Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone
who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards
those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
May 1--Please pray for Pastor “A” who has lost his
job due to “downsizing.” Pray that God would provide
a job or the means for him to support his family.
2--Pray for rain. Pray that the rains will start this month
and that they will be abundant throughout the summer, enabling
the people of Niger to have a good harvest.
3--Pray for the many who have heard the gospel this past month.
that God would open their hearts to understand what they’ve
heard and that they would yield their hearts to Christ.
4 – Please lift up Caroline as she takes the SAT test
tomorrow as part of the admission requirements for the college
she hopes to attend. She’ll be starting the test tomorrow
morning here in Niger while most of you will be sound asleep. Pray
that God would give her peace, a clear mind, and the ability to
concentrate and recall what she’s learned over the years
5--Please pray for the Bolls as they will be traveling to
Clayton, AL to speak to a church and visit with former volunteers
to the Zerma
6-- Please give thanks to the Lord that the Bolls will once
again be able to speak to Clayton Baptist Church. This church has
been a partner with one of the villages in the Ouallam area.
7--The Bolls will be hosted by the St Clair Baptist Association.
With several other missionaries the Bolls will be visiting the
WMU headquarters in Birmingham, AL. We are so thankful for the
WMU and their support and prayers for missions to the Zerma and
around the world.
8—Thank you for praying for Phil’s
trip to Ghana last month. He had safe travels and a very productive
other Associate Cluster Strategy Leaders.
9 --Please pray for the village that has been partnering with
Clayton Baptist Church - pray that they continue to give thanks
to the Lord for the provision of latrines at the school, a latrine
at the church and several books. Pray that the Christians in that
village continue to meet and grow in the Lord.
10-- Pray for wisdom for the government leaders of Niger as
they deal with many issues this year related to hunger and poverty.
11—Pray for the Fine Arts Festival at our children’s
school today and tomorrow. Students will be sharing their art,
music, and a drama production. Caroline is in the play both nights.
praising God for most of the staffing needs being filled for
this coming school year at Sahel Academy.
Please join us in praying for the youth pastor, science teacher,
and school nurse positions to be filled. If you or anyone you know
is interested in teaching at Sahel, please check out the school
website, www.sahelacademy.com for more information.
13—Happy Mothers’ Day!
Pray for Mothers around the world today. Pray that the Zerma
women believers would be true
reflections of his glory and examples to other women around them.
14—Pray for our strength and endurance to remain strong
during hot season. We’ve had temperatures above 110 outside
and low 90’s inside.
15-- Please pray for Teresa as she will be having a re-check
from some tests done months ago. Pray that all is clear now! Praise
the Lord for Physicians and their ministry.
Cain is celebrating his 13th birthday today. Pray that he would
continue to grow in wisdom and stature and in
his walk with God as he enters his teenage years. Pray that he
would finish his 7th-greade school year well.
for wisdom and discernment as we will face many requests for
help at this time of year when people are hungry and
have many needs.
18—Pray for Ali and Miou, two boys that come to a Saturday
19--Please pray for Alhassan that he would continue to teach
the Holy Word in his village. Pray that he would be a Godly leader
in the community.
20-- Pray for the young men and women among the Zerma who
are believers and are seeking a wife or husband. In this country,
their choices are very limited. Pray that God would help them find
spouses who are like-minded and fellow-believers.
21—Pray for children who come to kids’ clubs.
Most of the clubs are now beginning a study on the life of David.
Pray for their eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to be open to the
truth of God’s love for them.
for opportunities to share the gospel with others
23--Today marks 29 years for Don and Teresa to be employed
by the International Mission Board. The Bolls are so thankful to
you for your many years of support and prayers. The work done in
Niger, mainly in the Ouallam has resulted mostly by you... your
support and prayers. Please pray that the wells, the health situations,
and the many seeds planted for the Lord will continue to prosper
and grow to fruition.
24-- Pray for God to call forth spiritual leaders among the Zerma—this
has been one of our requests for many years now but we need to
persist in asking God to raise up leaders who will
be a godly influence and who can demonstrate how to walk with God
among their people.
May 25—Thank you for praying for the mothers of the children
to come to kids’ clubs. There have been two that came and
listened to the Bible stories this past month. Please continue
to pray that they would come and that they would make decisions
to follow Christ.
and Deanna return this month and resume their roles as Logistics
Coordinator and Guesthouse Coordinator. Phil
and Kimberly will be back to their usual routine. Please pray for
both couples as they transition back to their regular schedules.
for consistent time in the Word for Phil and Kimberly amidst
our busy schedules.
for the internet to work well so that Caroline may complete her
online courses on schedule.
29-- Pray for Salamatou as she tries to raise her children
and be a positive Christian witness in a land where her husband,
family and friends are not Christian.
30—Pray for Pastor “A” as
he deals with the loss of his mother from cancer. He shared the
plan of salvation
with her many times. Pray for comfort and peace for him and his
for a team of volunteers from First Baptist Church, Sandersville,
GA as they get on the plane today and arrive
in Niger tomorrow. Pray for a safe trip and good health for all,
and for their time in Niger as they assist us in ministry with
the Zerma people.