The LORD sat enthroned at the flood; yes, the LORD sits as King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:10-11

September 1
-Please pray for Niger and all the people affected by the Niger River flooding its banks. This has displaced Nigerien people, missionaries, and flooded the Sahel Academy campus.

September 2-Please pray for Sahel Academy. The Niger River has flooded the campus. School is closed until September 17th. Pray for wisdom, creativity, and insight as the administration searches for spaces for the school to meet. They expect the flood waters to remain on campus and in the buildings until sometime in February-April.

September 3-Please pray for all the Nigerien people whose homes have been flooded or collapsed due to the rains and flood. Pray that this difficult time will open their eyes and hearts to the truth of the gospel and lead them into a personal relationship with Christ.

September 4-Pray for the Niger missionaries as we look at ways to help those suffering from the effects of the flood. Pray that God would give us wisdom as we seek ways to best minister to those in need.

September 5-Pray for the village of Sarando where Phil has a weekly storying group. Much of the village was flooded, resulting in over 2000 people leaving their homes. Pray that the waters would recede quickly. Pray for the villagers who have been displaced, that their needs would be met. Pray that God would use these trials to lead them to the Savior.

September 6-Thank you for praying for Caroline’s adjustment to college. She has settled in to college very well. She loves her classes, professors, dorm life, and different groups she has joined. Pray that God will continue to bring people into her life that will be good friends and for her friendships with others.

September 7-Pray for Don and Teresa Bolls as they will be attending the Emeritus Recognition Service at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina today through Sept. 11th. Praise God for their many years of faithful service in Niger and for the strong foundation that has laid for the continued ministry among the Zerma people.

September 8-Pray for wisdom and time management as we return to Niger this month. We know we will be faced with overwhelming needs as a result of the heavy rains, flooding, and devastation so many have faced. Pray that we would not grow weary in doing good.

September 9-Pray for the churches in Niamey. Pray that they would be a source of refuge and truth. Pray for wisdom as they seek to meet the needs of people in their neighborhoods.

September 10- Join us in praise and thanks for good visits with Don and Teresa while we were in the states.

September 11-Pray for Kimberly as she shares with a group of college students today. She will be sharing about her life as a wife, mom and missionary in Niger. Pray that God would use this opportunity to call out some of these young women to the mission field.

September 12-We give thanks and praise for the food and medical assistance that has been carried out this summer in many areas of Niger that have been affected by the famine. Pray the safety of those involved in the distribution efforts and pray that the food and aid would get to those who truly need it.

September 13-Pray for the children who come to kids’ clubs. Pray for all those children who attend these clubs as we resume meeting together. Pray for them to recall all that they have learned from God’s Word and for them to choose to follow Christ.

September 14-Please pray for good health. With stagnant water and increase in mosquitoes, there is an increase in concern for malaria, cholera, and other health risks for the Nigeriens and missionaries. Pray for health, strength and stamina.

September 15-Pray for the Cains as they travel back to Niger today. Pray for safe travels and smooth flights and connections.

September 16-Pray for Caroline’s adjustment to college as we return to the field. Pray for us all to be encouraged and to trust in God’s grace for this difficult parting.

September 17-Pray for the teachers and staff at Sahel as they resume classes today. Pray that all will go well and the new locations and settings for school will be adequate for their needs.

September 18-Thanks for your prayers concerning Ramadan this past month. We know that many heard the gospel and we’re confident that God is calling the Zerma to place their trust in Him through Christ. Pray that God would keep calling, opening their hearts to the truth. Pray that the Zerma would respond to His call.

September 19-Pray for the kids’ club that meets at the Zerma church in the “G” neighborhood. They’ve been asking a fellow missionary when we get back so they can meet again. Praise God for their eager hearts.

September 20-Pray that we would be bold in sharing our faith. Pray that our knowledge of the scriptures would increase and pray that God would give us wisdom as teach and share the gospel.

September 21-Pray for Kimberly’s neighbor and good friend, Aichou. Pray for her salvation and for the salvation of five children—three of whom attend kids’ clubs.

September 22-We give thanks for our brothers and sisters among the Zerma who follow Christ. Many of them have suffered for their decision to follow Jesus. Pray that their faith would be strengthened and that churches with godly leadership would multiply.

September 23-Pray that we would always be ready to share the Good News as the flooding and devastation will give us more opportunities to share with those who have never heard before and may be open to the Gospel as never before.

September 24-Pray for Pastor Amadou as he leads the church and ministers to people in the area of Niamey known as Goudel. Pray for his continued growth as a believer and a shepherd. Pray for the growth of the church there, that it would be like a light shining in darkness. Pray for the health and well-being of Amadou’s family.

September 25-Pray for the Zerma to recognize the power of the Bible and accept its authority. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

September 26-Thank you for your many prayers for rain. Pray that the Zerma people would have a good harvest this year. Some areas should be able to start harvesting at the end of this month.

September 27-Pray for God to reveal Himself to seekers who presently have no access to the Bible. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13

September 28-Pray for the Zerma as they spend long days in their fields, cultivating their crops. Pray for good health, strength and stamina in this difficult work.

September 29-Pray for the Cains and the Zerma believers to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

September 30-Pray for Zerma believers, that their love would abound more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so they may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ . . . (Phil. 1:9-10)

Thank you for your prayers. You are truly holding the ropes for the Zerma people and our family as we serve in Niger. We are thankful for you!