July 2005 Farho Prayer Blog

July 26, 2005

Sue asked a fabric salesman how many times he prayed a day. He replied, "I am a Muslim. I pray five times a day." He asked Sue, "Are you a Muslim? How many times a day do you pray?" Sue replied, "I'm not a Muslim, but I pray many times a day. I pray when I have problems and when I'm anxious." He replied, "You mean you can pray to God when you have problems? I never heard that before." Dear Lord Jesus, open hearts to see You as a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Help people around us to see that You love them more than they could ever imagine.

July 19, 2005

The customs agent had a question for me yesterday. I was leaving Abidjan to return to Dakar. "What do you have to declare?" My answer was, "The only thing I can declare is the word of God." She immediately replied, "May His name be worshiped all around the world!" Then I gave her and the second agent a copy of the Gospel of John. I was only at the airport for 15 minutes and all my 15 copies of the Gospel were already requested by airport personnel. Dear Lord Jesus, open hearts to your Word. May your name be worshiped in the USA, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal and all around the whole world.

July 12, 2005

Wow, when you pray, God answers! "Wow" in Wolof means yes. It was only the next day and Sue and I were wondering why we felt so much cooler. Then two nights ago it rained. It was only the second time it rained this year in Dakar. Sue also met two real nice Wolof Senegalese women that are leaders in our Wolof neighborhood. I just read this week that there are more than 4 million Wolof people in Senegal. Despite much international worker effort, there are less than 50 Wolof believers. Dear Father, open hearts and souls in Senegal to Jesus. Give Mike great visits during this week of ministry in Abidjan.

July 6, 2005

Life is so different in Dakar! We are getting settled here. Heavenly Father, help the Farho family to adjust quickly to the heat, humidity, dust, loss of privacy, frequent announcements and Muslim prayers from the loudspeaker on the mosque next door that is pointed at their house, lack of water pressure and driving a motor scooter on sandy over-crowded roads. Give Mike and Sue love and courage as they begin building vital relationships with Lebanese, Africans and international workers in Dakar.

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