“…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

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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 harvest.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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 witness.

Monday, 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!

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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 she entered.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 – Pray for the many Christians in the Ouallam area as they learn, listen, seek wisdom from the Holy Spirit.

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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 in Niger.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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.

Monday, June 20, 2011 – Pray for Ruth, a summer missionary, who arrives in Niger today. Pray for her adjustment to the heat, language and culture

Tuesday, 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"!

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Sunday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.