“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may
be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has
called you, the
riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably
great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19
1-Pray for “Ami,” a Zerma believer. Pray for
her to grow in her faith and understanding so that she may be a
2-Pray for “Ami” to be a good example of
a Christian wife and mother so that other women around her could
see the difference Christ makes in a woman’s life here.
3-Praise God for “Ami’s” help with
the kids’ club that meets at the church in the “G” neighborhood.
Pray for her as helps Kimberly with reviewing the Bible stories
with the children.
4-Pray for “Ami’s” husband. He has
made a decision to follow Christ even to the point of baptism.
Pray for him to return to attending church regularly and to be
a good husband and father.
5- Pray for “Melanie”, Ami’s oldest
child. She is 8 years old and helps her mother with taking care
of her three younger siblings and many of the household chores.
6-Pray for “Mark,” Ami’s second child.
Pray for him to grow in the areas of respect, obedience, and self
7-Pray for “Abe,” Ami’s third child.
Pray for his health, growth, and development.
8-Pray for “Nancy,” Ami’s fourth child.
Pray her to grow up healthy, strong, and to choose to follow Christ.
9-Pray for the lost among the Zerma. Ask God to reveal
himself to those who are like sheep without a shepherd and who
are blinded by the evil one. Pray that He would open their eyes
and hearts to the truth and that we who live among these lost
sheep will be ready always to the Good News of the hope that
is within us.
10-Pray for our children’s school, Sahel Academy,
to have a full staff for next year. There are many teachers who
are leaving or who are on home assignment. Pray that those who
hear God’s call to come and teach in Niger would be obedient
11-Praise God for the 40+ children coming to the Saturday afternoon
kids’ club in the “G” neighborhood.
We’re meeting at the church and now some of the kids are
coming to church on Sundays.
12-Praise God for the wonderful two weeks that volunteers
Stacey and Michael Frank had in January among the Zerma.
13- please pray for the men in the discipleship class Phil is
in “S” town. Pray for men to be bold
witnesses among their villages.
14-Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a moment to thank
God for His incredible gift of love and that we have the privilege
to be in relationship with Him. Lift up the Zerma that they might
have the joy of being in a personal relationship with Him.
15-Please pray for “C” village as Phil shares
Bible stories with them.
16- Thank you for praying for Pastor “A” last
month. His mother is very will and he had to go and visit her.
They have now brought her into Niamey for treatment. Pray for her
restored health and for her to hear and believe the words of life
Pastor “A” is sharing with her.
17-Check out Phil and Kimberly Cain’s new blog
for pictures and information about their lives and ministry in
Niger at pnkcain.blogspot.com
18-Pray for Don and Teresa as they share about working
with the Zerma people at an On Mission Conference in Hazelhurst,
Mississippi, February 18th -22nd. If you are in the area they would
love to see you!
19-In almost every prayer letter we include a request
related to hunger. It may sound repetitive, but it also gives you
some idea of the physical condition of many here in Niger. From
week to week we encounter people at our door saying they have nothing
to eat or feed their family. Again, there were many areas in Niger
that had little to no harvest last fall, so food supplies are running
out and many heads of households have left their homes to look
for food or work. Pray for the people of Niger, that God would
supply their needs.
20- Thanks for your prayers for the village of “D” and
the well we helped install there with funds from Baptist Global
Relief. A group of believers want to start a garden area and begin
planting. Pray that God would bless their efforts and that they
would have an abundant yield of fruits and vegetables.
21-Pray for team of volunteers from Sandersville, GA
who will be joining us in March to teach and minister in villages.
Pray that God would prepare them physically, mentally, and spiritually
as they seek to impact the lost among the Zerma here. Pray for
the Zerma who will listen to them and visit with them, that God
would prepare their hearts to receive His word.
22-Pray for Kimberly’s neighbors whose children
come to the kids’ clubs. Pray that as they hear the stories
from their children that they will be open to Christianity.
23-Pray for Don and Teresa as they seek appropriate ways
to minister to and encourage Zerma believers from afar during their
24-Please pray for Tanda and her new baby. Pray for the
health of the new baby and that Tanda raises her children so that
they will come to know Christ as Savior.
25-Pray for the Bolls as they are traveling to Pennsylvania
to see their son and his family. They will be meeting their newest
granddaughter, Skylar, for the first time.
26-We’ve been learning about patience in the village
of “T.” Recently, a volunteer brought an expensive
solar water pump and purchased solar panels so they could more
easily irrigate a large garden area the people there have established.
The solar panels work great, unfortunately the solar pump was rendered
useless when a bit of sand got inside it. Pray that God would provide
a way to replace the pump, and that God would bless their hard
work in the gardens with abundant produce.
27-Pray for the churches and outreach/storying groups
among the Zerma. Pray that the hearts of believers would be united
and that they would love and encourage each other as they seek
to follow Christ. Pray for these churches and groups to grow and
plant other churches and groups in the neighborhoods and villages
28-This month, a very special lady who did long term
volunteer to Niger will be celebrating her 90th birthday. Happy
29-Pray for laborers to join us in the harvest. We believe
God is at work and He desires the Zerma to know Him. Pray that
God will call missionaries to Niger to help show the Zerma the
way to salvation.