August 2005 Farho Prayer Blog
August 29, 2005
More than 6,000 families evacuated from their homes in Dakar neighborhoods. That is the news I am reading this morning in the Senegal Matin newspaper. Many are living in 510 large tents at three temporary housing areas. The Senegalese Health Department has already spent about $1 million US dollars to aid families. The total cost of this flooding is currently estimated at about $93 million US dollars. Many different neighborhoods flooded. Most are less than 3 miles from our house. The two neighborhoods with the most people evacuated are Pikine (4,303 families) and Guediawaye (2,162 families).
Our international workers committed to work among these people are not yet in Senegal. It would be wonderful to see the Body of Christ come to the aid of these suffering families. So far there is no mention of Muslim organizations coming to their aid. Senegal is 95% Muslim.
August 23, 2005
Senegalese and international worker families in Cite Belle Vue Dakar Senegal were evacuated from their homes early Sunday morning. Several days of rain overloaded storm sewers. Rain and sewage was flooding homes and covering cars. One international worker home had seven feet of water. Heavenly Father, protect the people in Cite Belle Vue from an outbreak of disease. Give the authorities wisdom as they repair and clean up the neighborhood.
August 16, 2005
"Are you a Christian?", asked our neighbor. A few days later Sue gave her a copy of "The Way to God" Scripture booklet*. "I read every word!", she exclaimed to Sue today. Heavenly Father, lead this religious woman to put her faith in Christ alone for salvation.
Josh is doing great. He recovered very well from his four day battle with malaria. Today was his first day in second grade at Dakar Academy. Dear Lord Jesus, help Josh to pay attention to his teacher, Miss Van. Give Josh good quality friends at school.
*You can read "The Way to God" in 23 different languages at WMP.
August 8, 2005
John finished well at US Army National Guard Intensive Training. He will graduate tomorrow, Tuesday August 9, 2005. Then he will return to Omaha for one month break. He was recently informed that his Guard Unit is activated and will be going to Iraq. He will leave in about a month for more Army training until he goes to Iraq in February 2006. He is then slated to return to USA in March 2007. Please keep him in your prayers.
August 2, 2005
We had a bit of a surprise this afternoon. I was preparing to leave the house for my visits with Lebanese. Joshua complained of a bad headache, then his temperature shot up. This is his first case of Malaria since our return to West Africa. Dear Lord heal Joshua as he sleeps. Give him patience as he recovers. Thank you Lord for providing good medicines to stop the Malaria parasite in his blood.
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