Farho Prayer Blog 04/24/2001
"Some people will do anything to get a vacation in Paris!" Mike, greeting the work team today from Lancaster, PA, after a labor strike in Abidjan forced them to stay over in Paris.
Pray for this team as they will be putting the roof on one of our village churches. Trusses here often weigh more than 1,000 pounds. They use a "gin pole" to lift them into place. I wish I had a photo of that! Pray for Peter Thomas, the field builder leading the project. Pray for his wife Kathy and international worker Lorinda Robinson who are putting their gifts of hospitality to work for the team.
This weekend I will be at Field Leadership Team (FLT) meetings in Abidjan, when the second half of the Lancaster team arrives. They will be coming to ICA for Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW). Pray for this team as they minister on campus. Pray for all the staff and students that God would speak to us in a personal way during this year's SEW.
Farho Prayer Blog 04/18/2001
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13
What a promise for our family this week! Monday night Sue and I came down with the flu. Tuesday we moved back into our dormitory residence at ICA. Wednesday as Sue and I are starting to feel better, John came down with the flu. Pray for our return to full power, as Christ strengthens us.
We had a good meeting with the Asst. Minister of Communications of Cote d'Ivoire last week. He made it very clear what the steps are in our license process. Basically, we already have our license with ELVA in Abidjan. He requested that ELVA seek out reasonably priced satellite transmission of our signals through the government TV station. If that is not possible, then ELVA is to request permission for us to broadcast tape delayed broadcasts from Abidjan. He also confirmed that we can have up to five hours of local broadcasting. Pray for Mr. Sango who is responsible for those two items.
Farho Prayer Blog 04/10/2001
"The Lord prepared everything ahead of us!" Pastor Daniel the C&MA Cote d'Ivoire National Church Director of Radio Ministries.
Yesterday was probably one of the hardest day's work I have had in a long time. I was up at 4:00 AM with Joshua, who fell out of his bed. At 5:30 AM, I was on my way to pick up Pastor Daniel for our trip to Mali. At Noon we were greeting our international worker friends in Mali. At 2:30 PM we were loading the 90 foot FM radio tower onto the mission pickup truck. (No, it is not a really long truck. The tower is in ten nine foot sections.) The sun set on us at 6:30 PM, still three hours from home. Praise God we were not charged duty at the border and arrived home safely. Oh, it felt good to hit the hay at 11:00 PM!
Tonight, Daniel and I are in Abidjan. Our meeting last week with the assistant to the Minister of Communication was delayed until tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10:30 AM. Pray for a profitable visit and continuation of this project.
Habakkuk 3:19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
Farho Prayer Blog 04/06/2001
"I want Jesus to be my Savior!" Miss Coulibaly at the House of Mercy.
Miss Coulibaly is 19 years old. She is grateful for the doctor who donated his time to treat eye problems here in Cote d'Ivoire. Now, she can really see more clearly!
Dr. Gerald Scott Flint saw more than 430 patients here in Bouake, plus many more in Abidjan. He gave out more than 250 pair of reading glasses and treated eye diseases in nearly every patient.
Here is Gerald's web site www.volunteermedics.homestead.com
Pray for Pastor Daniel and I as we travel to Mali on Monday April 9, 2001. We will purchase and transport an FM antenna and tower on a pick up truck. The road is very bad now. Pray that the equipment would not be damaged.