“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1

Monday, September 1, 2008 - ANSWER: We praise God for the three years the Black family shared Jesus and made him known in Niger. R.P.G.: Luke 10 – pray for Zerma men and women of peace.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Pray that we would be bold in sharing our faith and that our knowledge of the scriptures would increase daily. R.P.G. Acts 1 – pray for unified believers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - Pray for a team of twelve volunteers coming from the Tar River Baptist Association in North Carolina. They will leave today and return on September 13th. Pray for their health and safety as they travel and for God’s blessing on their ministry. They will be prayer walking and sharing their faith in a variety of ways in several different villages. Pray that God would use them to bring many Zerma to faith in Christ. R.P.G.: Acts 2 – pray for spirit-filled witnessing.

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - Pray that God would bind the evil one and the demons from Niger. Pray that God would make them ineffective in their evil plans. R.P.G.: Acts 3 – pray for boldness in persecution.

Friday, September 5, 2008 – ANSWER: Thank you for praying for Dean, Teresa’s Mom. She has had more complications, another surgery and time in the hospital. R.P.G.: Acts 4 – pray for our time with Jesus and in the Word.

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - Pray for Kimberly as she restarts Kid’s Clubs. Pray the seeds of the Gospel that were planted last year will remain and that many of these kids would soon be ready to make a decision to follow Christ. Pray that we would have opportunities to share the gospel with their families as well. R.P.G.: Acts 11 – pray for great numbers to turn to Jesus.

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - Pray for the Bolls as they continue to do “follow-up” visits for the 93 different locations of the latrines. Pray for softened hearts, ready to accept Christ among those that have heard the Gospel and health lessons. R.P.G.: Acts 5 – pray the Zerma will consider it worthy to suffer for Jesus.

Monday, September 8, 2008 - Since Lily passed her graduation exams, she has moved to Niamey until she can start school. She has been struggling with loneliness but it has caused her to turn to God's Word. Praise God that she is turning to Him and that she is hiding God's Word in her heart. Pray that this season of loneliness will grow her dependency upon Christ and she would come to know that He is enough for her. R.P.G.: Acts 22 - pray for clarity in sharing personal testimonies.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - As volunteers prepare to come to Niger, many decisions must be made. Pray for wise choices in ministry with the Zerma and many mundane items such as visas, shots, travel all work together for the task of sharing the Good News of Christ. R.P.G.: Acts 6 – pray for balanced bicultural ministry.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - Join with us today in giving thanks for our Zerma brothers and sisters in Christ. Many of them have suffered for their decision to become a follower of Jesus, pray that they would be faithful witnesses to the truth of the scriptures and that churches with godly leadership would be multiplied among the Zerma people. R.P.G.: Acts 7 – pray for scripture-centered ministry.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - Pray for the many that are still in their villages and Ziggy’s (Temporary country homes). Pray for safety and health and a sense of accomplishment for the many months that they lived in this hardship of work and loneliness while trying to reap of harvest. R.P.G.: Acts 8 – pray for the scattering of the Zerma people to share the Good News.

Friday, September 12, 2008 - The Zerma team has a new request for a couple or two singles to serve with us in a two-year assignment doing evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Ask God if you are the one to fill this assignment.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - Praise the Lord for the strength and wisdom that He has given to Ramatou. She has shown great maturity when her husband disappeared on their wedding day and still has not communicated with her about their relationship. R.P.G.: Acts 20 – pray for genuine love among believers.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 - Pray that the rains would continue for yet another month. This will most likely be the last rains for this year. Pray that there will be sufficient rain for the crops to mature and the people will have enough to eat. R.P.G.: Acts 24 – pray for a strong witness before authorities.

