Farho June 2006 Prayer Blog

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Where are you going?

Tue, 27 Jun 2006

"If you want to lead, you have to know where you are going!" survivalist John Locke in Lost, the TV series. We know where we are going! God called us to seek and save lost Lebanese in Africa. The highest concentration of Lebanese in West Africa is in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Many Lebanese first came here in the 1880s, when the Ottoman Empire was attacking the Christians in the Middle East. A second huge wave came in the 1970s, when civil war started in Lebanon.

Praise You Jesus for sending Mike and Sue to Abidjan, to reach the lost. Continue to lead the lost to Jesus. Encourage Mike and Sue during these summer months, when many Lebanese return to Lebanon for the summer.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2006

Yes, you surely know where God has led you to go, and He will get glory from your lives as you lead the Lebanese to Him! God Bless you!
Love and Prayers, Dorothy in Montana

Wed, 28 Jun 2006

I know you are following the Lord's leading in your ministry there. May there be much fruit from the seeds you're planting.
Love, Fae in Greenville, South Carolina

Tue, 27 Jun 2006

Praying JESUS leads you to HIS lost ones,
Charlotte in Louisville, KY


Famous mosque in Djenne, Mali

My brain is numb!

Tue, 20 Jun 2006

One of the most important things we do as international workers is to learn the languages of the people we serve. Yesterday, I took a taxi downtown (It costed $2.00). My Muslim taxi driver from Touba, Mali was thrilled to have a conversation with an American pastor in his own language, Bambara. Now we are investing a lot of energy learning Arabic. About half way through my daily one hour class with Fauzi, my brain is numb. But it is exciting to see progress in reading, writing, and speaking each day.

Praise you Heavenly Father for the progress that You are giving Mike, Sue, and Joshua in Arabic. Give them ears to hear and tongues to speak this amazing language.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2006

I am glad you are learning the language of the people. I know the older you get the harder to learn new languages but you are STILL young so I am sure you will succeed. I will pray for your success. Joshua can teach you!!!!!!
Fae in Greenville, South Carolina

Wed, 21 Jun 2006

Your incarnational approach will certainly pay off for the Kingdom.
God bless, Andy B. in California

Praise GOD for how HE uses you!
Charlotte in Louisville, Kentucky

Tue, 20 Jun 2006

I in no way envy you trying to learn another language. I have trouble remembering a few Spanish words from my co worker. Lord give them clarity of mind and the ability to remember and recall what they have learned.
AMEN. Terry

We praise our God because of your willingness, even eagerness to live and work so far from all that is familiar and comfortable. And we thank you. May HE use you to bless others and be an instrument in His hands for the Kingdom.
Joe and Ruth in Omaha, Nebraska


Josh in his new soccer outfit

God never gives up!

Tue, 13 Jun 2006

Joshua already gave up on the #32 Cote d'Ivoire Elephants and the #5 USA Yanks. He was a great fan until they both lost their first games in the World Cup. He asked me who is number one. Now he is cheering for the #1 Brasil team, who won their first game tonight (1-0) against #23 Croatia.

God never gives up on the lost. He takes no pleasure in their death. (Ez. 33:10-11) Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for making Mike and Sue your cheerleaders for the Lebanese in Abidjan. Continue to bring the lost on your team. Bless Mike and Sue with even greater fruit in their labor of love. Give your new players powerful faith in You.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2006

Well, it's O.K. for Joshua to change the team he's cheering for, but we are SO thankful that the Lord never gives up on us, when we fail! Praise God that you and Sue are cheer leaders for the Lebanese, and God will never fail them, or us! God Bless you!
Love and Prayers, Dorothy in Montana

Father, we thank you for Mike & Sue and their faithful service and obedience to your will. Richly bless them and encourage them in their love for you, those whom they serve, and those they call on in your name.
Thanks Farho's, Raymond in Omaha, Nebraska

:) bro. Of all the sources for spoiler info I never dreamed you would be one!!! I was just about to turn the tv on to watch the brasil/croatia match!!! Tell Joshua to root for England. Doesn't matter who wins they are the best :)
Keep the faith! John in New Jersey


Cote d'Ivoire flag

Sports in Cote d'Ivoire

Tue, 06 Jun 2006

As the soccer World Cup begins this week in Germany, Ivorians and Lebanese alike are cheering for their team, the Elephants. I'm not much of a sports spectator. I would rather compete, if only my knees would let me! The only time we turn on our TV is to watch a carefully chosen DVD or video (Remember those?). But Joshua is turning into a real soccer fan. So lately, he is asking to watch the soccer games and our old Olympics videos on TV.

Dear Lord, somehow use this season to unite Cote d'Ivoire. Draw the people of Côte d'Ivoire back together through soccer.

If you want to mail your old Sports Illustrated for Kids
to Joshua, here's our address:
Rev. Michael Farho
01 BP 6491
Abidjan 01, Cote d'Ivoire

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Thu, 8 Jun 2006

Looking forward to the World Cup. Cote d'Ivoire will play Argentina on Saturday and they will play my team (The Netherlands) on the 16th. Group C is the unfortunate group this World Cup. Argentina will be a tough team to beat.

Praying also that this World Cup will bring the people of Cote d'Ivoire together.
In Christ, Ada in Montana

Wed, 7 Jun 2006

The Lord bless. Wish we could be there to see the games!
Praying. Bob in Linclon, Nebraska

I remember bringing our youth to Côte d'Ivoire and engaging in a football match in the dust, with that ragged ball and poles for goals and smiles to light up the approaching dusk. May God use sport in Côte d'Ivoire and in Josh!
John in Bangkok, Thailand


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