“…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
June 1, 2011 – Teresa Boll’s birthday is
today. Pray for her and Don as they begin speaking in churches.
Tonight they speak at First Baptist Church, Clovis, New Mexico.
Pray also that Teresa will be available to minister in various
areas in the U.S.
June 2, 2011 – June is the month that the rains
begin to fall in Niger. Pray that God would supply this dry country
with enough rain this year that the farmers might have an abundant
June 3, 2011 – Today will mark forty years of marriage
for Don and Teresa, with 33 of
these years either directly working on the mission field or preparing
for it. Pray for other couples that are feeling the call to serve
in some capacity to serve the Lord.
June 4, 2011 – Pray for those who hear the gospel
today, whether it is on the radio, from a cassette, or through
the witness of a friend. Pray that God would open their hearts
and minds to receive His truth.
June 5, 2011 – Please pray for Albass as he has
returned to live in the bush several miles from Ouallam. Pray that
he will remember the many things he learned and will be a positive
June 6, 2011 – Pray for the believers in the town
of ‘K”, that they would remain steadfast in their faith
and that God would raise up leaders who know the hope of His calling,
the riches of His blessings for those who are in Christ, and the
greatness of His power toward those who believe. Pray that for
us missionaries too!
June 7, 2011 – Pray for Teresa as she is seeking
the "ministry" that God has for her. Living in the U.S.
is a little different without going to villages and teaching. Pray
that Teresa will be willing and available to do as the Lord calls.
June 8, 2011 – Please pray for Zongo as Albass
is no longer her "eyes". Although she has had cataract
surgery several years ago, she does not see well and Albass helped
a great deal. Pray that Zongo will continue to follow the path
June 9, 2011 –Today is the last day of school
for Sahel Academy for the year. Thank you for praying for the students.
Please pray for the seniors as they graduate and move on to their
next phase of life. Many of them will be attending universities
in the states which will be a huge cultural jump.
June 10, 2011 – Today is Jeremy Ledlow’s birthday.
Pray for him as he provides for family. Ask God to give he and
Heidi wisdom as they raise their twin daughters.
June 11, 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.
June 12, 2011 – Pray for the many Christians in
the Ouallam area as they learn, listen, seek wisdom from the Holy
June 13, 2011 – We are in the process of helping
a small group of believers in the village of “D” with
a well that they will use for gardening. We, through the IMB, supply
the materials and they supply the labor. Pray that this would be
a source of abundant water and that this garden project would prosper.
Pray for this group of believers that they would grow in their
faith and be strong witnesses to those around them
June 14, 2011 – As security issues arise and pass,
please pray for many Zerma people who live everyday life in these
situations. Sometimes the danger is far from them and other times
it is very close to home.
June 15, 2011 – It can be very difficult at times
to be separated from friends and love ones. Pray for these times
that happen to almost all of us and especially for Zerma who find
themselves in situations separated from friends and immediate family.
June 16, 2011 – Pray for Stacey Franks as she
continues to share about the Zerma people with churches in the
states. Ask God to give her the right words to say. Ask God to
give her and her husband Mike wisdom as they minister to his sister
who is dying of AIDS.
June 17, 2011 – The Bolls' were to be speaking at,
at least six churches in Alabama. As you may remember, the tornados
were very destructive. Please pray for the many in Alabama, Mississippi
and Georgia as they rebuild lives, homes and churches. The Bolls
are asking for the Lord to open a way for them to be able to go
to some if not all of these churches and share of the work done
June 18, 2011 – Today is Brandy’s birthday.
Pray for her and her husband Danny as they make plans for the future
and seek God for the next phase in their lives.
June 19, 2011 – We praise God for Karis Sustar.
She chose to be baptized in May along with several other students
at Sahel Academy. Pray for her as she grows up that she will also
grow in wisdom and strength in the Lord.
June 20, 2011 – Pray for Ruth, a summer missionary,
who arrives in Niger today. Pray for her adjustment to the heat,
language and culture
June 21, 2011 – Pray for the Bolls as they
travel. This month they will be on the road a great deal and will
need wisdom and protection - traveling in the U.S. is not the same
as following the goat paths in the African "bush"!
June 22, 2011 – Pray for the moms in the “G” neighborhood
of Niamey. Pray that God would speak to them through the Bibles
stories that they are hearing at the kids’ clubs. Pray that
many families would come to Christ in this neighborhood.
June 23, 2011 – Pray for Phil and Caroline as
they travel to the U.S. today. Phil will be attending a training
seminar in Idaho while Caroline will stay with Kimberly’s
mom. Along the way they plan to visit a college campus in Arkansas
where Caroline is thinking of going and Phil will take a few days
of vacation time to visit his parents.
June 24, 2011 – Pray for Kimberly and Caleb as they
are in Niger while Phil and Caroline are in the states. Pray that
Kimberly would manage her time well with ministry and family responsibilities.
June 25, 2011 – Thank you for praying for the
Bolls as they adjust to the many differences found in America.
They continue to be amazed, but seem to be settling in with a total
different way of life.
June 26, 2011 – Thank God for the passion and gifts
of Emily Elliott who works with university students in Niamey as
she teams with Ben and Cindy and their girls on the new Urban Team
in Niamey. Ask God to give Emily clear vision as she influences
these students through teaching English at the university.
June 27, 2011 –Please pray for the ministry the
Bolls have with one of their new neighbors. Pray for Heather as
she has dealt with cancer. Please join us in praying that this
will be her second remission and will be healed.
June 28, 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.
June 29, 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.
June 30, 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.
Thank you for joining the Zerma Team in lifting our prayers before
our holy God.