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Farho December 2006 Prayer Blog

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Theodore said, "My Bible is worn out."

Tue, 26 Dec 2006

This evening, I was on my way to deliver a birthday cake for Jesus to one of our friends. A security guard on our road stopped me. He said he needed to talk to me. Then he held up his ragged Bible. Theodore said, "My Bible is worn out. Can you help me to get a new Bible?" After delivering the cake, I returned home get a Bible for Theodore.

Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing Mike and Sue to serve you in Cote d'Ivoire, where people are very hungry for Your Word. Please give us Theodore's hunger for Your Word.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2006

Wouldn't it be nice if we Americans needed a new Bible because we wore one out? Instead, we go get new Bibles in different versions & they set on the shelf. How sad. What a blessing for you Mike! May you encounter many who want to know more about Jesus. Have a blessed New Year as you serve the One Who called you. Richest blessings to all, Linda

Wed, 27 Dec 2006

I was thinking that maybe it is time to pay for bibles for people around Christmas and donating them in relatives names. Many of those to whom we give have no need of another gift or extra trinket. I'll talk with my hubby about this. Love to you all! Diane

Tue, 26 Dec 2006

Wow! What an inspiration. Thank you for sharing it. Laura

Thanks for your regular updates on your work there. We admire you for keeping on there in that city and trust that God will continue to give you fruit among the Lebanese. We have a deep love for the Lebanese because of our connections with our kids living in the Middle East for so long. And Abidjan has always been one of our favorite cities in the world! We pray for you. Love, Nancy

Merry Christmas and a New Year full of Christ's love and joy.

Tue, 19 Dec 2006

We're grateful for your partnership with us, reaching the world with the Good News of Jesus. Your love and prayers make it possible for us to continue in our ministry here in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

With lots of love and gratitude,
Mike, Sue, John and Joshua Farho
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Tue, 26 Dec 2006

Thank you very much for your Christmas greeting. I always pray for your requests. Thank you for serving the Lord. It`s great to hear the way the Lord is using you. I pray for John and thank the Lord for the way He is using John,and Joshua (on the plane)etc. May the Lord continue to use each of you for His glory. Trust this coming year will be filled with the Joy of the LORD. In Christ, Cathy

Sat, 23 Dec 2006

Thanks for the update on JOHN. It will increase my prayer life. Merry Christmas to you servants of the Lord. Love to all, Andy

Fri, 22 Dec 2006

Merry Christmas, Mike and Sue and Family! Our prayers are with you! Have a wonderful Christmas! Love, Kent and Marilyn

Tue, 19 Dec 2006

Yes, I also send you Christmas greetings. Our Jesus is so wonderful. One of my bulletin boards at church has big letters "Christmas, It's All About Jesus". That will be the theme of our little Sunday School program. He Continues to bless me in so many ways, but especially His presence is so real to me. I just love Him so much. And my burden is as yours to see others come to know Him. Love, Eleanor

Merry Christmas to you and your family. We pray regularly for you and for John on Wednesday nights. