“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God
were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ be reconciled
to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
October 1: Pray for Krista. She has completed her
language study and will be learning a lot on her own. Pray
for her to understand
Zerma and to communicate effectively with people. Pray that she
would radiate Christ’s love for the Zerma people.
October 2: This year rain continued well into September.
Thank you for those prayers.
Please continue to pray as harvest time nears that enough moisture
is present for crops to mature well.
Saturday, October 3: Sometimes we tend to forget missionary
children that are grown and have been off the field for a long
their parents are still on the field. Please pray for them,
especially for Stacy (Bolls) LeQuieu as she celebrates her
- another year without her parents to be there with her to
Sunday, October 4: Kanesa and Brandy are spending this month
wrapping things up and saying goodbyes to all of their Niger
friends because their term is nearing an end. Ask that their
final times in each village would be meaningful and eternal.
they would finish strong.
Monday, October 5: Three women’s groups began in September.
May God give the four leaders (Hassi, Mariama , Amina, and Abla)
boldness, discernment, and protection for them and for their families.
Praise God for their leadership abilities and their desire to see
others enter the kingdom of God.
Tuesday, October 6: We have been more and
more concerned for Albass who suffers with epilepsy. The Bolls
have been helping
medicine for him and requested that you pray for him and those
around him that do not understand his problem. Praise the Lord
for your prayer, advice and other concern. Albass is doing
much better. Please continue to pray for him and that he will one
day follow his faith to believers baptism.
Wednesday, October 7: A good or bad running vehicle can seemingly "make
or break", or at the very least, change anticipated ministry
plans. Please don't forget the seemingly mundane prayers concerning
vehicles. Thank God for vehicles and pray for those people we depend
on for our vehicle maintenance and repair.
Thursday, October 8: K-town believers and those in the villages
are still struggling with following Christ wholeheartedly.
It seems that they just do not understand that they must make
Ask God to pierce their hearts with the knowledge that the
Almighty died for their sin and they must serve Him alone.
May God give
them courage to stand strong in the midst of persecution.
October 9: A softball tournament in Africa? Yes, today
in Niamey begins the NUTS softball tournament between several
West African countries – with missionaries as well as many ex-pat
participants, Peace Corps Volunteers as well as other organizations.
Pray for safety as they play and for witnessing opportunities to
the many that will come from several different groups.
Saturday, October 10: Pray for Kimberly’s kids’ clubs
and women friends. Ramadan is over and many have participated in
the Muslim fast. Pray that they will be open to the truth of God’s
love and believe that Jesus is the only way.
Sunday, October 11: Ramadan that was celebrated last month
was very difficult for some. Many times someone in the family
died or became very sick. Fasting all day (no water, no food,
not even to swallow) and working in the fields, or riding
a hot dusty
taxi, being older, or nursing are difficult plus the rains
that intensify malaria. Ramadan is over, but for many their
baby, father, mother, grandfather is gone from their life.
Pray that many would see that there is a God that loves and
to set us free from the slavery of the law.
Monday, October 12: Last month, Kanesa and Brandy went to
visit H and her family in Benin. Pray that the seeds that
among the Zerma people of Benin would grow and bear much
fruit. Ask that those who believe would receive a burden
own people and come back to share with their families!
Tuesday, October 13: Happy Birthday, Cindy Sustar! Ask God
to give her discernment and wisdom as she ministers to women
Wednesday, October 14: Harvest season is fast approaching.
Please ask God to protect Kanesa from any allergic reactions
Thursday, October 15: Lily will be returning to Bama soon
to continue her studies. Pray that she would make true friends
who will push
her towards Christ. Ask that she would do excellent in her
studies and that God would use her tremendously.
Friday, October 16: Caroline will be taking her PSAT test
tomorrow. Pray that she will be calm and do her best.
Saturday, October 17: Today is Rachel Sustar’s birthday.
Ask God to help her be a witness to her friends. Praise God for
giving her a tender heart and a desire to minister to Zerma children.
Sunday, October 18: Pray for wisdom as we move forward to
acquire property in the city of Niamey.
Monday, October 19: As Brandy and Kanesa are in their last
two weeks, ask God to make them physically and emotionally
Pray that God would give them wisdom and discernment as they
make plans for the next several months. Pray for the seeds
planted and for the ministry they have established, that
it would flourish. Pray that others will be called to continue
Tuesday, October 20: Pray for Kimberly as she ministers to
women and children. Pray that she would be an effective and
mentor to Krista
Wednesday, October 21: Because this harvest may not be a
good one, many people will be trying to raise lots of vegetables
gardens. Pray for those that work in their gardens during "dry
season gardening". Pray that they will be able to have a good
garden, to bring in produce for their families and to be able to
bring some to the markets for cash.
Thursday, October 22: Pray for new believers who are being
discipled that they would stand firm in their new faith.
Pray that God
would give them spiritual insight and understanding as they
study His word.
Friday, October 23: Please lift up H as she continues to
follow Christ and teach her young son about Jesus. Ask that
be faithful to read and listen to the Word and that God would
teach her by His Spirit.
Saturday, October 24: Please pray for God’s protection of
Christian families in Niger, both nationals and missionary families.
Ask that God would unite husbands and wives and their children.
Pray that they would make a strong testimony of following Christ.
Sunday, October 25: Continue to lift Sid up, as the persecution
from his family increases and his faith grows stronger. He
is running to the Word to find comfort. Praise God! Ask that
to find strength in God’s Word and that he would hold fast
to the truth.
Monday, October 26: Please pray for F and
B, the two women who were baptized this summer. F is struggling
Jesus road and Binta has since moved to be with her husband.
Tuesday, October 27: Pray for Moussa and
many like him who have left home in search of work. Poor
rains have aggravated
this "exodus" to begin early. Many travel long
distances and stay gone for long periods of time away from
family and friends
trying to make enough money to live on as well as send back
home to support family. These absences can be
difficult on the family. Please pray for Moussa, his family
and many others like him.
Wednesday, October 28: Some say that Z, one of the new believers
in K-town, is still going to the mosque for Muslim prayers.
Ask that God would strengthen Z to stand on his own in the
and seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Thursday, October 29: Praise God for faithful ones who are
pouring out their lives for the sake of bringing the message
to those who are perishing. Ask that God would help them
to persevere and not grow weary in the midst of the daily
Friday, October 30: Pray that God would lead us to those
men and women He has prepared to hear the gospel. Pray that
sensitive to opportunities to share the message with the
Saturday, October 31: Tomorrow, Kanesa and Brandy leave Niger
to do some traveling on their way back to America. Ask for
to know how to best support and encourage them during this
great transition Pray that God would give them wisdom and
discernment as they make plans for the next several months.
Pray for the
seeds they have planted and for the ministry they’ve established,
that it would flourish. Pray that others will be called to continue
the work in Kollo.
Thank you for your prayers,
The Zerma Team