“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures
forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare
July 1, 2011 –Thank you for praying for the Sahel
Academy students this year. Everyone ended the year well and the
seniors have graduated and most have said their good-byes. There
are a few left that will be flying out in the next week or two.
Pray for them as they adjust to life in the states, or Canada or
July 2, 2011 – Pray for the Kids’ Clubs Bible
Camps that will be meeting Monday through Friday during July. Pray
for Ruth, our summer volunteer, and Kimberly as they lead these
July 3, 2011 – Pray for Zongo as she is mostly
blind. She is a very independent woman and for years past she has
always planted, cultivated and harvested her peas and peanuts.
Pray that she will be able to have enough to eat.
July 4, 2011 – Independence Day is today, as you
remember. Thank the Lord for our freedom and for the many that
gave so much for us to be free. Also, pray for the many that aren’t
as fortunate as many of us are.
July 5, 2011 –Pray for families to come to Christ
through the ministry of the Kids’ Clubs.
July 6, 2011 – The Bolls have not heard if rains
have come to Ouallam, so please continue to pray for rain. Pray
that the rains will come for the crops which are the main food
that most Zerma will have for the entire year.
July 7, 2011 - Please pray for Ramatou as she enters her
last trimester of pregnancy. Pray that she will continue to be
faithful in the church of Ouallam. Pray for her witness among her
family and friends. Pray for Sina to realize what he left when
he left the Way.
July 8, 2011 - Please pray for the Christians who many
times are the only Christian in their village. Pray for the Holy
Spirit to be their encouragement and support and to help them understand
the things they are learning from their studies. Pray that they
will be faithful to continue to study, to pray and when possible
to meet with others.
July 9, 2011 - The end of this month the Bolls will be
traveling to a very isolated place in New Mexico that has had very
little exposure to missions and the cooperative support. Pray the
Bolls will be able to minister to these churches and help them
to see the importance of working together cooperatively, supporting,
ministering, and helping others in Jesus' name.
July 10, 2011 - Before the Bolls left Ouallam, they
were able to have many visits with Aminu and Halidou. Pray that
both these men continue to gain strength and will soon be able
to walk and get out visiting and hopefully soon will be able to
return to work. Pray that they both realize that the prayers that
were prayed for them are the source of health and life.
July 11, 2011 -Pray for Ruth, our summer volunteer,
and her transition to a new language, people, and culture.
July 12, 2011 - Pray for fun and special times for Caleb.
Most of his friends have left Niger for the summer. Pray that his
mom and he will make some special memories this summer while Phil
and Caroline are in the U.S.
July 13, 2011 - Pray 1 Peter 2:9 over the Zerma—That
they would be a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people, that they may proclaim the praises of Him
who called them out of darkness into his marvelous light.
July 14, 2011 - Don turns 62 years old today. Thank God
for giving him about 25 of those years living among the Zerma people.
Pray his witness will continue to bring many to a saving grace
July 15, 2011 – Please pray for the Sustars and
Emily Elliott as they work to improve their French language skills
and develop interview questionnaires for the non-government organizations
and mission leaders who they will be meeting with over the next
few weeks and months.
July 16, 2011 - Thank you for your prayers for Teresa
and a ministry. The door has been opened in order for her to minister
in the local hospital in Benton, Arkansas. She has been through
the training and as time permits pray she will be able to work
as the Lord leads her.
July 17, 2011 - Please continue to pray for the Christians
in Ouallam. Albass is most likely still in the village with his
family planting. Pray that Albass will have the energy to help
with the preparation and planting of the crops. Pray that Phil
will be able to get the epilepsy medicine to him before he runs
July 18, 2011 - The Zerma team has personnel requests
for both a career position and short-term position. Pray that these
would be filled as we seek to reach the Zerma in areas where there
is no gospel witness.
July 19, 2011 – Ask God to bring the adults and
children to the Day Camps that Kimberly Cain and Ruth will be leading
this month that are ready to receive Jesus as their personal savior.
July 20, 2011 - Pray for Phil and Caroline as they travel
in the U.S. this month and Phil attends training in Idaho.
July 21, 2011 - Pray for the “seekers” among
the Zerma who are hearing the gospel, observing Christians, and
perhaps asking questions about Christ. Pray that they would hear
the truth and know clearly what they must do to respond.
July 22, 2011 – Pray for a group of Gormantche men
that Ben has been working with to begin gardening. Ask God to give
them a harvest of 100 fold from their gardens and the determination
and perseverance to stick with it until the harvest comes. Ask
God to give each of these men witnessing opportunities each day.
July 23, 2011 - Thank God for the existing churches in
Niamey and pray for courage in leadership for each of the churches,
pastors and for those who serve in these churches to see that each
of their gifts are to be used to serve the church and the community
in which they live.
July 24, 2011 - The Bolls will be sharing about the
work done among the Zerma with Ranchville Baptist Church in New
Mexico. Praise the Lord for the reception in the churches and for
added prayer supporters.
July 25, 2011 - Praise the Lord that two people have been baptized
in the village of “D”. Pray for their
spiritual growth, and for the growth of other believers in and
around this village.
July 26, 2011 - Thanks for your prayers for the construction of the
well in the village of “D.” The work has been
slow due to hard and rocky soil but it will hopefully be completed
July 27, 2011 - Thank God for a group of four men who
are taking a look at what the scriptures say about work, integrity,
and finances for both business and family. These men seem grateful
for this time to study and dialogue. Ask God to put into their
minds how to use these lessons as they lead their families and
initiate business efforts to support their families financially.
July 28, 2011 - Believe with us that God will shape a
team of intercessors among believers in the city of Niamey who
will choose to gather each week to pray for specific people they
know who are not yet followers of Jesus.
July 29, 2011 – Karis Sustar turns 8 today. We praise
God for her lively curiosity and her commitment to follow Christ
in baptism in June. Pray that Karis continues to be a lover of
July 30, 2011 - Most of the Zerma are farmers and are
relying on what they can grow during this short rainy season to
sustain them during the year. Pray for rain and an abundant harvest
this year. Pray for strength and stamina for those who are working
in the fields each day to cultivate and care for their crops.
July 31, 2011 - Praise the Lord for families and a
time of reunion. The Bolls will be at a family reunion the end
of the month. Praise the Lord for family support and for safe travels.
Kneeling together before the Most High God!
We are thankful for you!
The Zerma Team