“strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.” Acts 14:22

I apologize for my oversight in not including the following birthdays in the June Prayer Guide. Please pray for:

Teresa Boll’s birthday was June 1
Shad Black’s birthday was June 4
Jeremy Ledlow’s birthday was June 10.
Please take a few minutes and pray for these three now.
Brandy Nelson’s birthday is June 18.
Melissa Black’s birthday is June 21.
Hezekiah Black’s birthday is June 30.
Thank you for lifting up these precious people.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 – ANSWER: Faithful pray-ers ~ believing ~ trusting... Thank you so much for all you did; for your prayers, for your calls and email. Dean Cameron's medical doctors gave her no hope for even the next day - you interceded and eleven days later the doctor plans to release her to go home. Of the two doctors, one is a praying Doctor - and the second is now giving the glory to "The REAL PHYSICIAN". Teresa was able to return to the states in June and she is scheduled to return to Niger today.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 – Pray for Gretchann, Betsy, Kristy and Natalie as they learn Zarma and minister to the Zerma People this summer.

Thursday, July, 3, 2008 – Please lift up “H’s” new business of selling water and ice. Ask God to make it profitable so she can support her family.

Friday, July 4, 2008 – Pray for the believers in K-town and Ouallam that they would continue to grow. Ask God to pour out His Spirit on these places and open wide the flood gates of Heaven especially as the enemy attacks. Pray that they would stand firm and resist the devil and that he would flee from them.

Saturday, July 5, 2008 - Ask God to send an amazing harvest and an awesome rainy season as we enter into the most critical time of the year for the people. Also ask God to give us wisdom in when and how to help people out.

Sunday, July 6, 2008 – ANSWER: The Village Storying Conference was AWESOME! The Bolls along with volunteer Benjamin were able to work with 5 villages - teaching in two locations. It was incredible to see the Christians "see" and understand how they could use various Bible pictures and do evangelization as well as discipleship.

Monday, July 7, 2008 – ANSWER: The month of June the Bolls were able to complete 2 latrines: one for the village of Tiloa behind the church, and the second will be for the students in the village of Mondollo.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - Pray that rains continue to water the crops. Pray that there will be a harvest this year - a harvest to eat as well as a harvest of souls.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Accountability ~ we all need some! As the Bolls introduced the concept of keeping track of the Bible Stories that are shared with others Alhassan had walked from the first workshop on Friday to the second workshop that was on Monday. He had a mark indicating the stories that he shared and how many were listening ~ then he explained it to the Monday group. Pray that we realize that we are accountable for sharing Christ ~~~ and do something about it!

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - Pray for the Cains as they settle back into life and ministry in Niger in July. Pray for adjustment to the heat after leaving the coolness of the northwest. Ask God to give them wisdom and good time management.

Friday, July 11, 2008 –ANSWER: One more Storying Conference Praise - Don and Teresa learned of Dean's condition on Sunday. God provided Teresa the grace to teach on Monday and Don was able to work through the cell phones to get the tickets - both experiencing God's peace and mercy. Teresa left on Tuesday night, traveled all day Wednesday and was with her family on Thursday. God is very much in Control. Thank you.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 - "I did not realize that I need to be reading my Bible and praying so much - I had no idea." Pray for Sina as he attended the Storying Conference and is now reading his Bible Much More than he was before. Pray for him as he seeks to serve the Lord even though many are insulting him, persecuting him, and ignoring him. Pray that God's Grace will be sufficient.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 – Pray for Shad and Melissa Black to finish well as they close out their discipleship time with believers in K-town. Pray the believers will continue to grow in their relationship with God. Ask God to remind them of the things Shad and Melissa have taught them through words and deeds. The Blacks complete their 3 year term among the Zerma People and return to the states on August 1.

Monday, July 14, 2008 - Don Bolls will turn 59 years today. Pray for Don as he ministers to many ~~ even in his old age.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 – First Baptist Church Sandersville is creating a scripture memory tape in Zarma for the believers here. Pray that it will be finished before the Blacks leave on August 1 and that it will have a lasting impact on the believers here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - Pray for Kids’ Clubs that Kimberly will be restarting in her neighborhood. Ask God to soften the children’s and families’ hearts to understand and believe the Good News of God’s love.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 – Pray for the well drilling project that Shad Black is directing to finish well. Pray for the men he has trained that they will continue the work and be a good witness in the community.

Friday, July 18, 2008 – Pray for the Taxis drivers that Ben has lined up to assist IMB volunteers this summer. Pray that each Taxis driver will accept Christ as their savior through their interactions with these believers.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 – ANSWER: Praise God for all the short term laborers in K-town. Pray their labor will not be in vain.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 – Pray that the village of Libore will hear words of truth. May God reopen the door for us to share His Word there.

Monday, July 21, 2008 – Pray for Pastor “Amad.” and his family as they lead the church in Goudel. Ask God to give him wisdom as he counsels people on so many different issues and ask God to meet his financial needs as he provides for his family.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 – Pray for summer volunteers as they finish their work. Ask for unity among them.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 – Pray for the Kids’s Club that restarted in Dar Salam in June. Ask God to draw many households to Himself through this teaching time.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - Thank you for praying for the Sustars during their house fire in May. The church in Niger has been a great support and blessings. Ask God to give them wisdom as they parent their daughters and a clear vision as they minister to the Zerma.

Friday, July 25, 2008 - Pray for “Ami” and her family. The children have been plagued with sickness and her husband, who is not a follower of Christ is having an affair with a young girl. Ask God to convict him and bring him back to his family and to open his heart to receive Christ. Pray for “Ami” to stand strong in the midst of endless trials.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 - ANSWER: Join us as we praise God that Caroline doesn’t appear to need surgery for her scoliosis because her back brace is working. Pray for the new physical therapy exercises to strengthen her core muscles and alleviate back pain.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 – Pray for Fati as she struggles in her relationship with God. Ask God to create a desire in her to follow only Him and to study His Word. Ask God to give her wisdom as she is on the verge of making major life decisions.

Monday, July 28, 2008 - The Zerma team as well as many other teams from other countries will be attending the West Africa Advance the end of this month. Pray for a time of refreshing, fellowship and learning. Pray for the Regional Team as well as the Volunteer team that will be coming to minister to us.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 – Today is Karis Sustar’s birthday. Ask God to give her a spirit of obedience and to calm all her fears. Since the fire she has become fearfully of so many things that were not an issue for her before.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 – Pray for Adiza, the Sustar’s house helper to accept Christ as her Savior. She has heard the Gospel many times and fully understands it, but yet not ready to make that decision to follow Christ.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Ask God to bless Niger and to give the government leaders wisdom as they govern the land. Ask God to give them compassionate hearts with the people’s best interest in mind.

You are our treasure
Kneeling together before the Most High God.
The Zerma Team
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