Thursday, April 22, 2010

Snorkeling with John

We snorkeled together three times. The first two times were good practice, but the water wasn't clear, because of storms. I had trouble with cramping in my calves, so we weren't in the water more than 30 minutes each time. The third time, the water was very clear. We stayed out for a total of two hours, with a rest break in the middle.

We saw many kinds of fish and crabs. I brought home some new coral and seaweed we found floating in the water and a hermit crab for our aquarium.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Singing Christmas Carols

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sergeant John Farho

John getting his Sergeant rank pinned on him by Holly

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Abidjan Zoo elephant

John is feeding Cany the elephant

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Abidjan Zoo

This turtle is over 60 years old.

Cany the elephant is 16 years old

Mike, Sue, Josh, John and George Assouf

George arrived to tour the zoo with us. This is a large Silk Cotton tree or Kapok (Ceiba pentrandra). Notice how the trunk branches out into supports. In French it is called a Fromager. Fromager is French for cheese tree, because the ripe seedpod smells like cheese.

John and Sue

The others were all on this bench that was on two piles of dirt a foot above the ground. Erosion had worn away the surrounding dirt.

Josh, John , Sue and Mike

As I joined them, the ground crumbled and it tipped forward. John caught the bench as we jumped from it. Then we took this photo.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Water Baseball

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Monday, June 2, 2008

John working in Africa

Daniel and John are nailing the first side piece to the pulpit.

The fruit of over 4 hours work!

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

John's baptism

Gavin Johnson, John and Mike
John is just coming up out of the water in this photo. What a joyous moment to share with the CCC 2008 team!

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Singing in Bambara

John, Joshua and Sue with the CCC 808 team singing a song in Bambara for the Modeste C&MA Bambara congregation. They also sang a song in English.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

John's sore shoulder

John has been having trouble with his shoulder since Iraq. He carried incredible amounts of weight all day long. His armor was 50 lbs. plus his medic's backpack. He is having physical therapy and might start seeing a chiropractor this week.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

John's motorcycle

We're in the parking lot of the SAC Air and Space Museum near Ashland, NE

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Friday, July 13, 2007

John's motorcycle license test

John passed his motorcycle license test on his first attempt. It isn't easy to drive a huge bike like his through the tight course. The DMV officer gave helpful advice, but two others there that morning failed the test.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Oceans of Fun KC, MO

After swimming all day in the various pools, we took this photo.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

John's arrival day from Iraq

John's return form Iraq
John just arrived in Lincoln from Iraq!

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Sunday, July 2, 2006

John driving his Hummer

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Friday, June 9, 2006

John promoted to specialist

Specialist E4

We just got off the phone with John. He is happy about his promotion to Army Specialist. He is also making plans for his vacation in July. The Army ships their soldiers wherever they want for their vacation. So John found a reasonably priced Army sponsored hotel in Hawaii! Pray for him as he works out the final details.

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Saturday, June 3, 2006

John with some Iraqi kids

picture of John with some Iraqi kids

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

John in Iraq with Hummer in background

John Farho in Iraq

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Sunday, April 2, 2006

John and Sarah now out of USA

Thanks for praying for John and his girlfriend Sarah. They are both in Iraq now, or at least real close. They haven't given us specific locations. They are doing well and grateful for your prayers.

Our Senegal/Côte d'Ivoire Field Forum is over. It was a real good time of learning and fellowship. I put together a new slide show on the bus from Saly to Dakar. Check it out. It includes photos of a dozen Senegal horse carts.

Now we are recovering and getting some last stuff done before we return to Abidjan on Thursday. Tomorrow, I will pick up some Singulair for Josh.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Chicken Farm: John and Sarah

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Chicken Farm: John and Joshua

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas 2005 Joshua and John

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

John Mike Jason

John Farho, Mike Farho, Jason Porter

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Vegas Christmas

Back row left to right: Jimmy Porter, Jan Porter, Joshua Farho
Middle row left to right: John Porter, John Farho, Joseph Porter, Jay Porter, Roy and Rhonda Porter, Jim Porter
Front row left to right: Jason and Christina Porter, Sue and Mike Farho

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Monday, May 31, 2004

Graduation Party Table

John's life display table

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Farho Family, Roy and John Porter

John's graduation party

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John, Sue, Roy Porter

John's Graduation Party

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John and Becky

John and Becky (Mike's Sister) at
John's Graduation Party

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Saturday, May 22, 2004

John's graduation

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John Receiving his high school diploma

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John's High School Graduation

John graduated from Westside High School in District 66, Omaha, NE on May 22, 2004

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Thursday, August 14, 2003

Roy and Rhonda's wedding

John, Rhonda and Roy Porter

Had trouble downloading these photos from Des Moines.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Farho Family: John, Mike, Joshua, Sue

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Sunday, January 19, 2003

Farho Family at SIL Dakar

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Monday, July 17, 2000

Porter family reunion

Left to right: Lori Porter, June Porter, John Porter, John , Joshua and Sue Farho
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Monday, June 8, 1998

Go Big Red!

John and Joshua in their red outfits. I think they were holding a football too.

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Friday, May 1, 1998

John and Joshua

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Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Joshua's Birthday

Sue and Joshua Farho on Joshua's birthday, January 6, 1998Joyfully announcing the adoption of Joshua

Born not from our flesh,
But born in our hearts.
Twelve years prayed for,
And loved from the start.
Conceived from a blessing
Sent straight from God above.
Our second son,
In our home to love.

Born 3 PM January 6, 1998
Placed into the loving arms of Mike, Sue and John Farho on January 6, 1998
Height 20 inches, Weight 7 lbs 2 oz
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Proverbs 3:5-6

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Monday, June 26, 1989

Albertville France preschool

John's certificate of school attendance at
the Saint-Sigismond Public Pre-School
in Albertville, France June 26, 1989

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Thursday, February 16, 1989

Mike and John on Mt. Megeve, France

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Wednesday, February 15, 1989

Skiing Mount Megeve

John was too small (3 years old) for the other short lifts, so we had to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain.

Mike and John on Mt. Megeve

When we got there, we only had one way down, on our skis. Before taking the plunge, I handed my camera to a Frenchman to get proof that we really were on the top of the mountain. Then we skied down together, with his skis between my skis. I held his shoulders as we skied the total length of the longest trail. We only fell once the whole way down.

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Wednesday, October 5, 1988

Albertville Pre-school

Mike with John on a special seat attached to our 10 speed bike.

We're in Albertville, France, the future site of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Sue and I are in School learning French all day. In the background is the French pre-school where John studies all day. We all get to go home for lunch together.

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Saturday, September 10, 1988

Mike and John above Lake Annecy, France

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Friday, November 27, 1987

John's first shave

He was about two years old. Climbed up into the sink. Covered his whole body with shaving gel, started giving himself a bodybuilder's shave.