to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Thy Name give glory because of
Thy lovingkindness, because of Thy truth.” Psalm
Sunday, March 1: Rejoice with the Bolls as they
continue to learn of new believers. Praise the Lord that the Christians
in various villages are being faithful in sharing the Good News.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to go before them as they
Monday, March 2: Alan was bitten by a sick cat last month.
After taking the cat to the vet, it was suspected that the cat had
rabies. Praise God that He brought Allan to Kanesa and Brandy’s
house for wound care and they were able to take him to the doctor
for treatment. Ask God to continue to grow Alan in his faith and
to use him to spread the Gospel among his own people.
Tuesday, March 3: Hot season has come!!! Please
ask that God would help us to be thankful in the midst of the heat
and not to grumble. Pray for God to cause everyone to be careful
to drink enough water and take care of their bodies during this
hard time of year.
Wednesday, March 4: Today is Ben Sustar’s birthday.
Ask that God would lavish him with the love of his family and friends
while he is in the States. Pray also that God would continue to
teach him and grow him in his relationship with Christ.
Thursday, March 5: Please lift up Penny and Nan
and continue to ask that they would continue learning Zerma and
that the King would strengthen them as they live in M. Ask that
they would find all their strength in Christ and continue to know
Him more and that we would remain unified.
March 6: Penny and Nan are showing the Jesus film in M
tonight. Ask God to make all of the details work out and that the
hearts of those who come would be penetrated by the Gospel and the
character of Jesus.
March 7: The new hospital/clinic that they have been building
in K-town are now complete and staff has been hired. Legal approval
was just given for opening. Please pray that the King would open
the doors that need to be opened and reveal Himself to all who enter
the doors of the clinic.
Sunday, March 8: Mark Ledlow celebrates his birthday
today! Praise God for Mark, and all that he and Deanna do to further
the Gospel in Niger. Ask God to continually lead Mark as he makes
decisions that effect many people.
Monday, March 9: Lily is continuing to live in
Bama and has asked us to lift her up as she continually feels like
she is sick. A broken heart tends to do that. Pray that she would
continue to grow to love Jesus more and more and to rely upon Him.
Praise God for the way that God uses her to encourage others to
rely on Him!
Tuesday, March 10: Trees were planted, Bible stories
shared, prayers prayed, things changed. Praise the Lord that volunteers
were willing to pay the price to come and to share their expertise,
share their love of the Lord, and encourage the villagers as well
as the Bolls.
Wednesday, March 11: Please continue to pray for
H and beg the King for her husband’s salvation and her own
boldness. Ask that we would have divine appointments to share with
D and that the King would keep tugging at his heart and take the
blinders off his eyes. Ask the Holy Spirit to rain down on this
place and set the captives free!
Thursday, March 12: God has given Kanesa and Brandy
a vision for their next months in Niger which include having 16
summer volunteers come to pierce the darkness with the light of
Christ for two months living in 8 different neighborhoods. Please
pray that the King would give us 16 awesome men and women to come
serve with us this summer and pierce the darkness.
March 13: Pray for Kimberly as she leads a new kid’s
club in a nearby neighborhood. Over twenty kids have been coming
each week to hear stories from the Bible. Pray for these children,
that the Word would take root in their hearts and that they would
give their lives to Christ. Pray for their parents, that Kimberly
would have opportunities to share the gospel with them as well.
Saturday, March 14: March means HOT SEASON. Pray for the
work that still needs to be done to be prepared, stories need to
be taught, Prayers need prayed. Thanks!
Sunday, March 15: Every Sunday, Brandy leads a
kids club for the neighborhood kids in K-town. They sing, tell a
Bible story, and even act the stories out. Pray for the hearts of
these little ones to be penetrated with God’s Word and for
it to never leave them. Ask God to bring them to faith even while
they are still young.
Monday, March 16: Happy Birthday, Phil! Pray that God would
bless Phil in this next year with wisdom as he leads the Zerma team.
