“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Psalm 27:14

Tuesday, 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 .

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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 her pregnancy.

Sunday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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 in Kollo.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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 safe travel.

Sunday, 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.

Monday, May 14, 2007 – ANSWER: Praise God for giving Kanesa an awesome vacation and time to relax and be refreshed!

Tuesday, 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 teaching health.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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 True Father.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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 in Him.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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 to Christ.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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 more months.

Sunday, 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.

Monday, 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 His love.

Tuesday, 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 to them.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

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