The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

March 1 New missionary appointees will be meeting with IMB trustees at the International Learning Center in Virginia today. Please lift up the two couples and single who will be serving in Sub-Saharan Africa after their orientation/training this spring.

March 2 Pray for encouraging and beneficial communication as Phil and Kimberly host one of the current families in orientation/training for dinner today.

March 3 Thank you for praying for employment for Caroline. She has had many interviews. She is now currently employed in a part-time job and is continuing to seek a full-time job. Pray for continued opened doors and praise God for His provision for her.

March 4-5 Pray for training that will take place in Niamey, teaching Zerma Christians methods for using storying in evangelism and discipleship. Pray for safe travel for those leading the training (coming from Burkina Faso and Mali) and for participants who will be traveling from outside the city. Pray that those who are trained will be diligent in applying what they learn as they return home.

March 5 The Sub-Saharan Africa Affinity, which Phil and Kimberly are a part of and represent at training, will be leading “cultural worship” tonight for the current field personnel orientation group. Pray for this cross-cultural experience to glorify God and to be helpful to those going overseas. Phil will be preaching in Zerma and Kimberly will be leading a song in Zarma.

March 6-11 Our new missionary families and Phil will be in New York City for “urban intensive” training this week. Pray for safe travel, numerous opportunities to share and for the joy of seeing some come to faith in Christ.

March 7-10 This week Kimberly will be assisting with an “Expo” for prospective IMB missionaries as they consider where God is leading them to serve. Pray for this group and for Kimberly to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as they look at job requests and prayerfully consider where God is leading them to serve.

March 12 Pray for strength, stamina and perseverance for our colleagues in Niger as hot season begins. Pray that they will be able to get good rest at night.

March 13- 17 This is “Affinity Week” for new personnel in orientation where each Affinity will be meeting separately. Phil and Kimberly will be meeting with our new Sub-Saharan Africa missionaries each day to help prepare them for life and ministry on the field, specific to Africa. Pray for a great time of fellowship and clear communication.

March 15 Happy Birthday, Kaye! Kimberly’s mom’s birthday is today. Pray for her to have a special and joy-filled day.

March 16 Happy Birthday, Phil! Pray for Phil as he prepares new missionaries for the field, leads the Zerma team, and leads and serves his family.

March 17 Pray that our fellow Zerma believers would learn to resist temptation and seek to live lives that honor Christ and glorify the Father.

March 23 Today ends eight-and-a-half weeks of orientation for new IMB missionaries preparing to serve around the world. They will be commissioned during a special service today. Pray for their families and friends as they attend. Pray for this positive testimony to draw others to Jesus and to be obedient to Him.

March 28 Pray for those who preach and teach, that they would do so with wisdom and discernment and by the power of the Living God.

March 30 Praise God for Zerma believers who are sharing Christ with their friends and neighbors. Pray that God would grant them perseverance and discernment as they share the Good News.

March 31 Pray for Caleb as he makes decisions about the future such as where to attend college.


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