Pray for him as he tries to be salt and light among the Zerma people
and as he leads the Zerma team. Pray that God would give him a hunger
for His Word and a thirst for righteousness. Pray that he would
be an effective communicator of the gospel.
Tuesday, March 17: This week, Kanesa and Brandy
are attending a women’s leadership conference. Pray that as
they share experiences in leadership and hear from others that God
would use the time to encourage all who attend. Ask that God would
continue to develop intentional leadership skills in Kanesa and
Brandy that would be for His glory.
Wednesday, March 18: Penny and Nan are at the half-way
mark of the semester. Praise God for all He is doing through them
in M. Pray that God would give them perseverance to continue to
through the rest of the semester. Ask also that God would lead them
each day as they seek to disciple the believers in M and continue
to broadly sow the Gospel.
Thursday, March 19: As the kids at the Ouallam Kid's club
repeat "the Saving Road," pray that these are not just
words, but that the kids would really know what it is to be saved
and that they would accept the "Road" to the Savior.
March 20: The Bolls have been able to visit 29 villages
either presenting the AIDS/health or scheduling for a visit. Please
give praises to the King as He is giving the Bolls the energy and
the "roads" to travel to take these classes out.
March 21: Continue to pray for a small group of men that
Phil is visiting with regularly. None of these men know Christ.
Some are open to hearing from God’s word, others seem intent
on defending Islam. Pray that God’s Spirit would open up their
minds and hearts to receive the truth.
Sunday, March 22: Pray for Zerma believers who are scattered
among small villages in Niger. For some of them, they are the only
believer in their villages. In many others there are only two or
three believers. Pray that God would help these men and women to
grow in their faith and knowledge of Him. Pray that they would learn
to be bold in sharing their faith and in living out their faith
day by day. For those who feel lonely, pray that God would send
other believers to encourage them.
Monday, March 23: Kanesa and Brandy will spend much time
this week preparing for a believers conference in K-town on Saturday.
Pray that God would lead them in each thing they prepare. May they
be sensitive to His Spirit and listen for His guidance.
Tuesday, March 24: Please continue to lift up the
Sustar’s as they seek to minister in the States as well as
get some rest. Pray that God would give them the words to speak
to those they come in contact with each day.
Wednesday, March 25: Please continue to pray for
the new villages that the Bolls will be visiting. They have now
visited most all of their previous contacts. Pray that as they enter
new and unknown villages that they would be able to share and that
the people would accept the teaching of AIDS/Health as well as direct
and indirect evangelism.
Thursday, March 26: Thanks for your prayers for
our kids. Pray that their experiences growing up here would be used
by God to help mold them into men and women of godly character and
Friday, March 27: This month should see much progress
in latrine work at 3 village schools, possibly finishing them all.
Pray the work goes well and safely. Prayer is much needed and appreciated.
Pray that this help provides a positive witness from local Christians
in each village.
Saturday, March 28: We will be studying about prayer
and fasting today at the discipleship conference for believers in
and around K-town. Ask that God would make a way for each of the
believers to come and that as Brandy and Kanesa lead the time that
God would speak through them to strengthen the Christians.
Sunday, March 29: Christian leaders in the Ouallam
area seem to be 'reluctant' to baptize new believers. Pray that
God would 'pierce their hearts' with understanding, knowledge, and
courage to follow through with new believers baptism.
Monday, March 30: Every week, several men gather at Kanesa
and Brandy’s home for Bible study. Ask that God would grow
these men into leaders of the church in K-town. Pray that His Word
would take deep root in their hearts and bear much fruit in their
lives and the lives of those around them.
Tuesday, March 31: Remember that the harvest is
plentiful but the laborers are few. Continue to pray that God would
call forth his servants to join us in Niger in reaching the 99%
of the Zerma who don’t know Him.
Thank you for working with us through your faithful prayers,