"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalms 27:1

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 – Pray for Phil’s storying groups and Bible studies. Pray that the men who are coming to these would learn to love God’s word and seek to understand it better. Pray for their spiritual growth.

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011- Pray for those believers in Niger who are seeking a mate. Pray that they would find godly husbands and wives and that they would seek to be godly men and women themselves.

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011- We are glad that Michael, Stacey’s husband, was able to come for a few weeks to Niger. He went out to some villages with Phil. He helped with the kids’ clubs and sang and played the guitar. The kids enjoyed his time here!

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011- Thank you for your prayers for Caroline and Caleb as they returned to school in January. Caroline continues to gain strength and stamina and is enjoying being back at school with her friends. For her community service for school, she will be visiting the Cure Hospital on Tuesday afternoons. Pray for her connection with the children who are at the hospital for orthopedic surgery. Pray that God will use her experience to give the children hope and encouragement.

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011- Pray for those who have accepted Christ this past year but have not yet followed that profession of faith with baptism. Pray that they would understand the importance of following Christ’s commands and that they would have courage in taking this step of obedience in their walk with Him.

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011- Pray that Sahel Academy will find a new network administrator and the necessary staff for the 2011-2012 school year.

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011- Stacey Frank wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers during her sickness with malaria and praises the Lord for complete healing.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011-Pray for the several hundred Zerma people in Ouallam and the surrounding area that have heard the Good News the last few months. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in many lives so that they will accept the Truth.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011- Please pray for Stacey Frank’s remaining weeks in Niger. Pray that God will use her mightily.

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011-Praises for Matt and Dillon’s time in Ouallam. They were able to travel to many villages to give literature, cassettes and lots of encouragement. Pray the believers in these villagers were encouraged, will use the material given and rely on the Holy Spirit to teach them so that the Gospel spreads to surrounding villages.

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011-Long term planning can be a challenge. The Bolls are already scheduled to be in several states the next couple years. Pray they will be able to go to the places where God wants. If you are interested in them coming to your church/home – please let them know via email.

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011- We are so thankful for Stacey, our 9 month volunteer, and her skill as a nurse. Friday afternoons, Stacey and Kimberly are sharing Bible stories with “Amy,” a believer. “Amy” then helps tell the story to the kids’ club that meets at her house on Saturday. Several women are coming and hearing the stories too. Stacey has helped some of the sick babies and children with her nursing skills and this has opened many doors among the women.

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011- Pray that the Spirit would guide us and fill us as we encounter lostness everywhere we go. Pray that we would be bold in sharing the gospel and declaring the hope we have in Christ.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011-Happy Valentine’s Day! Our prayer today is that God will continue to change our hearts and give each of us discernment into the hearts of those we minister to.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011- On leaving Niger, the Bolls will have a short stay in France. They want to visit and join colleagues there who are working with West Africans. Pray that contact with Zerma people can be made for a time of sharing. Pray that hearts be open to the Truth as it is shared with friends and family.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011- Pray for the churches in Niger, that they would be a light in their communities and a place where the word of God is taught and known, where people are known by their love for God and their love for each other. Pray that they would be places of refuge and rest for the persecuted and weary.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011-Latrines at 2 grade schools were finished last month. Pray that students and teachers alike remember the health studies and the Gospel presented. Pray they ponder these things often and come to accept the truth of Christ that was shared with them. Praise God for this latrine work made possible by mission minded people in HOPE.

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011- As Cindy teaches the grade 5/6 class at Sahel Academy, ask the Lord to give her clear understanding into each students’ needs and confidence in teaching them so they develop a love for learning and discover how to apply the concepts they learn in their lives.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011- Pray for a new kids’ club that meets on Saturday mornings. There are many men who have come by and heard the Bible stories each time we’ve met. Pray that this group would stay strong and that the Lord would give us boldness in sharing the Good News.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011-As a young pastor leads the church in Goudel, give thanks for his passion for people and ask the Lord to continue to give him courage and vision to lead this young church to multiply in this city the way that God already has planned.

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011- In January, a large compound in Ouallam with 5 homes including 40 people attended the health study and Bible storying of creation through Christ’s ascension that goes with building a latrine. Pray that the Holy Spirit causes those who heard the stories to take the step to accept Christ as their Savior. Praises for help given to them via HOPE church project from North Carolina.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011- Young guys in groups called FADA’s in the city are gathering daily to share life together. Ask the Lord to give Ben clear understanding in connecting with these young men because Jesus already has plans to meet each one of them at the place of their greatest need – wanting something to believe in that confirms to them that each of their lives matter in this world.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011-Pray for a specific unwed mother in Ouallam. As Teresa visited her she denied that it was her child, saying that it was her mother’s (who is also unwed). Pray that the baby is cared for despite this mother’s evident rejection. Pray for the children who seem to be the ones hurt the most.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011-Changing where you live and work, saying good-bye to friends and a lifestyle you have become accustomed to for 27 years can be a challenging transition. Pray for the Bolls as they leave Ouallam near the end of this month for their last stateside assignment before retiring.

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011-Cold season is a trying time for many Zerma especially the young, old or weak. Pray for 7 month old Rachida who lost her mother due to a prolonged illness. Rachida was not properly fed with her mother’s illness. Pray for Teresa as she works with the extended family that Rachida might gain both weight and health.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011-“Work for the night is coming…” (John 9:4) is so very true. Pray for those that have heard the gospel in many Zerma villages as it seems the night is approaching in situations concerning safety and security. Pray for missionaries and Zerma people alike that all seek to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011-Pray for Albass who left Ouallam before Christmas. We have no news of him at present, but his epilepsy medicine is still being taken to him. Pray for him to remember the Bible truths he knows and him to be able to teach others.

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011-Before departing Niger, the Bolls will spend their last days in the capitol city -Niamey. Teresa has had requests for the AIDS and health classes from a couple places in Niamey. Pray for these requests, time and planning so the classes might take place and God’s love be shared.

Thank you for kneeling before the throne with us.

The Zerma Team