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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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