In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning
I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation
. Psalm 5:3

August 1 The Pathways volunteer team leaves today. They worked at the SOS orphanage all week doing a VBS for the kids. Pray for their safety as they travel and pray for the many children they ministered to, that they will come to know Jesus as their Savior.

August 2 Please pray for the Cains as they enjoy their last week of stateside assignment before returning to Niger. Pray for good time management and for their medical clearance to return to the field.

August 3 Rebekah returned to the states last month of completing her Journeyman term. Pray for adjustment back to life in the states. Pray for her to clearly hear and know God’s plan for the next part of her life.

August 4 Welcome Melanie and Terra to the Zerma team! They will be working with April in “D” town as 4 month Hands On volunteers. Pray for their adjustment and language learning as they minister to the Zerma people.

August 5 Pray for Kimberly as she prepares to teach 6th grade Bible and a middle school elective in the fall. Pray that she will be an example of Christ’s love to the students.

August 6 This month Terra and Melanie will be joining the ministry in D-town. Pray for them as they transition and learn new things.

August 7 Sahel Academy urgently needs a middle school (6th-8th grade) math teacher and a science teacher. Pray that these positions are filled by excellent teachers obedient to God’s call on their lives.

August 8 Pray for the 2nd grade teacher preparing to come teach at Sahel Academy. They are short on raising their support. Pray that this need would be met and they would be able to come before school begins.

August 9 The Cains begin the trip back to Niger today. Pray for travel safety for them. Pray for peace and joy as they return and Caroline starts her junior year at Ouachita Baptist University.

August 10 The Cains arrive back in Niger today. Pray for their adjustment back to Niger and enter in the heat and ministry.

August 11 Pray for the new staff who are arriving at Sahel Academy. Pray for their adjustment to the heat, culture, and life in Niger and at Sahel.

August 12 It is the middle of the main farming season for the Zerma so the need for consistent rain to produce a good crop is much on our minds this month. Pray for good rains and for physical strength as the Zerma people spend long days working in their fields.

August 13 Caleb begins 10th grade today at Sahel Academy. Pray for him to be diligent in his studies and to make good choices with his time and talents. Pray that he will build good relationships with two new boys in his class.

August 14 Pray for April, Melanie and Terra as they travel back to Niger on the 14th. Pray for smooth travels as they have lots of connecting flights and a layover.

August 15 Thank you for your faithful prayers for Sahel Academy students this past year. Please pray for the new and transitioning students this year, many of whom do not come from Christian homes. Pray for them and their families as they become a part of the Sahel community and that they will know and understand how much God loves them.

August 16 Please pray for our colleagues, the Sustars, who just returned to Niger after a year-long furlough. Pray the God will give them wisdom and discernment as they seek to invest their lives in sharing Christ and building disciples in the urban environment of Niamey.

August 17 Thank you for praying for our Muslim friends during Ramadan last month. Pray that they would seek God and pursue righteousness. Pray that as they do this they will see their need for the Savior who alone can make them righteous before God.

August 18 Pray for Pastor B as he travels to new villages this month, teaching and sharing the gospel. Pray for safety as he travels and for wisdom as he shares from the Word.

August 19 Zerma Christians can be a great influence in their communities when they live their lives according to God’s word. Pray that they will display integrity and faithfulness each day.

August 20 Pray that Zerma Christians would resist the evil one and stand firm in their faith. Pray that their lives would be characterized by power and love and discipline.

August 21 Pray for April, Melanie, and Terra as they prepare for camp the first week of September. They will be sharing Bible stories, crafts and songs for the children.

August 22 Pray that the Lord would strengthen and encourage Zerma believers. Pray that they would feel His presence today in a special way.

August 23 Praise the Lord for the sufficiency of Christ. He alone is able to meet all the needs of the Zerma.

August 24 Caroline will be moving back on campus today. Pray for her as she renews relationships and builds new ones.

August 25 Pray for Zerma believers who are undergoing trials and tribulations, that they would know the “peace that passes understanding.”

August 26 Pray for Caroline as she will be doing two practicums for both her majors this fall. Pray for good time management and diligence in her studies.

August 27 Pray that the physical, emotional, and spiritual refreshment the Cains experienced will stay strong as they transition back into life in Niger.

August 28 Pray for joy, peace, and patience for Niger missionaries who daily face terrible traffic, unannounced road closures, and daily electrical outages.

August 29 Pray that God will lead the Zerma past barriers to hearts ready to receive His word.

August 30 Pray for the Ledlows as they leave Niger soon. Pray for them as they transition to a new field of service. Pray for them as they adjust to a new culture and language. Pray for good health and for peace as they go through the difficult task of saying good-bye to friends and colleagues in Niger.

August 31 Pray that The Lord would unite this new D-town team of April, Melanie, and Terra. Pray that He willl use these young women in a mighty way.

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