“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” John 14:1

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – Several hundred Zerma students heard the Gospel in February as a result of the HOPE sponsored latrine project. Pray that they all ponder what they heard and that God would convict their hearts to accept the truth.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – Pray for us as we plan our ministry/strategy budgets for 2012. Pray that God would give us vision and discernment in how best to use our resources. Pray that we would be good stewards of the funds and resources we use.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 – The first couple of weeks in March will be difficult for the Bolls as they say good-bye to some very close friends. The Zerma team will be hosting a "farewell" for them on the 4th of March. Pray for the Bolls as they continue to prepare to leave, Niger where they have spent 29 years in ministry.

Friday, March 4, 2011 – Today is Ben Sustar’s birthday. Ask God to give him wisdom, discernment and many open doors to share the Gospel.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 – Pray that Kimberly will find someone to help her with the Kid’s Clubs.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 – Continue to pray for the churches in Niger to be a light in their communities, a place where the word of God is taught and known, and 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.

Monday, March 7, 2011 – Ask the Lord to continue to give a young pastor courage and vision to lead this young church in Goudel, to multiply in this city the way that God already has planned. Ask the Lord to increase his understanding of what is needed to engage this city as communities or as unique groupings of people from multiple communities.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – Today is Mark Ledlow’s birthday. Ask God use him to help the Church in Bonjidi grow in number and in strength. Ask God to give them a spiritual hunger for his Word.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 – Ask God to give us wisdom and discernment as we are continually bombarded with requests for financial assistance from our friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. Pray that God would give us wisdom and discernment in knowing how to respond to these requests. Pray for those who are truly in need, especially widows and orphans, that their needs would be met.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 – Pray that our churches would grow, both spiritually and in number. Pray that they would seek to honor and glorify God in their worship, preaching, and all that they do.

Friday, March 11, 2011 – March 11th the Bolls leave Niger for their final stateside assignment. Please pray for safe travel, a time of beginnings and endings as they will be staying a short time in France. They are hoping to locate some Zerma people, visit their former French language tutor as well as homes, places and see if they remember any French!

Saturday, March 12, 2011 – Teresa Bolls' Mother, Dean Cameron, died January 21st. Thank you for your prayers for the past 5 years as she dealt with various health complications. Please pray for Teresa and her family as they get together at the end of this month. Also, pray for the Zerma people that Teresa shared with about her Mother's death. Pray they come to know and understand true love and assurance found only in Christ

Sunday, March 13, 2011 – The Ouallam outreach point that was at one time a church still struggles to meet with a few believers. Only one is baptized. Pray for wisdom and strength only God can provide as they continue to be the group that God wants them to be.

Monday, March 14, 2011 – Pray that God’s word would go forth with power today among the Zerma people. Pray that believers would be strengthened in their faith, that seekers would find the truth and the light, and that the lost would be convicted of their sin and their need for a Savior.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – Pray for Phil as he travels to Burkina Faso for meetings with our area leadership. Pray for our leadership as they lead and encourage others in their ministry. Pray that God would direct us and give us wisdom as we seek to reach the Zerma people with the Gospel.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – Today is Phil Cain's birthday. Pray for him as he leads the Zerma team and his family. Pray for the groups of men that he meets with every week and for encouragement by seeing strong, faithful leaders develop among the Zerma people.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 – Young men in groups called FADA’s in the city continue gathering daily to share life together. Ask the Lord to give Ben clear understanding in connecting with young men from 3 of these groups because they are asking questions about what faith in Jesus includes for them.

Friday, March 18, 2011 – Pray for Stacey as she leaves Niger today. We are thankful for her and her nine month commitment to the Zerma People. We are thankful for all that she accomplished while she was here. Pray for her adjustment back to the states and that all the seeds that were planted among the Zerma people would bear much fruit.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 – Continue to pray about the kids whose father will not let them come to Kid’s Club and pray that the Bible stories Kimberly shares with them will change their lives.

Sunday, March 20, 2011 – Pray for Stacey and her husband Michael as they seek God for the next chapter in their lives.

Monday, March 21, 2011 – Pray for the family of baby "M" and for their salvation. Kimberly and Stacey have visited them many times. Baby "M' was very sick and malnourished, but is doing much better now. Pray that they will recognize Jesus as their healer and deliverer. We are grateful for their openness to prayers for him in Jesus' name.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 – Continue praying for the women that Stacey and Kimberly visit every Tuesday and Friday.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – Not only did the Jardin d'enfant (Headstart type school) receive a latrine, but they also got a door that locks on the latrine, a gate to close the compound to help keep others out of their learning situation. They also received learning and activity resources. "Thank you" and "May God Bless You for your help" are statements of gratitude, from all the students, teachers and the villages.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 – Thank God for 7 men who are gathering with Ben in K-town to look at what the scriptures say about work, integrity, and the purpose of business. Ask the Lord to etch what is discovered in the scriptures in our minds so that as we work in this city in businesses of different types, others will influenced by our choices and choose to follow Jesus through these relationships of business.

Friday, March 25, 2011 – Pray for Cindy as she continues to discover unique qualities of her grade 5/6 students that will allow her to teach them new concepts in ways that each one masters them in the classroom.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 – Taken from Jeremiah 29:7, pray this for our city of Niamey – “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Agree with us together that God is moving us to see this capital city become one where His name is revered and those who come here see that hope can be found here in Him.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 – The Zerma team has worked together forming a close relationship and separation can be as from family. Pray for the Bolls, Sustars, Cains and Ledlows as the Bolls leave the field; pray that the rest of the team will be able to continue to encourage each other and fellow believers especially in Ouallam and surrounding areas.

Monday, March 28, 2011 – It was good to see Albass return from a bush village for a visit. He played the drum at church almost like he had never been away. As Albass grows into manhood pray he keeps in mind all God has shown and taught him the last several years and be strong among few believers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 – Pray for teachers will to come and teach at Sahel Academy for the 2011-2012 school year. Ask God to send Godly teachers who have a desire to invest in the lives of students. Those interested can contact Amber Marshall at serve@sahelacademy.com or find information at www.sahelacademy.com. Most of the Southern Baptist children attend this school. When there are not enough teachers the moms usually homeschool, so the school is a huge asset to our ministry.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – March usually marks a definite transition in the weather, namely a definite rise in temperature to the 100's by end of the month. Pray for Zerma people’s health as they seem to live in constant weather extremes of very cool, to hot and hotter, to 3 months of rain and 9 months with none.

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Several believers in many villages will no doubt miss the Boll’s presence in their village lives the next few months and probably years. Pray that they hold in their hearts with assurance that God will not forsake them, to place their complete trust and faith in Him who loves them much.

Seeking God together!

The Zerma Team