These posts to our prayer blog are actually e-mail messages that we send out every Tuesday to our prayer team.
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Keep praying for Hussein's heart
Tue, 28 Nov 2006
Hussein is doing pretty well. We had supper together Saturday night. His heart is doing better. He's taking some very expensive medicine. He makes two trips a day to a hospital where a doctor gives him his intravenous (IV) medication. It's costing him about $1200 a month for six months. He has no insurance and had to close his electronics repair shop. He is working out of his apartment. This is a huge expense for him. Let us know if you would like to help Hussein with his medicine.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for Hussein's desire to know You better. Heal his body and his soul. Help him to trust in You alone for salvation.
Happy Thanksgiving from Abidjan
Sat, 25 Nov 2006
That's right, we're back "home" in Abidjan. We arrived at 4 AM. The trip went well, thanks to your prayers and God's faithfulness!
This Thanksgiving we'd like to thank you for your love and kindness. We thank God for giving us the greatest prayer partners, friends, and family in the world.
We're also thankful that we will be able to spend a few months in the USA next spring. The month of March, we will be on separate tours in C&MA churches, Sue in Georgia, Mike and Josh in North Carolina. After our short home assignment we will return to our ministry in Abidjan.
Which home are we going to?
Tue, 21 Nov 2006
Joshua wasn't sure where we were going. Since we have been away from home in Abidjan, we've called nine different places home. It has been a great learning experience everywhere we've visited. Just today I spent a few hours with a man who gave us some great Christian Arabic material: song books, DVDs, videos, and music CDs. These are great tools that will really help Sue plan our Lebanese worship services.
Dear Heavenly Father, please give Mike, Sue and Joshua a safe trip back home to Abidjan on Friday night.
Joshua's birthday is January 6, 1998. Our address for Christmas cards or
Rev Michael Farho
01 BP 6491
Abidjan 01, Cote d'Ivoire
Taking a break in Annecy
Mon, 13 Nov 2006
We decided to take a couple of days off this week, on our way back to Paris. We haven't been here in Annecy since we went to French language school in Albertville, 1988-1989.
Our meetings have been really helpful. The other international workers are sharing great advice and tools with us. We now have a supply of teaching materials in Arabic, including Bible CDs, sermon DVDs and testimonies from folks who trusted in Jesus after experiencing dreams and visions.
Later this week we will meet with a Lebanese pastor in Paris. He is leading an Arab church in Marseilles, France. I worshipped with them last Thursday in Marseilles. He promised Sue some CDs with Arabic worship music and a song book with guitar chords. We will also attend a conference for French church leaders.
We're in Marseilles, France.
Sat, 11 Nov 2006
We took the train from Belgium. The combines are out in the fields harvesting corn. On the horizon there are several ancient church spires. We've been informed that Belgium, France and Spain have fewer evangelical churches than some "closed countries!" But mosques are being built everywhere. We see many women wearing their Muslim veils, speaking Arabic.
Our visits have been a mutual encouragement everywhere. Keep praying for our remaining meetings in Marseilles and Paris!
Joshua hoped to visit Disneyland in Paris, when we were there last week, but it was too cold. They close it every year on Nov. 2. But he has had a fun time everywhere. We've spoiled him at McDonald's! He's made many friends at the playgrounds.
We plan to return to Abidjan on Nov. 24. Pray for peace to take root again. Thanks again for your partnership in our ministry!
Do you know about Jesus?
Tue, 07 Nov 2006
On our flight from North Africa to Paris, we weren't able to get any seats together. That is the first time for us in 21 years of flying as a family! So eight year old Joshua was seated with two men we didn't know. He has a clear strong voice, so I was able to hear him sharing Jesus with the men before the plane even took off. He was explaining the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunities we've experienced to share Your love with others. Please open ears to hear Your Word, eyes to see You, and hearts to receive You.
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes..." Romans 1:16