“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.”
apologize for my oversight in not including the
following birthdays in the June Prayer Guide. Please
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
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.
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.
July 2, 2008 – Pray for Gretchann, Betsy,
Kristy and Natalie as they learn Zarma and minister
to the Zerma People this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
July 14, 2008 - Don Bolls will turn 59 years
today. Pray for Don as he ministers to many ~~ even
in his old age.
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.
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
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.
July 19, 2008 – ANSWER: Praise God for
all the short term laborers in K-town. Pray their labor
will not be in vain.
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.
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.
July 22, 2008 – Pray for summer volunteers
as they finish their work. Ask for unity among them.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
are our treasure
Kneeling together before the Most High God.
The Zerma Team