September 2005 Farho Prayer Blog
September 25, 2005
God opened the doors for me to attend a Muslim baby naming celebration (They call it a baptism.) and a Muslim wedding. Both of these families are Wolof. It was a great opportunity to share our Lord's unconditional love. Pray for continued opportunities to share Christ's love with these precious families.
The Lord really blessed the service today at Dakar Academy. Many young people made first time decisions to put their faith in Christ. Many more made the commitment to say to God, "Here am I, send me!" Pray that God would give these students great joy as they follow through with their commitments. International worker kids (MKs) often make the best international workers. Most MKs are quick to make friends, even across huge cultural barriers.
September 20, 2005
Friday through Sunday we will be substitute dorm parents with twelve mostly teenage boys. Sunday, I will share my message "The Wisdom of Obedience," in the English church that meets at Dakar Academy. Pray that the international workers would be encouraged and that their children would commit their lives to reaching the lost around the world.
What a joy to make many more Lebanese friends today in downtown Dakar, Senegal. Some even felt free enough to ask questions about the Scriptures and God.
September 13, 2005
With the floods in New Orleans and Dakar (not to mention Europe and Japan), I failed to mention that I was in Abidjan Aug. 30 Sept. 12. It was a very fruitful two weeks. The greatest blessing was the spiritual birth of two of our friends. It was wonderful to meet with them everyday to answer all their questions. Pray for them to understand the Bible, as they read it daily. Thank God that Sue is feeling much better after having Malaria last week.
September 6, 2005
"Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world," wrote C.S. Lewis. churches across the USA are aiding victims of destructive Hurricane Katrina. "I've received dozens of calls from churches offering to help. Together, we can bring the hope of Jesus to people who have lost everything," says Pastor Don Young in Alabama.
For more information about C&MA Katrina relief efforts, go to the Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA) hurricane news page at http://www.camaservices.org/
Please continue to pray for the more than 10,000 families in Dakar Senegal that are displaced by continued rain and flooding. Friday, Sue had to carry Josh to school through flowing flood waters that were knee deep.