“I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tellof all Thy wonders. I will be glad and exult in Thee;I will sing praise to Thy Name, O Most High.” Psalm 9: 1-2

Saturday, November 1: We praise God for going ahead of “L” to Bamako, Mali, and providing a place for her and her brother to live as they prepare to study. Continue to ask that our Father would be near to “L” and that He would give her friends who love Him and that they would know how to challenge one another in the faith. Pray that “L” would be a bold witness for Christ even with her brother.

Sunday, November 2: God has blessed the Zerma team with Heather, Jessica, Millie, and Amber for the fall, and we thank Him. They are in their final stretch before the end. May God continue to grant them unity and a love for one another that shows the world that they are His disciples. May God give them hundreds of more opportunities to share of His great Name before they finish their time.

Monday, November 3: Praise God for the church He is raising up in S-village, outside of K-town. Praise God for Hammy who has just professed faith and has studied with Heather and Jessica. Ask that God would continue to draw more men and women to Himself and that they would be bold witnesses for Christ. Pray for the believers to have courage to follow through with baptism as it can be a costly stand for the faith.

Tuesday, November 4: Today is Election Day in the United States. Praise God for the freedom we have that so many other nations lack. Ask God to choose the ones He desires to lead our nation. Pray that God would bring true liberty to those all over the world who are still imprisoned in sin and darkness.

Wednesday, November 5: We thank God for the many opportunities He has given us to share His Word boldly. May God open more and more people up to hear and receive the Gospel. May God give His witnesses boldness and courage in sharing His Word.

Thursday, November 6: Thank God for “random” encounters. Several months ago Brandy met a young boy out in the bush when she had trouble with her truck. She had the opportunity to share the Gospel with him since he was named after Jesus. Last month, Kanesa and Brandy met a woman at the hospital who they helped. When they visited later, they found out the woman was the older sister of the young boy Brandy met months earlier. Ask God to give more “random” encounters. Pray also that He would make His Word bear fruit in “Jesus’” life but that of his family also.

Friday, November 7: We thank God for raising up laborers among the Zerma people. We are seeing more short-term missionaries and volunteers come to the field. Ask that each one of us, new and old to the field, would be sensitive to cultural issues and that we would do nothing to hinder the message for which we are ambassadors.

Saturday, November 8: Praise Jesus when He said, “Let the little children come to Me.” We are blessed with hundreds of children right outside our door each day, and have great opportunity to see a new generation follow Christ. Pray that God would turn the hearts of these little ones to hear and believe His Word. Pray for patience for us who must learn how to love the children as well as the adults unconditionally.

Sunday, November 9: Phil will be traveling to the Gambia for a three-week training conference. Pray for safe travel and that his time there would be beneficial. Pray for Kimberly, Caroline and Caleb while he is away. Ask that things would run smoothly.

Monday, November 10: We praise God for bringing Millie, a Hands-On semester missionary, to work among the people of M, a village outside of K-town. Today is her birthday. Millie has been sharing stories with the women of M, and she and her partner, Amber, even had the opportunity to share with a group of older men outside the local mosque. Pray that Millie would have a special day filled with things that make her heart glad. Ask that Millie would continue to labor hard as she finishes up the semester, and that He would continue to show her the path He has for her.

Tuesday, November 11: Praise God for churches who are taking part in reaching the Zerma. Please pray for our partnering church, FBC Sandersville, that God would give them wisdom and direction as they work alongside us to reach the Zerma people. Ask God if He would have you and your church come alongside the Zerma team and partner to reach the Zerma.

Wednesday, November 12: We thank God that He is a God who dwells among us and is near to us when we call on Him. Pray for the Zerma team to have sweet time in the Word and prayer each day so that they might know their King more and pour out from an overflowing cup. Pray that God would strengthen is His servants among the Zerma, giving them laughter that is good medicine!

Thursday, November 13: Thank Jesus for the health He has given to each of us. We continue to ask God to keep us healthy and strong so that we can continue to labor well.

Friday, November 14: Praise God for His Holy Spirit that leads us to each new place. Pray that we would each walk in the Spirit and only go to the places He leads us and invest in those that are truly hungry for the Gospel.

Saturday, November 15: Praise God that He is working among the Zerma people and it is evident. Please pray that the God who opened the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf would open the understanding of this broken people to see the hope of His Gospel. Pray that God would continue to equip and send faithful messengers who will show them His truth and love—His hope.

