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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10- Join us in praise and thanks for good visits with
Don and Teresa while we were in the states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15-Pray for the Cains as they travel back to Niger today.
Pray for safe travels and smooth flights and connections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
for the Cains and the Zerma believers to “be
joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” Romans
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