“He 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 33:6

March 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.

March 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!

March 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.

March 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 People.

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.

March 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.

March 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 path.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 18, 2007 - ANSWER: The 7 books of the New Testament that we recorded are now in production and are beginning to be distributed.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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 salvation.

March 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.

March 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.

March 24, 2007 - Pray that we can quickly move the 3 recorded books of the Old Testament into production and distribution.

March 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.

March 26, 2007 - ANSWER: The Kids Club at the Black’s house continues to do well and increase in number.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

Thank you for your continued prayers for us, our work, and the Zerma People.

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