Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to His name,
for it is delightful.
July 1-Thank you for praying for the FBC, Sandersville, GA
volunteer team last month. They visited many villages and touched
many lives. The mothers appreciated their gift bags that the
ladies brought them.
2-Pray for the mothers who received gift bags. Pray that
they will listen to the Zerma tapes that they received and choose
to follow Christ.
3-Pray for Kimberly’s neighbor, Hawa. Pray that Hawa’s
husband will find work and be able to provide for his family. Pray
that they will recognize God’s provision for their daily
4-Happy 4th of July! As you celebrate this Independence Day,
pray that the Zerma will recognize their dependence on God and
His provision for their salvation.
5-Thank you for praying for Caroline and Caleb. They finished
the school year well. Caroline received the reading award. She
was presented with a medallion and certificate. Caleb received
an award for excellence in his memory verses for the year.
6-The Senior graduation banquet and Caroline’s graduation
ceremony were wonderful. Please pray for Caroline as she will be
starting college in August at Ouachita Baptist University. Pray
for her to have a smooth transition and to make good friendships.
7-Pray for the Bolls as they enter this new chapter in their
Retirement. “We are still not sure how things
are going to work out, but we have planned to spend time with our
families, which has been really good. Don has been able to spend
time with his dad, sisters, and help around the old home place.”
8-Ask God to bless Niger and to give the government leaders wisdom
as they govern the country. Ask God to give them compassionate
hearts with the people’s best interests in mind.
9-In Niger, we’re in the middle of rainy season, meaning
in this desert country that it rains once every week to ten days.
Please continue to pray for adequate rains for the crops that have
been planted—pray for the Zerma as they labor in their fields.
Pray for strength, stamina, good health, and for abundant and healthy
10-Please pray for “N,” a 14 year old girl who
attends one of the kids’ clubs. She has been kicked out of
her home and is living with a neighbor. She is selling fish to
provide for her needs. Pray that she will see God as her father
who loves her unconditionally and that God will bless her efforts
and provide for her needs.
11-Pray for the Christians in Ouallam. Believers have come
and gone over the years, and some have fallen away from the faith.
Pray that God would continue to work in this town and that a strong
church will be established that brings glory and honor to Him.
12-The GA camp that the Bolls participated in went very well.
There were several professions of faith and a few that might be
called to be missionaries. Pray for the girls and the decisions
that were made.
13-Remember the believers in “K” town where Brandy
and Kanesa served for four years. Pray that they would remain faithful
and that God would raise up leaders among them who will help strengthen
their fellowship. Pray that together they will be intentional about
sharing the gospel where they live and in the surrounding villages.
14-Today is Don Boll’s birthday. Pray for Don and Teresa
as they transition into life and ministry in the U.S.
15-Pray for the Cain family today as they will be flying
out of Niger to return to the U.S. for two months. Pray for good
flights and good connections.
16-Pray for the Cain family as they arrive in the U.S. today.
they will be able to help finish the packing for Kimberly’s
mom, as she prepares to move to Arkansas to be near Caroline. Pray
that all will be done and ready in a timely manner.
17-Pray for Caroline as she sees the neurologist today for
a check-up and a CAT scan. Pray that the CAT scan is clear.
18-Pray for Caroline as she has a check-up with the pediatric
orthopedic surgeon today, as well as a visit with an audiologist.
Pray that all results would be normal.
19-The Islamic month of Ramadan begins today. This is the
month where Muslims around the world fast from food and water during
the daylight hours as they seek to direct their minds and desires
toward God. Pray that God will reveal Himself to those who are
seeking Him and that the Zerma will understand that a ritual can
never bring salvation or replace a personal relationship with Christ.
20-Pray for the Cains as they travel to Idaho to spend a few
21-Pray for “M,” a teenage boy who stopped by
church and the kids club that meets in the “G” neighborhood.
Kimberly invited him to church and he came. Pray that his eyes
and ears would be open to the truth and the he would discover the
joy of knowing Jesus.
22-Praise God for the wonderful times Don and Teresa are
having with their grandchildren. They spent much of June with their
granddaughter Rachel. Rachel has enjoyed learning more about Niger
and the work among the Zerma as she has attended classes during
GA Camp and Vacation Bible School.
23-Please pray for the village of “B” where a
group of believers have been meeting together to pray and study
the Word. Pray for their spiritual growth. Pray they would encourage
and exhort each other in their walk with God. Pray that they would
be bold in sharing their faith and that their group would grow
into a strong church.
24-Don and Teresa were the missionaries at a Vacation Bible
School where they shared about their work in Niger. It was a blessing
to talk to the children and see them begin to understand the work
missionaries do and to understand the needs of others, especially
those who do not know that Jesus died for them.
25-Please pray for Teresa and Martha as they will be traveling
to New Mexico
to visit family and friends. Teresa and Don are still
dealing with the closure of their mothers’ homes and the
many decisions that must be made. Thank you for your prayers in
26-Pray for “D,” a Zerma believer in a distant
village. Phil recently provided him with an SD card which he can
plug into his phone or radio and listen to Zerma sermons, songs
and the New Testament.
27-The apostle Paul reminds us in his letter to the Ephesians
that we who follow Christ are in a spiritual battle with the forces
of darkness. Pray that we and our fellow Zerma believers would
resist Satan and learn to make use of our spiritual armor as we
experience times of temptation and testing. Pray that the Zerma
would see that the blood of the lamb has enabled us to have victory
28-Phil and Kimberly will be serving as the missionaries
in residence at Ouachita Baptist University in August and through
September 15th. Pray that they would establish good relationships
with the students at the school.
29-Pray for Zerma believers who are unemployed and looking
for work. Pray that God would provide a way for them to support
themselves and their families. Pray that as they seek work, they
will learn to trust and depend on God.
30-Pray for a woman who made a public profession of faith
in a remote village. She responded to Bible stories and an invitation
shared by the three women from FBC, Sandersville, GA. Pray that
there would be many other women to join her in following Jesus.
Pray that she would grow and be strong in her faith.