Monday, September 15, 2008 - ANSWER: “A’s” bean plants are growing well and should produce a great harvest. Also the rainy season has been good in K-town and the millet and corn look great. R.P.G.: Acts 23 - pray for protection against violence.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - Some on the Zerma team as well as their immediate family have been sick. This can be a ‘distraction’ as well as sometimes a blessing in ministry with the Zerma people. The distraction is obvious but the blessings can come in a different form such as common suffering with fellow believers and non believers resulting in a powerful witness. Ask God to give us grateful hearts in times of sickness and good health. R.P.G.: Acts 27 – pray for protection.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Continue to pray for our team as we seek to address both the spiritual and physical needs of the Zerma. Pray that God would show us some ways we can make long-term differences in helping the Zerma to find ways to improve their standard of living. R.P.G. Acts 26 – pray for favor with leadership.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - Pray for wisdom as James Brown will be coming to Niger soon. Pray as he and Don evaluate and make decisions concerning the Pepper Project. R.P.G.: Acts 13 – pray for a calling out of bold witnesses.

Friday, September 19, 2008 – Today is Jeanie Foster’s birthday. Jeanie is our Stateside Prayer Advocate and a vital member of the Zerma team. Ask God to give her wisdom, strength and encouragement as she serves Him. R.P.G.: Acts 18 – pray for discipleship of zealous believers.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 – Pray for the spiritual oppression that has been strong in K-town. Ask God to pour out His Spirit and rise up a mighty army of Niger believers. Pray that Kanesa and Brandy would be strong and aware of the enemy's schemes. R.P.G.: Acts 10 – ask God to send visions and dreams to the Zerma, calling them to Himself.

Sunday, September 21, 2008 – Pray for Zally in K-town who professed Christ over a year ago. We recently learned that she struggles with demonic activity. She seems sincere in the faith, but we cannot know her heart. Pray that God would set her completely free from all demonic strongholds and if she has not truly surrendered her life to Him, that she would do so. May she know the freedom that Christ gives. R.P.G.: Acts 28 – pray for zealous spiritual discussions.

Monday, September 22, 2008 – Pray for Buddy, Brandy and Kanesa’s guard. He has seen and heard the truth for several years but has yet to accept Jesus as his savior. Ask that He would believe with all his heart. R.P.G.: Acts 13 – pray for a calling out of bold witnesses.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 – ANSWER: Praise God for a great time of fellowship and worship with our colleagues throughout West Africa, at the end of July in the Ivory Coast. R.P.G. Acts 21 – pray for team unity.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 – Pray for Kanesa’s allergies and ask God to free her from them. September is millet harvest season and she is highly allergic to millet. Ask God to put a hedge of protection around her and protect her from a serious attack. R.P.G.: Acts 14 – pray for rest after persecution.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 – Pray for the Sustar Family as they leave Niger for stateside assignment. Ask God to give them smooth travel and good health and for the girls to adjust well to life in the states. R.P.G.: Matthew 28 – pray for responders to the Great Commission as the Sustars speak at churches in the states.

Friday, September 26, 2008 – Pray for the church in Goudel. Ask God to strengthen each of the members so they continue to share their faith boldly. Ask God to increase their number weekly. R.P.G.: Acts 12 - pray for powerful prayer groups.

Saturday, September 27, 2008 – Ask God to give us His plan and vision for reaching the youth of Niamey. There is little educational or employment opportunities available to them and many of them spend their time just sitting around or going to bars and nightclubs. R.P.G.: Acts 16 – pray for Spirit-led direction.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 – Pray for “Ami’s” husband. Ask God to soften his heart and draw him into a relationship with him. Pray also for her son Momid, who is 3 years old. He has been tormented by bad dreams where he sees demons coming and taking him away. R.P.G.: Acts 17 – pray for openness to the Gospel.

Monday, September 29, 2008 – Pray for the Zerma pastors asking God to continue to give them strong character and integrity as they witness and disciple. R.P.G. Acts 15 – pray for unified theology among the pastors.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 – ANSWER: Praise God for the understanding He is giving to believers. Adam has asked us to pray with him for God to rise up someone among them that can lead them when we are no longer here to teach them. Getting the Zerma to look toward the future can be a difficult task, but God is helping them to see. R.P.G.: Acts 19 – pray for good Spiritual Teaching.

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