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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.
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.
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.
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