Prayer news from Mike and Sue

Farho August 2006 Prayer Blog

We really need you on our prayer team. These posts to our prayer blog are actually e-mail messages that we send out every Tuesday to our prayer team. We invite you to join our much appreciated team of prayer partners.

Rev. Celestin Koffi
Rev. Celestin Koffi

A milestone weekend

Tue, 29 Aug 2006

Saturday morning we took part in a very meaningful ceremony, giving the Côte d'Ivoire (RCi) Abidjan mission compound to the RCi National Church. Leaders who participated in the ceremony included President and Mrs. Celestin Koffi, Dr. and Mrs. Andre Kouadio, and Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Keita. After receiving the keys, President Koffi thanked the USA Mission for the property. He shared their commitment to share the Good News with unreached people groups.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wonderful work in preparing the RCi National Church for this stage of ministry. Use them to clearly communicate Your Good News to those who don't know You.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2006

Are you in Abidjan or Cote d'Ivoire now? I get confused sometimes. Lynne

We are in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Abidjan is the largest city in Côte d'Ivoire. The population is nearly four million people, about 20% of the population of Côte d'Ivoire. Mike Farho

What a day of rejoicing indeed! John

Tue, 29 Aug 2006

We are thankful for all of you who share the Good News with the Unreached people everywhere you can! God Bless you! Love and Prayers, Dorothy

What a wonderful God we serve. The Alliance has had good vision on having national churches. We are grateful that you were there to participate in the exchange. The kingdom is further advanced through all of the international worker efforts. Thanks so much, Tim & Kim

WMP Bible extracts

Thank you for God's Word!

Tue, 22 Aug 2006

One of our favorite ministry activities is sharing God's Word. We make it a priority to give away Bible extracts to anyone who would like them. Our favorite source of Bible literature is WMP. Today, a waitress at a café thanked me for the booklet Help from Above. She said that I already gave her one previously, but that she had a friend to whom she would like to give it.

Dear Heavenly Father, bless WMP. Provide them the funds they need to provide excellent Bible literature in more than 300 languages. We trust that Your Word will bear much fruit in the lives of those Mike and Sue meet each day in Abidjan.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2006

You guys do such a great job of reaching out! Your emails encourage and challenge me. Ann

Even tho we don't respond often, we do appreciate your Tuesday updates. Thank you for faithfully showing us how to pray for you and your work. Blessings on you, Debby

I hope Josh got his books that he needed. Anyway, I prayed for that and for him to adjust going to school again. I pray for you Mike and your family every morning. It gives me joy in your faith and your obedience. In Him, Florence

Joshua Farho

Back to school!

Tue, 15 Aug 2006

For some International worker Kids (MKs) in West Africa, school started yesterday. Classes began at Dakar Academy in Senegal and here in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire for Joshua. We were really proud of Joshua when he studied with his Arabic teacher today. He did a great job remembering how to read the letters of the alphabet. We're having trouble getting his school books out from the USA. Pray that they would arrive soon.

Students in Lebanon have some real challenges ahead. Dear Heavenly Father, help schools to get underway smoothly in Lebanon. Protect the Lebanese that are returning home to villages in the south of Lebanon. Help Joshua's school books to arrive soon in Abidjan.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2006

Good to hear that Joshua is doing good in Arabic. We have prayed that you will receive the school books soon. We hope that you will be continually blessed with open doors and open hearts for His gospel to be heard. Many blessings, Tim & Kim

Wed, 16 Aug 2006

Thanks, Mike, for the news. We are praying for you and your family and ministry there in Abidjan area. Along with praying for the peace of Jerusalem, we need to pray for the peace of Lebanon! In Christ, Bob O.

I never thought of school starting in Lebanon or that you may have to import school texts. I love your format that includes a prayer each time. It gives me a starting point each time I get an e-mail from you. Keep the updates coming. In His Love, Lois

Tue, 15 Aug 2006

Just want you to know our church body is praying for you, your friends and how God can use you in some very difficult situations. I'm am always anxious to read your letters, so full of news and I know how to pray after reading them. Blessings to you and your family, Very sincerely, Patty

Radwan is encouraged

Sat, 12 Aug 2006

The peace process seems to be working out. Radwan hopes to go back south to his home next week. Word is that the cease fire should be in effect by Monday. Keep praying for the peace of Israel and Lebanon.

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Lebanon's Christian refugees

Tue, 8 Aug 2006

Estimated statistics
from Barnabus Fund

Approximate figures for the number of Christian refugees are as follows, beginning with those displaced by the conflict in Lebanon which began on 12th July.

  • Lebanese Christians who have fled to other parts of Lebanon - 50,000
  • Lebanese Christians who have fled to Syria - 33,000
  • Lebanese Christians who have fled to Jordan - 30,000
  • Total Lebanese Christian refugees - 113,000

In addition there were an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Filipino, Sri Lankan and other "third country nationals" working in south Lebanon, many of whom were Christians. It is believed that most have left.

Heavenly Father, bring healing to all these refugees. Many are traumatized by the bombings they experienced. Provide for their needs. Show Your love and give your healing to the many Muslims and Christians that are suffering because of this war.

John's boot camp photo April 2005

Good news today

Mon, 7 Aug 2006

We finally heard from John today. It has been exactly one month since his last e-mail. He was busy before leaving on his two week vacation in Hawaii. He wrote us from an airport in Texas, on his way back overseas. He had a great time of rest and site-seeing. Oh, to be 20 years old again!

I was able to get Radwan on the telephone this afternoon. He said that they are doing OK. He made a trip down south during the 48 hours of cease-fire to check out his home. It was pretty much OK, with most of the windows smashed out by the percussion of nearby bombs. I'm glad they we able to get away.

Dear Heavenly Father, protect John in his travels and work with the Army in Iraq. Give Radwan and his family wisdom about what to do next. If possible, guide them back to Abidjan.

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Tue, 8 Aug 2006

Myrtle and I are praying for the Lord to bring glory to His name out of the chaos in Lebanon and Israel. My, this makes me think of the coming of the Lord to defend His people! Glad to hear that Radwan is OK.
The Lord bless, Bob O.

I pray daily for John and his safety. Doris

Praise God for our 20 year olds - they keep us in the Father's face.
Press on, Mike! Peace, John

Praise GOD! I am so thankful these two were safe in HIS hands, Charlotte

Mon, 7 Aug 2006

I am glad to hear that John got a little fun in before he goes. I will pray for him every day.
Poor Radwan - it's so hard to imagine losing your home in such circumstances. You & Sue hang tough through all the stress! Lynne

I have been praying for your friends. I'm glad they are O.K
Love, Fae

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