for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for
May 1, 2007
– 15 volunteers from Judson College have been
here since April 22. Ask God to give them safe travel
back to the states today and many opportunities to share
about their experiences in Niger .
May 2, 2007 –
Process and planning of Zerma Team 2008 goals and objectives
are still in process. Pray good decisions of planned
activities are made and used most effectively in seeing
the Zerma people come to know Christ.
May 3, 2007
- Aissa, a Zerma woman Kimberly knows who used to work
at the Niamey post office. She now works at the Niamey
airport. Pray that Kimberly will have an opportunity
to share some cassettes and the Good News with her when
she makes visits to the airport.
May 4, 2007
- At times we are all surprised when responsibility
and discipline results from turning over leadership.
Please pray for Moussa in the “ Niger Pepper”
project as he has taken over that responsibility as
well as sharing Christ through this project.
May 5, 2007 - Pray for the Blacks as they prepare
to move to Kollo, and for their work there. Ask God
to show them clearly where He wants to use them. Also
pray for Melissa, to remain healthy and strong throughout
May 6, 2007
- I’m thinking just as numbers increase with age
so does the number of health problems. I’m (Don)
57 years old but thank the Lord I don’t have that
many health problems! Teresa and I do however have several
issues you have already prayed for and ask you to pray
for a few others. Thank you for those prayers.
May 7, 2007 - Thank you for praying for Halima,
the Zerma woman Kimberly has been disclipling every
week. Pray she would continue to be thirsty and hungry
for God’s Word. Pray that God would use Halima
to reach her family for Christ.
May 8, 2007 - Thank the Lord for the health
care we are provided in the US. Pray for those less
fortunate, those in the villages that have no health
care – and if they are able to go to the clinic
several miles away, many times the walk or the donkey
cart add to some of the problems.
May 9, 2007
- Pray for Pastor John and Mari in Kollo as they prepare
to move to a new village to continue their work. Ask
that God will provide a new couple to come and work
May 10, 2007 - Would you pray God’s provision
for the people of Niger ? Now is a time when food is
short and money is shorter. Many are coming to us and
we need great wisdom to know when we are God’s
avenue of provision and when He wants to show His power
in another mighty way. Remind God of His people here
in Niger . Cry out to Him, not to forget His people
or His promise to them.
May 11, 2007 - It was difficult to leave the
little Ouallam church for Stateside Assignment. Sheep
without a Sheppard comes to mind. They are so few in
number and seem babies in the faith. Yet the Bible says
“The Lord is my Shepard” and in that we
can rest in faith that God will care for them as well
as you and I. Thank God for that and that He would indeed
watch over this small group.
May 12, 2007 – Stephanie Ledlow ’s
birthday. Pray that she will continue to adjust to college
life in California . She is planning a visit to Niger
to spend time with her parents this month. Pray for
May 13, 2007 - Pray for Brandy and Kanesa to
have strength and energy in the midst of the heat, and
ask that they would remain healthy throughout the time
they are hosting volunteers.
May 14, 2007 – ANSWER:
Praise God for giving Kanesa an awesome vacation and
time to relax and be refreshed!
May 15, 2007 - Pray for the 4 summer volunteers
that will arrive between mid-May and June to work with
Kanesa and Brandy in Kollo. Two will be concentrating
on prayer and two will be helping with First-Aid and
May 16, 2007 - Today is Caleb Cain’s
8th birthday. We are delighted with one of our answers
to prayer in that Caleb recently asked Jesus to come
into his heart. Pray that Caleb would have a special
day today, filled with good memories. Pray for him as
he grows in his faith and walks with the Lord, that
he would become a man after God’s own heart.
May 17, 2007 – Pray for a team from First
Baptist Church Arlington , Texas that will be here May
15-22. Ask God to open many doors as they share the
gospel through Chronological Bible Stories. Pray also
for those on the team that will be here on a vision
trip, ask God to show them where He wants them and to
use them in powerful ways.
May 18, 2007 - During the month of May many
Zerma will be in their fields preparing for the rains
and making plans for when the rains come that they will
have a crop this year. Pray for the seeds that were
planted in their hearts – that Jesus would become
real and that they would come to know a Loving God and
May 19, 2007
– Today is Christin Sustar’s birthday. We
praise God for her sweet spirit. We also rejoice with
her in that this year she gave her life to Christ. Pray
that God will use her to share with her friends.
May 20, 2007 - Pray that God would give Kanesa
and Brandy strength to continue to labor in the midst
of hard days. That He would give them wisdom as they
plan the schedule for the many volunteers that are coming.
Pray their time will be used wisely and effectively.
Ask God to unify them in heart and mind and that they
would find their great delight and soul’s satisfaction
May 21, 2007
- God can change an entire nation with just one generation.
This generation has made its choice but there is a new
generation coming. Ask that God would rise up the next
generation of Zerma to know and fear Him and Him alone.
Fear is a major reason why many who know Christ is God’s
Son and our Savior do not accept Him. Pray that they
would not fear those who can destroy the body, but the
One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.
May 22, 2007 - Dr. Wilson will bring a team
from the University of Mobile . They will share the
Gospel with the Zerma. Ask God to open many hearts as
they share the hope of Jesus.
May 23, 2007 - Thanks for praying for Issa.
He has a hunger for God’s Word and although he
can’t read he has been listening to the gospel
of John on cassette tapes. Pray for his spiritual growth
and that God would use him to lead his family and friends
May 24, 2007 - ANSWER: Praise God - we baptized
3 people on Easter Sunday. A large group went to the
river to witness it. It was a huge step for the growing
church in Goudel.
May 25, 2007 - Pray for the participants of
the ‘Ouallam Health & Hygiene” project
that was over April. Pray they will listen to the audio
cassette of Bible stories presented to each leader in
the 93 households and that many will recall the Bible
stories they heard.
May 26, 2007 - Before the Bolls left they were
invited to continue sharing the health classes –
AND the Bible stories. Pray for the Mayors in 3 villages
that have strongly indicated that the Bolls should come
to their villages to teach. Pray for continued relationships
even though the Bolls will still be Stateside for 4
May 27, 2007 – Pray for Hassi and Cindy
as they disciple new believers. Pray for Amina, Aissa,
Rachida, and Kadija to continue to have a hunger for
God’s Word. Ask God to give them wisdom and understanding
in remembering the Bible Stories they hear each week
and to stand firm against persecution.
May 28, 2007 - Kanesa and I have had many opportunities
to minister in light of Hadissa’s sickness and
death. Ask God to continue to give us opportunities
to minister to Hadissa’s family and that they
would surrender their lives to Christ because they know
May 29, 2007
– Pray as Ben shares the gospel with Taxi Drivers
in Niamey . Ask God to connect us with drivers who will
boldly choose Jesus and share what His life has brought
May 30, 2007
- Pray for the Bolls as they will be traveling and hopefully
speaking to churches. Pray for a renewed interest in
Missions – and a care for the many Zerma people
in the world that have yet to hear the gospel.
May 31, 2007 - Pray for three teenage boys
that have been coming to the Kid’s Club Bible
Stories that Kimberly leads every week. A couple of
weeks ago they met one of the local pastors who walked
by at the end of a Bible story. One of the young men
asked about the church, where it was and when it meets.
Pray that God would move their hearts to visit that
church. Pray that they continue to listen to His word.