“Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.” Psalm 85:11-12

Sunday, June 1, 2008 – Pray for Benjamin, a volunteer from Mississippi. He will be in Ouallam working with Don May 24 through June 11. Pray that many lives will be touched, and that Benjamin will sense a real calling of where and how the Lord wants to use him.

Monday, June 2, 2008 - As of May, We (Bolls) have been IMB missionaries for 25 years. We have prayed many years for a strong leader. We praise the Lord for sending Sina – a new Christian, already a strong leader in the Church in Ouallam, and is already feeling the Lord’s call to be a pastor. Praise the Lord for being faithful – He has sent even more than we ever dreamed for in Sina. Pray for Sina as he continues to grow, learn and share. He is very excited to go with Don and Teresa to various villages – teaching and ministering as he goes.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - In May Abdou Waahib was born. Nine days later his mother died. Pray for Safi as she cares for him and for Teresa as she tries to minister to them. Also pray for the many births that happen in the villages, pray for the midwives that have to deal with dirty conditions, births at night, no medical training, etc.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 – ANSWER: Praise the Lord; Chronological Picture Books for the Old and New Testament are complete through Acts. Pray for the Christians in the villages to be able to use these stories and make applications to every day living. Pray for the Bolls as they will be teaching these concepts this month.

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - In May there were many from the Ouallam area that attended a conference in Niamey concerning HIV/AIDS. This conference was provided by World Vision and was to train Religious leaders – teaching Muslims and Christians that we must work together in HIV/AIDS awareness and ministry for those that are suffering from this terrible disease. Pray for the classes as they begin in several areas. Ask God to change their worldview so that this disease will cease to spread.

Friday, June 6, 2008 - The Marriage of Sina and Ramatou will hopefully be complete in early June. Pray for this young Christian couple as they seek to serve the Lord in their church, their community and surrounding villages.

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - ANSWER: Praise the Lord for a new believer in one of the village where the Hands-On-Missionaries have been living. Kelsi had been sharing with her and she chose to follow Christ in May. We also praise God for Kelsi’s perseverance in the midst of heat, personal illnesses and other frustrations.

Sunday, June 8, 2008 - June marks the beginning of the farming season in Niger. Pray for early rains this year so the farmers can plant soon and perhaps have an early harvest. Pray that the Zerma will have strength and stamina as they spend long hours in their fields.

Monday, June 9, 2008 - Several weeks ago a girl named “O” was injured by a grinding machine in town that grinds corn or millet. We were able to help the family in different ways, and visit with them. She was taken to the hospital in the capital several times, but she died this week. Her death has been really difficult for Brittany and Kelsi. Ask God to use this death to open the hearts of the family to the Gospel. Ask God to comfort the family as well as Brittany and Kelsi. Pray the love that has been shown to them would make them would draw them to God.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Pray for a volunteer team coming from First Baptist Church, Canyon, Texas. They will be ministering to the Zerma People with Brandy and Kanesa in K-town. Ask God to direct their steps each day and bring them into contact with those that are ready to follow him, that need encouragement or that just need a friend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - Pray that God would build up Zally’s confidence in Him to make a stand and be a bold witness for Him. Pray that God would give this gentle and meek woman a fire that radiates. Ask God to use her to reach her neighborhood, starting with her own family.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - Rains should be beginning this month. Many have been in their fields preparing for planting. Many families will move to their “Ziggies” (country homes). Pray for a harvest and for health as many will be living far from water ~ thus seeking pond water to drink, malaria will be rampant, as well as amoebas, working in the heat, etc.

Friday, June 13, 2008 – ANSWER: Sani, the 6 year old son of Medina and Harouna was able to receive some medicine that relieved some of the water build up on his brain. Harouna shared with the Bolls that he is now sitting up alone and eating alone now that his head is not so large. Please continue to pray for them.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Fatiya also a child of Medina and Harouna, is 3 and apparently has epilepsy. Please pray for this family as they have many demands and few resources – and live in one of the farther villages North of Ouallam. They are the only Christians in their village. Pray for them as many are thinking that they are being punished for following another path.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 - Albass has been suffering for many months from an illness that can only be treated in Niamey. The doctors here think it is epilepsy and apparently there is no one in his family that can take him to Niamey to receive the treatment he needs. Ask God to completely heal him or to provide a way for him to receive the treatment he needs.

Monday, June 16, 2008 - The Bolls are planning a conference this month for Village Storying. This conference should hopefully take Storying one step further – to evangelization and discipleship. Pray for the Bolls to be able to go to the villages of the new Christians and help train them.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - Pray for the Cains as we make preparations to return to Niger and say goodbye to family once again. This has been a very good year of stateside assignment and they rejoice at the many opportunities they have had to share about the Zerma people. Pray that they’ll have a quick adjustment back to the hot climate of Niger as we leave the cool Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 – Pray for Lily as she prepares to take her school exams today. She has been studying very hard and she wants to do well so she can go to university.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 – Pray for Kristy, Natalie, Gretchann, and Betsy as they will be ministering to the Zerma, throughout the summer with Kanesa and Brandy in K-town. Ask God to give them stamina, good health and the right words at the right time to share with the people God brings into their paths.

Friday, June 20, 2008 - Ask God to give Brandy wisdom as she seeks guidance in teaching Christian men and women to read so that when she is gone they can read the Bible for themselves. Ask God to make every moment count for His glory.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Don has been working on a Cooperative in several villages. This will enable the people to begin filling their grain bins – then when the harvest comes in they will be able to completely fill the bins so they will have food to eat during the famine times. Pray for honest managers for the Cooperatives that have the people’s best interest in mind instead of personal gain. Ask God to bless their labor and give them an abundant harvest.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 – ANSWER: It is so exciting to be here and see God working through the lives of so many – those willing to go out and share the Gospel to the point others are accepting Christ and being baptized. Thank you so much for allowing us (Bolls) to remain in this area to see harvest from seeds planted…

Monday, June 23, 2008 - Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 4:4 that the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers. Pray that the God of all creation would break through that blindness and expose the minds of the Zerma to the truth of the Gospel.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 – ANSWER: Thanks for praying for Caroline and the situation with her back. Many of you know that she was diagnosed with scoliosis and has had to wear a back brace since 2005. Her doctor informed us during our last visit that the way things are progressing, surgery will likely not be necessary. She will still need to wear the brace for the next year or so but this was of course, great news to us. Caroline would appreciate your continued prayers as wearing an uncomfortable brace in 100+ temperatures leaves much to be desired.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – Pray for the Goudel Church to continue to increase in number. Ask God to give Pastor “Amad” wisdom in leading the church. Praise God that his wife “Has” gave birth to a healthy girl on May 8. Mom and baby are doing great.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - Continue to pray for Harry, Manny, and Adam as they grow in Christ and begin to win their friends. Pray for perseverance and a thirst for the Word. Pray for Shad’s time with them this month, as Shad will be trying to equip them to be able to flourish even after we leave.

Friday, June 27, 2008 - Pray for the well projects as they near completion. Pray the village people will put to good use the skills they have learned. Pray that the care that Shad has shown them will draw them to the Savior.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 - Pray the Word of God might live forever in the hearts of the Zerma People and the He would not allow the enemy to steal the seed before it is able to grow up and bear much fruit.

Sunday, June 29, 2008 – Pray for the women that Cindy and “Has.” are discipling. Ask God to mature them through his word and give understanding and insight.

Monday, June 30, 2008 – Pray for Fati’s younger brother who was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis. Ask God to open his heart as Ben and Cindy share the Hope of the Gospel with him.

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