“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Eph. 5:1-2

Thursday, May 1, 2008 – ANSWER: Praise the Lord all the television stations in Niger showed the Easter Story in its entirety. Many lives were touched – pray that many more will be.

Friday, May 2, 2008 – Pray for a Christian “wife” whose “husband” is forcing her to “pray, fast, sacrifice” etc in the Muslim way. Pray for wisdom as Teresa tries to minister and help disciple her in her “Christian ways.”

Saturday, May 3, 2008 – Pray for Christians here as they are pressured to continue to follow Muslim practices. Pray for those that feel they need to put their faith in what they “wear” instead of “who” is in their heart.

Sunday, May 4, 2008 – Pray for “Has” this month as she delivers her 4th child. Pray for the delivery of a health baby and for “Has” to be health and her energy restored.

Monday, May 5, 2008 - The story of Easter offered many opportunities to share the gospel in various villages in and around the Ouallam area. Pray that they would not just hear about Christ, but experience what Christ did for each of us.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - Pray for Brandy to have wisdom as she continues investing in “Lily,” a new believer. Pray that God’s Spirit would teach her as well. Pray the same for “Zally” as she has returned after being gone for several weeks. She still desires to study God’s Word and it is exciting.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - ANSWER: Over the Easter weekend many new Christians were baptized. Pray that they will continue to follow Jesus and that their strength will be made strong during trials.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - Pray for Kimberly and Caroline as they will both be speaking at a Mother and Daughter missions banquet at First Baptist church in Enumclaw, Washington. Pray that God would use this opportunity to call out prayer supporters and volunteers for the Zerma.

Friday, May 9, 2008 - It is HOT! Pray for us to have the energy and urgency to continue to get out in the 115+ heat and minister to those who are also suffering from the heat.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 - ANSWER: Praise God for Ramatou’s mom in Ouallam. She is well on the way to full recovery. Thank you for your prayers for the ill.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 – Pray for Brandy as she in Cambodia until the 16th visiting a close friend. Ask God to truly bless her time there and give her and her friend clear direction for the future.

Monday, May 12, 2008 – Today is Stephanie Ledlow’s birthday. Pray that she will continue to be a bold witness for Christ at college. Pray also for her upcoming wedding in June.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 – Pray for Harry and Adam to have the courage to live out the truth that they are learning.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 – Pray for the well drilling project, that it would progress according to God’s perfect plan.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 – Pray for the women believers of K-town, that they would grow stronger in their faith and would be bold in sharing Christ with others.

Friday, May 16, 2008 – Caleb Cain celebrates his 9th birthday today. Praise God for his good adjustment to public school and for making friends while we are on stateside assignment. He is a bold witness for Christ with his friends and classmates. Philippians 2:12-13 says, “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Pray for Caleb as he continues to grow in his faith and witness.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - ANSWER: There is now a second generation believer in K-town. “Adam, who is nine months old in the Lord, led his friend to Christ at Shad’s house. “Adam” prayed that his new brother in Christ would take hold of Jesus with two hands and never let go and he asked God to make him stronger. Will you ask God to continue to put a passion in the hearts of believers to share their faith with their family, friends, and anyone God leads them to? Will you pray for “Adam’s” friend to truly take Jesus with both hands and never let Him go?

Sunday, May 18, 2008 – Pray for the Blacks as they seek to fulfill all that God has planned for them to do and that they would ‘redeem the time.’ They complete their service here in Niger on August 1, and return to the states.

Monday, May 19, 2008 – Today Christin turns 8. We praise God for her gentle spirit. Pray that she will continue to discover her strengths and talents and that she will be content with whom God created her to be.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 – Kelsi, Brittany, Lindsay and Emily, the Hands-On Missionaries continue to share in their villages. Pray for wisdom for them and for them to grow in their relationship with Christ as they are making Him known. They wrap things up on the 25th of this month and return to the states.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 – Lift up “A” the newest believer in K-town and ask that he will really grow in the Lord and share with those around him.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 – Lift up “Una” and her husband, ask that he would come to know the God and even desire to move back to Niger to be with her and the baby. Ask God to give her a heart for prayer.

Friday, May 23, 2008 – Ask God to give Brandy and Kanesa sweet time in His Word, in prayer and good time management skill as they balance many different things. Pray also for unity among them.

Saturday, May 24, 2008 - Pray for a young woman in village “S” who is the girlfriend of one of our “brothers.” She was at the grinding machine, having her corn or rice ground when her head wrap got caught in the machine and pulled her down. It severely cut her neck. She went to the hospital in Niamey, but has since been released. We do not know how she is really doing. They will only tell us that she is a little better and she thanks God. That is a way of saying she is not better and really not doing well.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 – Pray for Phil and Kimberly as they continue to share about the Zerma people and missions opportunities with churches in Washington and Oregon.

Monday, May 26, 2008 – Kanesa and Brandy returned to some of their villages to share. Oh that God’s Word might be hidden in their hearts. Ask God to fulfill His promise of not letting His Word return void but of making it accomplish the purpose for which He sent it. Ask Jesus to make the hearts of women and children hungry to know His precious truth. Pray for children like Rachel and Bobby and Susan and Jane to know the Jesus of the Gospel who loves them and has died that they might live. Pray for women like Sadie and Ramona and Amy to know the Jesus of the Gospel who loves them and died that they too might live!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 – Pray that God continues to open the doors for religious discussions – many are seeking, pray for us to be faithful.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 – ANSWER: Thank you for praying for the Cains’ trip to Georgia in March. It was a wonderful time of sharing at an On Mission Conference and a great time of fellowship with several volunteers who have come to Niger. We are excited and encouraged in the wonderful partnership between the Zerma and First Baptist Church, Sandersville, Georgia.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - Pray for those farmers who are out in their fields preparing the soil for what they hope to be a good harvest this year. Many have not had a good harvest for several years.

Friday, May 30, 2008 - Pray for “Fa” to have a burning desire to begin again to study God’s Word and boldness to share His Word with her friends and family. Ask God to free her from fear that currently rules her life and affects all her decisions.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 - Ask God to give Ben clear direction as he seeks to deepen existing friendships and to open opportunities for him to share the Gospel. Ask God to give him wisdom as he counsels numerous men in seeking employment that will support their families.

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