for Caroline today as she travels to Georgia for the MK (missionary
kid) Re-entry Retreat. Pray that all the
MKs will have a special time together and that all the information
shared will be helpful to her transition to life in the U.S.
you for praying for our travels in the U.S. in July. We had to
drive through several bad storms and we experienced
God’s protection. We’re so blessed to be settled into
the mission house at Ouachita Baptist University.
3—Pray for the Zerma as they are participating in
Ramadan (the Muslim fast) this month. Pray that God will give them
visions and dreams and that their eyes and hearts would be open
to the truth of God’s love for them.
the Bolls as they continue to adjust to retirement and deal with
family matters. Pray that God would give them wisdom
and discernment about where and how to spend their time.
5—Pray for Caleb as he is seeking out friendships
with boys of his age, while we’re stateside. Pray for a special
friend for Caleb.
6—Thank you for praying for the rain to come in Niger!
We’re getting reports that Niger is receiving a lot of rain
right now. Pray that the rain would continue to come and that there
would be good crops to harvest in Niger.
continue to pray for the Zerma as they fast during this month
of Ramadan. Pray that as they seek to please
God through their prayers and fasting that they would come to understand
that they can never please God apart from the Savior.
for the Zerma believers and seekers to learn more dependence
on God. Relationships are very important to the
Zerma. Pray that God would use our time in the states to deepen
their trust and reliance on Him.
9—Pray that God would continue to call out workers—career,
short-term, and volunteers, to come join us in reaching the Zerma
with the Good News.
10—Please pray for rest and relaxation for our family
while we’re stateside for two months. Pray that we will be
restored and refreshed when we return to Niger.
11—Pray for us to give all our anxious thoughts
to God and rest in His peace. “Don’t worry about
anything, but, in everything with prayer and petition with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which
surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ
Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
are many widows among the Zerma who struggle to provide for their
children. Pray that God would provide the
means for them to support their children.
crops grow and become rooted in the soil across Niger this rainy
season, pray that Zerma Christians would grow
in their faith and that their faith would be deeply rooted in the
Word, able to withstand doubts and fears.
of our Muslim friends are seeking righteousness through their
works. Pray that they would understand fully that
none of us are righteous apart from a life yielded to Christ.
that we will have personal time with the Lord and to get our
direction from Him. “The Lord God has
given me the tongue of those who are instructed to know how to
sustain the weary with a word…He awakens my ear to listen
like those being instructed.” Isaiah 50:4
16—Pray for the laborers God will be sending among
the Zerma in the coming months—pray that He will equip and
prepare them for the task of sharing the Gospel and making disciples.
17—Pray that Zerma believers would be filled with
the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
moves into the dorm today. Pray for her transition to life in
the U.S. Pray for her to develop good relationships
with her peers and for at least one special friend she can connect
with while at Ouachita Baptist University.
is ending today. As the Zerma celebrate the end of a month of
fasting, pray that they would realize that
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and the only way to salvation.
for unity among believers in Niger—pray
that their love for each other would be a strong testimony about
how God works in our lives.
21—Pray for our friend Yacouba and his family as
they’re involved in many ministry projects. Yacouba has established
a television station in Niamey through which he will be able to
broadcast Christian programming. Pray that this ministry would
touch many lives across Niger.
that God would help Zerma believers to be courageous and bold
in confessing Christ and sharing the gospel.
for those villages and areas where the name of Christ is not
yet known and the Word of God has not been heard.
Pray that God would reveal Himself and that His word would spread
throughout these areas.
that God would shower His grace upon the Zerma and open their
hearts and minds to receive the Truth.
25—Pray for the children who attend Kids’ Clubs
to recall and remember Bible stories and Biblical truths while
they aren’t meeting until Kimberly’s return.
that Zerma believers would resist temptation and learn the importance
of prayer in their daily lives.
that as Zerma Christians read or hear the scriptures, they would
learn to apply it in their daily lives.
Pray they would learn the importance of obedience.
for the government leaders of Niger, that they would govern wisely
as they try to address the many needs
of their country. Pray that they would seek God and come to know
heard reports that large swarms of locusts could do much damage
to crops in Niger this year. Pray
that this will not be the case.
for churches to be planted across Niger. Pray that the day will
come when all the Zerma have access to a
church within easy walking distance. Pray that existing churches
will have a vision for planting other churches.
that Zerma believers would know the peace and presence of the
Lord in a special way today.
you for your prayers! They are a vital part of God’s
work among the Zerma!