may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
1: We praise God for the ability to get the medical care
we need in one way or another. Please lift up Kimberly and Teresa
as they both will be traveling to South Africa for some tests and
doctor visits. Ask that God would give clarity in all the exams
done and that His peace would be with them and their families while
they are gone.
February 2: Praises for the time that Paul Speake
was in Ouallam and the surrounding villages. He leaves today. Please
pray for him as he travels and pray that the many trees and “witnessing
seeds” that were planted will grow to fruition.
3: Praise God for answered prayer. There is a new kid’s
club in “L”, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Niamey
that began meeting the first week of December. There are around
twenty children coming plus a mother who is a new believer. Pray
that these children will believe and choose to follow the God who
loves them so much He gave His son for them. Pray that God will
give Kimberly clarity in telling the stories and sensitivity to
those who want to follow Jesus.
4: Pray for Debi and Butch Howey as they will be traveling
to minister with the Bolls in the Ouallam area. Pray for strength,
endurance and wisdom as they will be involved in many of the ministries
– with prayer walking, Tree planting, and AIDS awareness/health
5: Praise God for His work of healing in our lives in many
ways. Pray that Karis would be encouraged and invited to see herself
as a valued and loved part of our family as she continues through
this play therapy with Dr. Powell at First Baptist Church Arlington.
6: Today the Zerma Team will be meeting for a time of fellowship,
encouragement, and strategy. Pray for wisdom and safety as we travel,
meet and plan and evaluate how we can better reach the Zerma for
7: Please lift up Lily and ask that she would have a desire
to study and do very well in school. Also ask that she would continue
to grow in the Word and prayer.
8: The Bolls would like to thank the many that have continued
to pray for Teresa’s mom Dean. She is doing really well; at
home caring for herself, attending church and many activities almost
back to normal. Thank you for your concern, your prayers, and your
letters and email.
9: Pray for “Fran”, a believer and host of
a Kids’ Club, to be discipled as she listens to the Bible
stories with the children in her neighborhood.
10: Pray for “O”, a seeker in Niamey who has
invited Phil to start a Bible study at his house. Pray that God
would open his mind and heart to the gospel. Pray for his salvation
and that of his family.
11: Pray for Ben and Cindy as they continue to discuss
and gain clear understanding of what specifically our service in
Niger needs to include when we return in the summer of 2009.
February 12: Williams came to see Kanesa one night
though she had never met him. After some time of chatting he shared
how he had been hurt in an accident and though he had been to many
witch doctors, none had been able to heal him. Then he remembered
seeing the Jesus film and how Jesus had healed people and wanted
Kanesa to pray for him. He also shared that he knows Satan lies
to us and that they have “dust” in their eyes and cannot
see the truth clearly. Please pray for Williams to be completely
healed and see the power of our King that he might be a testimony
13: The AIDS/Health classes continue to go to the villages.
Pray for endurance as there are still many of the 1,225 villages
in the Ouallam area that have not yet heard the classes (which also
includes much direct as well as indirect witnessing). The roads
will be getting more difficult to travel with the sand, the days
will be longer, and the day hotter. The Bolls will also be entering
in many new villages. Pray for positive reception of not only the
classes but the Gospel.
14: God is love. Praise God for His love and the love of
family. Please lift up H and ask that she would become a prayer
warrior and hunger for the Word. Ask that she and we would have
many opportunities to share love with her husband, through word
and deed. Ask the King to soften his heart and bring him to salvation.
Also ask the King to bless her business.
15: Pray for Caleb and Caroline Cain as their days are
busy with school and various activities. Pray that they would grow
in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
16: Please pray that present believers in Niger would embrace
a new spirit of entrepreneurship as a witness of Jesus and that
their life choices would move others toward Jesus each day.
February 17: Pray for “A”, who continues
to faithfully lead his small house church each Sunday in a Niamey
neighborhood. Pray that God would give him wisdom and discernment
in spiritual matters, and that God would use “A” in
a mighty way to bring the Zerma into the kingdom of God.
18: Please lift up the 16 volunteers we are asking for
this summer. Ask that the King would call them out and prepare their
hearts to become all things to all men so that by all possible means
some might be saved. Pray that as they penetrate K-town and surrounding
villages that this place would be transformed by the power of the
19: February is basically the end of ‘cool season’
and March will begin a hot….very hot season. Pray for those
that have had income from their garden produce – gardening
will also slow down markedly during this transition to heat.
20: Praise God for who He is today— the holy, awesome,
loving God who is calling the Zerma people to Himself.
21: It has been exciting to see the children at the church
in Ouallam learn and act out many of the Bible stories. Pray as
we continue to learn these stories that the Bible will become real
and something for them to live by.
22: Pray that our team would not only learn what each other’s
gifts are but embrace those and invite them to fully live in those
passions and gifts as we serve in Niger.
February 23: Pray for “I”, a Muslim
friend of Phil’s who owns a small store near the Cain’s
house. Pray that as Phil shares the Word of God with him that God
would give him understanding and insight into the timeless truths
of scripture and that the path of righteousness is found in Christ
24: Praise the Lord for the many that were ministered to
during the Howey’s stay in Ouallam. Pray as Debi and Butch
travel today that they will have a safe and uneventful trip –
and that the many “seeds” that were planted will take
root and continue to grow.
25: K-town is in its second month of having monthly discipleship
conferences. Please pray that God would grow the believers in unity
and in their faith so that they might be able to share boldly the
hope of the Gospel.
26: Please lift up Penny and Nan who have not been living
in M for long. Ask God to give them amazing relationships that will
be the bridge to discipleship of present believers and to the Gospel
for those who have yet to come to know Him.
27: Praise God for all that He is doing in Niger. Pray
for Dad in S to become a courageous giant in the faith, leading
others to faith.
February 28: Please lift up those that are counting
the cost of following JC. Ask that they would find it worthy of
the cost, and ask that the believers would be strengthened and unified