“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask
or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to
him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20
God for our wonderful spiritual retreat in March. We were refreshed
and renewed. Pray for God to more than
we ask or imagine among the lives of the Zerma and for us to expect
great things daily from God.
2—Pray for Phil as he travels to Sarando each Monday
to teach a discipleship class. Pray that the believer would grow
strong and bold in their faith. Pray for the ones who come out
of curiosity or interest to accept the good news of God’s
love for them.
April 3—Please pray for Teresa as she is dealing with some health issues
and would appreciate your prayer especially for a doctor appointment today.
you for your prayers for Caroline and her senior class as they
took their senior trip. They enjoyed a wonderful
time, traveling mercies, and grew closer to each other.
5—Praise God for the spiritual maturity we’re
seeing develop in Caleb. Pray that he will continue to grow in
wisdom and discernment in an ever closer walk with the Father.
6—Pray for Kimberly as she continues to balance the
guesthouse office, ministry, and family. Pray for times of refreshment
in God’s word.
that as we go out to minister with the Zerma that we do so expecting
to see great things and confident in the
fact that the Lord is at work among our people.
is Easter Sunday, celebrated by believers around the world. Pray
that the message of Easter would be proclaimed
throughout Niger today and that our Muslim friends would come to
know and believe that Jesus died for their sins and rose again.
9—Please pray for Adamou - a dear friend of the Bolls.
He was very interested and even admitted that he is a believer.
Pray that he will be even more dedicated. We’re grateful
for the technology he has been able to use to telephone the Bolls
in the U.S. which has encouraged them greatly.
for Phil as he travels to Ghana today for a leadership meeting
along with two colleagues from Niger. Pray
for safety as they travel and for their time with other leaders
as they plan ministry and discuss strategy over the next four days
11—Pray for the two kids clubs that meet on Wednesday
afternoons. Pray that the children would grow in their understanding
and faith in God’s word.
12— Pray for God’s
Spirit to move among the Zerma, convicting them of sin and their
need for a Savior. Pray
that He would open the eyes of their heart so that they may know
13—Pray for Aissa, one of the women whose children
attend one of the kids clubs. She has been listening to the Bible
stories and staying nearby during the story time. Pray that her
eyes would be opened to the truth of God’s love for her.
pray for Ramatou and her witness. She is no longer living in
Ouallam, but in a new town where it is sometimes
difficult to remain faithful where there may not be others to fellowship
and worship with.
new believers grow in their faith, many would like to learn to
read and write in Zerma so they can read the Bible
for themselves. Pray that God would strengthen that desire and
that He would provide opportunities and teachers for them to learn
16—Pray for Ali and Miou, two boys who attends kids’ clubs.
Pray that they will choose to give their lives to Jesus.
ministry among the Zerma is focused mainly on Niger, however
there are Zerma in many other countries, including
the U.S. Pray that these Zerma, many of whom are far from home
and family, would have opportunities to hear the gospel wherever
the Lord for the new babies that were born in Ouallam. Teresa
was able to talk to Salamatou and the babies
are all doing good. Pray that these mothers and babies will be
a very positive influence in Ouallam.
is apparently still out in a smaller village. It seems that he
missed so much school due to his epilepsy episodes
that he was not allowed back in school. Pray for him as his medicine
will be more difficult to get. Please pray for Albass and also
remember to pray for his Christian witness - which will be more
difficult because of the pressure in a smaller village.
20—Please pray for Zongo, especially since Albass
is still gone. (She is Albass’ grandmother). Pray for her
Christian witness as well as her health and eyesight. She was losing
much of her sight before the Bolls left.
Bolls will speak at the Mississippi Missionary Parent's Fellowship
meeting at Camp Garaywa in Clinton, Mississippi.
Pray for this event as the Bolls share about work among the Zerma.
Pray for the many parents that see their children and grandchildren
serve in various places around the world. Pray that the Bolls will
be able to share and encourage many during this time.
need your continued prayers for wisdom and discernment on our
part as we seek ways to meet the needs of the Zerma who
are hungry and experiencing food shortages. Pray for these needs,
especially the children who are prone to malnutrition and dehydration.
23—Pray for “G”,
a Zerma believer who lost his wife recently to an illness. Pray
for him and his young
children that God would fill him with peace and an awareness of
His grace as they grieve and struggle to cope with their loss
for the children who attend school in the village of Tchangarey.
They meet in four small hangars made from
wood poles and grass mats and sit on the ground because they have
no benches or desks. Pray that God would give them hearts and minds
that love learning in spite of their circumstances. Pray for their
teachers as well.
the Lord that Halidou is still doing good. He had a back problem
that seemed impossible to heal - but you
prayed and he was totally healed. He is still walking to work and
praising the Lord for his healing.
26—Pray for Hassi, Pastor Amadou’s
wife, to be healed from her health problems. Pray for wisdom
for the doctors
that treat her.
you for your prayers for the volunteer team from Sandersville
last month. They spent time in several different
villages and were able to share the gospel many times through the
Jesus film and in conversations and teaching times. They were also
able to encourage and disciple believers in these villages.
Bolls will participate in an On Mission Conference in the Ashville,
Alabama area. Pray for this event as many missionaries
share their stories of work around the world. If you are in the
area please attend to help encourage and learn better how to pray
and support work among the Zerma people.
29—We are thankful for all of our wonderful prayer
supporters. We praise God for you. You’re a vital part of
all the ministry here in Niger.
30—Please pray for the Bolls as they will be attending
two "events" the end of April and early May. Pray for
safe travels, wisdom in packing and times of sharing about the
Zerma people so others will catch a vision how they may take a
part in winning people around the world to Christ.
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