“I am grateful that God always makes it possible for Christ to lead us to victory. God also helps us spread the knowledge about Christ everywhere and this knowledge is like the smell of perfume.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 CEV translation

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 – Did you know that women in Niger have the highest birth rate in the world? This means even with a high mortality rate, there is a large population of Zerma children. As you see young people today remember to pray for Zerma Team ministry among children.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 – Niger does not have the highest infant mortality rate in the world but it is one of the highest. Pray today for Zerma families who have new babies and for many who have lost their children. As you pray thank God for all our children and join Don and Teresa in rejoicing over the safe arrival of their 4th grandchild Skyler Addison born October 11th.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 – The Songhai and Niamey Urban teams continue to work with the media team to complete the production of video segments for use in communicating what is taking place here in Niger. Please continue to pray that this will be completed by the end of November.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 – We’re beginning to see evidence of more people stepping into what God has for them to do. Continue to pray that each of us will be intentional in learning how to work together as a body with one purpose.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 – A church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas will host a Mission's Fair today. Pray that the various events will clearly communicate what God is doing in the world to draw the lost to him. Some of the events include: mission’s awareness - meeting missionaries, seeing various displays and tasting foods from around the world, making others aware of life among peoples of the world such as the Zerma people. Pray for those attending and those participating.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 – Don and Teresa will be sharing during the morning worship at a Mission's Fair. Pray that they would be able to share about the work among the Zerma and for God to call out those he wants to come and minister to the Zerma.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 – Emily has begun studying the book called “Soul Cravings” with a group of her students at her house. Pray with us for God to show them where he is at work not only in this world but in each of their individual lives. Lord, help Emily see how to lead discussions and even which specific entries from the book to use that will make a heart connection with each of these students who are eagerly seeking purpose for their lives.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 – Today is Election Day in the USA. Let us thank the Lord for the many freedoms we enjoy. Pray for other countries that do not have the freedom we do. Ask God to bless the Zerma people in their freedom of elections.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 – Pray for the new outreach groups that are being started, that they would grow, that God would raise up leaders among them, and that they would become strong churches.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 – Pray as our team continues to build relationship with young men in FADA’s in the city so that they can discover how their influence can bring change in this city. Ask the Lord to reveal himself to each of them as we have weekly conversations.

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 – As our urban team works to discover what different organizations, churches, and businesses are currently doing in the city, ask God’s Spirit to reveal His wisdom in how to build healthy relationships with each of these groups of people. Our vision is for Niamey to become an Oasis of Hope – a place where people discover true hope for their lives in Jesus.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 – Lord we ask that you give each of us, as your followers, courage to obey each word that you give us and to understand how to influence others in the city to do the same.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 –In 1984 the members of Liberty Baptist, Princeton, Kentucky promised to prayerfully support the Bolls. They have kept their promise and have gone even farther. Don and Teresa have been able to visit them several times giving reports of the work in Niger. Praise the Lord that Liberty still has a vision. The Bolls will be speaking at their “Mission's Revival" 13-16 November. Pray that this church's vision for missions will overflow to other churches and people in the community.

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 – Recently, Phil gave a Bible to “M”, a teacher. Pray that as “M” reads it, God would give him insight and understanding. Pray that the truths of scripture would penetrate his heart and that God would break down the barriers of doubt and disbelief.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 – Good medical care for Zerma people is usually far away and the mode of transportation is slow; usually a donkey cart. This causes a lot of anxiety and suffering for those that are sick and are seeking medical attention. Don & Teresa are thankful to have already passed several parts of their medical exams. They still have several more visits. Praise the Lord they are in pretty good shape for the shape they are in after 28 years in Niger!

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 – Pray with us that God would give Don and Teresa, Ben and Cindy, and Phil and Kimberly the spirit of wisdom and revelation; so that they may know Him better. (Ephesians 1:17) We need wisdom to see God’s priorities. The demands on our time make maintaining a devotional life a challenge.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 –We praise and thank God for all of you who partner with us by praying faithfully on our behalf and for the Zerma people. We ask that you pray for First Baptist Church Sandersville, Georgia as they make plans to send volunteer teams to Niger in 2012. Ask God to give them wisdom and direction as they prepare and plan the details of these trips.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 – Today Sahel Academy, where many of our children attend school, will rent the local soccer stadium and have their annual field day competitions. Pray that this will be a fun time and that no one will be injured. Pray that the believers there will be strong witnesses.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 – Christ made it clear that following him does not give us immunity from tribulation. Pray for the Zerma believers who are going through trials and tribulations that they would hold fast to their faith. Pray that God would ease their burdens and protect them from the schemes of Satan.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 – The Bolls will be speaking to "Discover the Joy” Baptist Church today. Pray this newly organized church will catch the mission vision of the Cooperative Program, Lottie Moon Christmas offering and other mission visions, making the Zerma Team’s work in Niger possible.

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011- Emily’s semester of English classes has begun at the University. Pray her example in the classroom will result in students asking her what compels her to live life with the passion she does and discover that Jesus is the reason.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 – As a team we have begun prayer walking each week together and continue to believe that strongholds are being broken down. Continue praying this month for those who are seeking Jesus to overcome the fear of what others will say or think and choose to follow Him without reservation and communicate that decision to us and to others around them.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 – Pray for Ami and her husband. Both are baptized believers, but they chose to have a Mu*lim naming ceremony for their new baby. Ask God to strengthen their faith and give them courage to live it out.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 - Thanksgiving Day as celebrated in the U.S. is not celebrated among Zerma people. Pray for Zerma people as they in general do not have much physical wealth or even an abundance of food. The Bolls will be spending time with family during the Thanksgiving week. They are very thankful to be able to spend extra time this year as much of Teresa's family will be together.

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 – Hassi, the pastor’s wife at a church we are working with, has invited four other local churches to join her church and work together to teach the Christmas Story to the children. In addition to the story children are to memorize certain verses and create a skit about the Christmas story. There will be a completion on Dec. 9 & 16 where all five groups will come together. Pray that this will be a fun; encouraging time and the children will be diligent in memorizing their verses.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 – Today is Kanesa Snow’s birthday. Kanesa is currently attending seminary in North Carolina and ministering to West Africans that are living in the Raleigh area. Pray for Kanesa to have physical stamina to maintain her schedule and for soul mates that share her passion for God.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 – Pray for our physical health. Pray for restful sleep. Malaria season is still here and with numerous power outages it can be difficult to sleep at night.

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 – Pray for Phil and Kimberly as they continue to fill in for Mark and Deanna at the business office and guesthouse. Thank you for your prayers on our behalf! They do make a difference.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 – Ask God to give Emily, Cindy and Ben an improved ability to speak in French in the city and for the perseverance to press forward and immerse ourselves in settings where only French is spoken in order to continue to make progress. We continue to see how important it is that we speak French well as we work in Niamey.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 - Today is Caroline’s 18th birthday. We rejoice in all that God is doing in her life. Pray for her as she has heavy course loads to complete before graduation in May. Pray that she will clearly hear the Father’s voice and walk in the plans he has for her life.

Being strengthened together by the power of His might!

The Zerma Team