Sunday, November 16: We thank God for His Spirit that dwells within each of us as believers. Pray that we would be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that we will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. (See Colossians 1:9-10).

Monday, November 17: While taking a friend to the local clinic, Brandy and Kanesa met a woman who invited them to her village several miles away. They went in search of this village, and once they found it were warmly welcomed though the spiritual oppression was strong. Praise God for this opportunity into a new village. Ask that God would allow Kanesa and Brandy to return and share more about Christ with the people there. May God call out His children from the uttermost places.

Tuesday, November 18: Praise God for those who are seeking to know the Truth. Pray for Omar and Ibriham as they seek the truth. Pray that God would reveal Himself to them so that they would know that Christ alone is the way, the truth, and the life.

Wednesday, November 19: Thank God for the soft hearts of children. Pray for the kids who come to Kimberly’s weekly kids clubs. Pray that as the gospel is shared, God would open their minds and hearts to understand it and receive it. Pray that we would also be able to reach their families with the gospel.

Thursday, November 20: Praise God for Zerma who are seeking to make a better life for themselves. Pray for U who has begun a cold water/ice business out of her home. She has encountered many obstacles. Ask specifically for God to give her a young boy who can sell for her since it is not culturally appropriate for her to go out and sell.

Friday, November 21: We thank God for our families. Please lift up the young men and women who have grown up in Niger and are now living in the U.S. Specifically pray for Jeremy Ledlow and Stephanie Ledlow Rendel. Pray that God would provide for all of their needs, including jobs and school needs.

Saturday, November 22: Thank God for national pastors who are seeking to faithfully administer the Word of God. Pray that God would give men like, Amadou, John, and Yacouba, wisdom and understanding of the Word so that they might lead the flock well.

Sunday, November 23: Praise God for the new Orchardman Tree project. Pray that God would bless this project and that it would help the Zerma meeting both their physical needs that will lead to their spiritual needs being met.

Monday, November 24: We praise God for our victory over the enemy. Ask that God would help each believer to live in the victory we have been given. May we take our thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ and believe the truth. May Satan have no place to divide or destroy what God is building in Niger.

Tuesday, November 25: Thank God for the Sustar family. Pray that as the Sustar’s spend time in the U.S. on stateside assignment that they would get much needed rest and that they would be able to share the vision of the Zerma team with many.

Wednesday, November 26: Today is Kanesa’s birthday. Thank God for Kanesa’s faithfulness to serve among the Zerma in spite of many obstacles. Ask that God would continue to strengthen Kanesa as she pours out her life into a people in darkness. Ask God to allow Kanesa to see many birthed into the kingdom of God because of her diligence to live out the Gospel faithfully.

Thursday, November 27: Happy Thanksgiving! Praise God for His many blessings upon America. Pray that God would mercifully bless Niger as He turns their hearts toward Himself.

Friday, November 28: Praise God for those who run our business office. We are grateful for the Ledlow’s and the many Africans who help to make living in Niger run more smoothly. Ask God to give Mark and Deanna Ledlow wisdom in all the many decisions they make every day. Pray that God would give them opportunities to minister to the Nigeriens that they come in contact with on a daily basis.

Saturday, November 29: Today is Heather’s birthday. She is another Hands-On semester missionary, who is working in S village, outside of K-town. She and her partner Jessica have been studying with H, their Zerma dad, most every night, discipling him and challenging him in the faith. Pray that Heather would remain bold in sharing with their dad and others in the village. Ask that God would give Heather direction about her future as she continues to live another year following hard after Him.

Sunday, November 30: Today is Caroline Cain’s 15th birthday. We praise God for her beautiful, gentle spirit that serves others so graciously. Pray that her day would be blessed and full of joy. Pray that she would continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of God and that she would develop persistence and perseverance in her studies and daily life. Ask God to continue to grow Caroline into the woman He desires her to be. May she have many opportunities and boldness to share the Gospel with her friends at school as well as in her neighborhood.

****Dear friends, you probably have noticed the recent use of abbreviations or pseudonyms for people and places. It is not to confuse you but merely for security purposes. Our company has asked that all regions use code for the protection of our people groups. Thank you for your understanding.

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