“Look and be amazed at what's happening among the nations! Even if you were told, you would never believe what's taking place now.” Habakkuk 1:5

Thursday, September 1, 2011 – Thank you for your many prayers for our friends and neighbors this past month during Ramadan. We know that many of them heard the Gospel. Continue to pray that they would heed the call of God to trust in Jesus for their salvation.

Friday, September 2, 2011 – Praise God for the wonderful kids’ camps this summer. Between 90 and 100 children heard about God’s plan for their lives, from creation to Jesus’ death and resurrection. There were definitely times every day during the Bible story that you could see God at work on the hearts and minds of these precious children. Thank you for your prayers!

Saturday, September 3, 2011 – Continue to pray for the children that come to the weekly Kids’ Clubs. There are many new children that are attending because of the camps this summer. Pray that God would draw these families closer to himself and that many would decide to follow Jesus. Pray every Saturday for the two Kid’s Club that Kimberly leads. One is in “G” neighborhood and the other one is in “KK” neighborhood.

Sunday, September 4, 2011 – Pray for the Songhai and Niamey Urban teams as they work with a media team in completing video segments for use in communicating what is taking place here in Niger and for the obedient response of those who view these segments.

Monday, September 5, 2011 – Pray for Phil’s Bible Study in “S” village on Monday mornings. Ask God to give Phil the words to share and for open and receptive hearts among those that participate in the Bible Study.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – Please pray for the believers in the village of “D” that they would stand firm in their faith and grow in their knowledge of the Savior. In June and July we asked for your prayers as they worked on digging a well. They have made progress, but had to stop because of the farming season. Pray that it would be completed soon and be an abundant source of water for their garden project.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – Pray for the two Kid’s Club that Kimberly leads every Wednesday afternoon. Ask God to open the hearts and ears of the children and their parents to hear and receive His word.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 – Pray for “B” as he seeks to make disciples in the area of Niamey where he lives. Pray for him as he shares the Gospel through teaching literacy. Pray that God would bless his ministry and that he would find regular employment so he can support his family.

Friday, September 9, 2011 – Pray that God would raise up men and women among the Zerma who love Him and know His word and will help lead this generation out of bondage to the evil one and into the light of Christ where true freedom can be found.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 – Pray that our ability to understand and speak the Zarma language, along with insight into the culture, would continue to increase so that we might be more effective communicators of the Gospel among the Zerma.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 – Pray for families with aging elders. Zerma families usually take total care of elder parents and other immediate relatives. In general, much care and respect is given all elderly people. Please also pray for missionary parents and the difficulty encountered in assisting with aging family members via long distance.

Monday, September 12, 2011 – Pray for Zerma people who live outside their normal boundaries in various countries around the world including the U.S. Pray for a Zerma man from Niger that is working in the U.S. God worked it out so that Bolls have already made contact with him and he is excited about when the Bolls move to Mississippi. Pray for the Bolls as they minister to him and his brothers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – It's a little odd to see a man riding atop a camel talking on his cell phone. New technology over the last several years has presented challenging new possibilities and many avenues for ministry. Pray for wisdom in best ways to utilize this new technology to spread the Gospel among the Zerma.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – Don and Teresa seem to be adjusting to a very different schedule - thank you for your prayers. In August the Bolls were able to attend a children's camp in Southern Arkansas. Most of the children and all the staff became very interested in missions and the work done in other parts of the world. At the end of the camp 7 children accepted Christ. Praise the Lord!

Thursday, September 15, 2011 – Thank you for your prayers for Teresa as she works as a volunteer Chaplain in a hospital. People have been very receptive to her and to the God she serves. Although it is quite different than Ouallam, the folks that are in the hospital are very appreciative of a visit and prayer.

Friday, September 16, 2011 – The Bolls have been able to visit and share with various churches, and have very few "open weekends" left for the rest of this year. Praise the Lord for a greater awareness and more people praying for the Zerma and the work in Niger.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 –The Bolls will be visiting and sharing with First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, TN on September 21st. Pray for clear communication and for God to help this church as they desire to become a partnering church with the Zerma. Praise the Lord for this endeavor.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 – The Bolls will be traveling to Missouri during September for an "On Missions Conference. Pray for traveling mercies and that the churches will become aware of the work for the Zerma and become even more involved.

Monday, September 19, 2011 – The Bolls were able to have a good visit with family in New Mexico during the month of August. They were able to share in a church in Ranchville, New Mexico and were able to speak in the Deming area.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 – Teresa is making plans to attend 2 special Bible Studies during this month. Praise the Lord for a time of fellowship and study with other women that love the Lord and want to know more about Him and how to better serve Him.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – This is the time of year when many families struggle as food supplies have run out and crops are not quite ready for harvest. Food prices in the markets are very expensive. Pray for those who lack sufficient food, that their physical needs would be met.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 – Lord, thank you for the gifts of each part of your body called the church. Help each of us embrace the different gifts that you give us and learn how to work together as a body with one purpose (1 Corinthians 12:18-20).

Friday, September 23, 2011 – Join us in praying for the university students that Emily is in relationship with so that they discover where their true significance and identity are rooted - in relationship with Jesus.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 – Young men in FADA’s in the city are searching for ways to make a living and to have lives that make a difference. Lord, help us know how to equip these men with the truth and specific skills that are needed to live the lives you have intended for them.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 – Pray for spiritual leadership among the Zerma believers. Ask God to rise up leaders with a desire to know Him and who will be bold in sharing their faith. Ask God to strengthen and teach pastor Amadou and his wife as they lead the church in Goudel; revealing to him specific teachings from Acts that this young congregation needs to understand as he works through the book of Acts with us.

Monday, September 26, 2011 – Pray for Phil and Kimberly as they are filling in for Mark and Deanna Ledlow. Pray that they would balance their time and energies well. Pray for Mark and Deanna as they are on stateside assignment until January. Pray for their safety as they travel many miles on the roads to speak in churches and spend time with family. Pray that their medical check-ups would go well and that they would have opportunities for rest and renewal.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – As our urban team works to discover what different organizations and churches 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 in the city.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – Pray for our children in school that they will be bold witnesses for Christ and be peacemakers in their relationships. Caroline Cain is a senior this year; Caleb Cain and Rachel Sustar have started middle school. They are both in the seventh grade. Christin Sustar is in the sixth grade and Karis Sustar is in the third grade.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 – Pray for connections to be made in the “G” neighborhood of Niamey between the Kids’ Club that meets there on Saturday and the church. Pray that many of the children and their parents would come to church.

Friday, September 30, 2011 - Lord we ask that you give us, as your followers, courage to obey each word that you give us and to influence others to do the same.

Thank you for joining us at the throne of God.

The Zerma Team