turned my wailing into dancing, you removed my sackcloth and
clothed me with joy, that my heart
my sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you
thanks forever. Psalms 30:11-12
1 Congratulations Stephanie and Scott on the birth of
their second child, Aiden Mark! Thank you for your prayers for
them and big brother Landon! Aiden arrived October 9th and weighed
in at 9lbs 15 oz. and 23 inches long! The whole family is doing
2 Pray for Phil as he teaches a leadership class with
non-believers. Pray for the men who are coming. Pray that they
would bring friends with them to class and that they would faithfully
attend the classes. Pray that they would understand that Jesus
is the best model for leadership.
3 Pray for protection, courage, and strength for the
Zerma who are being ridiculed for their interest in knowing more
about the truth.
4 Thank you for praying for opportunities to open in villages surrounding “D” town.
At the end of this month Rebekah and April and other believers
will be going out nearby
villages to share the gospel.
5 Pray that each day the Zerma team would be refreshed
in The Lord and grow in our knowledge of Him.
6 We are excited to see some new outreach groups started in an
area to the south of Niamey. Pray that the “seekers” who
are a part of these groups will understand the gospel as they hear
it. Pray for wisdom and discernment for pastor “B” and
other believers who accompany him as they answer many questions
about their faith and what it means to be a follower of Christ.
7 The rainy season has ended. We were one to two rains
short of having a good harvest. The millet crop will be small this
year and beans and secondary crops failed to produce in many areas.
Pray for the Zerma as they will be struggling with an inadequate
food supply in the coming months.
8 Pray for a volunteer team from our partnering church,
FBC Sandersville, GA who will be leaving today for Niger, arriving
tomorrow evening. Pray that God will bless them with safe travels
and good health during their time here. Pray also that God would
give them many opportunities to share the gospel and to help disciple
9 Pray for the Zerma team members as we will be dealing
with many needs of the Zerma in the coming months. We will be asked
to help even more with heath issues, monetary issues due to the
poor harvest. Pray that their eyes would be open to knowing the
Lord of the harvest.
10 Give thanks to God for the children who are continuing to want
to know more about the truth in “D” town.
11 Happy Birthday Susie McFarland! Many of you know Susie
as the one who maintains our Web site. Pray that God would bless
12 Pray that we will be good stewards of what The Lord
has blessed us with, including our time.
13 Thank you for your prayers for Caroline and her studies.
She is doing well and is having her best semester yet. Pray that
she continues to manage her time well and to finish the semester
as strongly as she began it.
14 Thank you for praying for the henna stories. Many
girls and women are hearing the Bible stories and remembering them.
Pray for April and Rebekah as they continue to share the Bible
stories with these ladies. Praise God for the overwhelmingly positive
response to these stories and the henna designs on their hands
that help them remember the Bible story.
15 Thank you for praying for Kimberly as she teaches
the 6th grade Bible class at Sahel. There are a few students in
the class who are not believers. Pray that they will come to understand
and believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
16 Thank you for praying for Caroline and her fall break
trip. Ouachita Baptist University took the MKs and International
students to New Orleans for the break. They traveled safely and
she had a wonderful time learning more about the history and culture
of an American city that was new to her.
17 Pray for the FBC Sandersville volunteers as they board
the plane tonight for the return trip to the U.S. Pray again for
safe travels. Pray that the many seeds that were planted during
their time here will bear fruit.
18 Pray for Mark and Deanna as they enjoy family time
in the states. Deanna arrived safely last month and in time for
the birth of their fifth grandchild. Pray for their family time
this month as they celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas in November
with their children and grandchildren before returning to Niger.
19 Thank you for your prayers for Caleb and his freshman
year of high school. He is doing well. Pray that he will desire
to do his best at all times and in all ways.
20 Caroline’s second birthday away from family
is coming up November 30. Thank you so much for all the cards you
sent her last year. They really helped to brighten the day for
her and lift her spirits. If you would like to send her a card,
her address is 410 Ouachita Street OBU Box 3075 Arkadelphia, Arkansas
21 That we would put away all bitterness, wrath, anger,
slander and be filled with Christ's love.
22 Pray for Don and Teresa Bolls as they continue to
serve as missionaries in residence at Ouachita Baptist University.
They are encountering many students interested in missions and
23 A missions conference is taking place the 24th-the 27th in “D” town
where April and Rebekah live. 3 different countries will be represented
and the goal is to evangelize villages
24 Happy Birthday, Rebekah! Today is Rebekah’s
birthday. Pray for her as she lives and ministers in “D” town.
Pray that today would be a day of blessing and encouragement to
25 Thank you for praying for the three neighbor children
of Phil and Kimberly who moved away last month. Pray that Phil
and Kimberly will have time to visit them in their new home. Praise
God that one of the children has come by twice to visit Kimberly.
Pray for the years of Bibles stories that they hear at kids club
would transform their hearts and minds.
26 As many of you know, this time of year in Niger is the “gardening season.” It
takes a lot of hard work to produce these vegetables and fruit,
but it is a great way to
supplement diet and income, especially in areas that had a poor
harvest. Pray for perseverance and stamina as many Zerma plant,
water, and care for these gardens.
27 Thank you for praying for “H,” Pastor “A’s” wife.
She is feeling better and recovering from a minor infection. Please
continue to pray for her health and the health of the baby she
is carrying inside her.
28 Thanks for your prayers during the time of Tabaski.
Please continue to pray that the Zerma will realize that only the
blood of Christ can wash away their sins.
29 Pray for Amina. Pray that she would grow in her knowledge
and understanding of being a Christian and how to live that out
in her daily life.
30 Happy Birthday, Caroline! Today is Caroline Cain’s
birthday. This will be her second birthday away from home. Pray
that today would be a special day for her.