effectively
share what God is doing among the Zerma - and that more
would be willing to pray and to participate in helping
the Zerma come to know Christ --- even if this means
coming to Niger and working with the missionaries on
a volunteer project or that a church would choose to
partner with the Zerma team in spreading the gospel.
10, 2007 - ANSWER: Praise God for an awesome
time with the medical team from Enid, Oklahoma. We got
to see over 1,200 people and share the love of Christ
with them. It was a real blessing for us to be encouraged
by them as well. Kanesa, Brandy, Shad, Phillip and Ben
served as translators for the team.
11, 2007 – Boubacar baptized Amadou.
Pray that both men will continue to grow in their faith.
Pray that others will be encouraged when they see a
fellow believer living out his faith and as they witness
more baptisms. Pray they will have the courage to stand
firm in their faith and follow his example in baptism.
12, 2007 - Pray for the Zerma team as we share
our faith with the Zerma. Pray that these times of sharing
would lead us to men and women of peace and opportunities
to start study/outreach groups.
13, 2007 - Continue to pray for Moussa and
the Niger Pepper Project. He has taken on responsibilities
of grinding, storage and transportation from his village
to the capitol city of Niamey where the 'pepper mash'
is transferred to barrels for shipment. Pray for the
outreach in this project as other villages become interested.
14, 2007 - Answer: Thanks for praying for spiritual
leadership among the Zerma. We are encouraged that the
ministerial association here which includes churches
from different denominations has made a real effort
to establish unity among churches and believers and
encourage each other. Continue to pray that God would
raise up men and women who know Him and desire to make
Him known among the Zerma.
15, 2007 - Bonchitou is the name of a village
where we dug a well. The well is almost dry. Even though
this is not a Zerma village we have worked in this area
for many years and there are some Zerma speakers. Please
pray we make a good decision on how best to repair the
well and that we would be able to help and encourage
the little church near by.
16, 2007 – Today is Phillip Cain’s
birthday. Ask God to use him to accomplish His purposes
for the Zerma people. Pray that he would be a spiritual
leader to his family and the Zerma team.
17, 2007 - Pray for a volunteer team coming
from First Baptist Church, Sandersville, GA, March 16-20th.
Pray for safety as they travel, good health while they
are here, and many opportunities to share the love of
Christ with the lost and encourage believers in their
walk with Christ.
18, 2007 - ANSWER: The 7 books of the New Testament
that we recorded are now in production and are beginning
to be distributed.
19, 2007 - Ask God to continue to burden Hassane
in Sebeeri with a hunger for the Gospel. Ask God to
give him faith to believe AND follow.
20, 2007 – Kimberly has begun meeting
with a new convert, “H” for discipleship.
Pray that “H” would grow in her faith. Pray
that she will put into practice the things she learns
from her studies with Kimberly. Pray that Kimberly would
have wisdom and discernment in knowing what “H”
needs to hear from week to week. Pray that “H”
would be a bold witness to her family and others.
21, 2007 – Pray for the Zerma, as they
hear God’s message of salvation through His Gospel,
that they will understand and accept His plan for their
22, 2007 – ANSWER: God is sending volunteers
our way. We wrote a series of requests for multiple
age groups that are open until May 2008 and many people
are already preparing to come serve in Niger.
23, 2007 – Pray for Hassan, who is a
new believer in Kollo. Ask the Lord to grow him up quickly
and use him to be the leader of a new Sunday and Wednesday
night Bible study.
24, 2007 - Pray that we can quickly move the
3 recorded books of the Old Testament into production
25, 2007 - Pray for Hawa, a woman in Libore,
who is not only excited to hear God's Word but is willing
and able to remember the stories in detail. Ask that
God would make the Word bear much fruit in her life.
26, 2007 - ANSWER: The Kids Club at the Black’s
house continues to do well and increase in number.
27, 2007 – Pray for the cassette series
‘Wa Seeda.’ It is a gathering of Zerma believers’
testimonies and we believe that it will have a great
impact for the Kingdom. Pray for the local believers
who are allowing us to record their testimonies, that
they will stay strong in the face of persecution and
that God will richly reward them for their faith.
28, 2007 - Pray for the volunteers who will
be coming to Niger in the coming months. It will be
hot season soon and Satan will be working to discourage
them now, while they are in the States preparing and
when they arrive in Niger to share God’s message
of salvation to a lost people.
29, 2007 – Answer: Your prayers for our
health and safety as we travel are much appreciated.
Last month, Kimberly and another missionary were driving
across the bridge that spans the Niger River. Kimberly
had stopped, waiting for an opening in traffic to get
around a donkey cart, when a dump truck failed to stop
and struck them from behind. The impact crushed the
rear door and knocked them forward about twenty-five
feet. Praise the Lord they escaped serious injury although
they are both still very sore from the whiplash. The
Lord also protected everyone in that our vehicle missed
both the donkey cart and oncoming traffic.
30, 2007 – The Bolls will be in the U.S.
for about 7 months. As they are away ask God to protect,
encourage and grow the outreach groups that have been
started. Also, please pray for the Ouallam church that
the group will continue to meet and worship - and grow
in the Lord.
31, 2007 - Thanks for praying for the Kids
Clubs Kimberly is leading. The kids continue to come—many
new faces have shown up in the past month. They are
learning about Jesus and even the mothers are hearing
the stories as they sit in from time to time. Pray for
these kids, that they would understand the Good News
and that God would draw them to Himself. Pray for Kimberly
as she leads the clubs, that she would be sensitive
to the Spirit’s leading and that God would give
her the words to communicate the gospel.
you for your continued prayers for us, our work, and
the Zerma People.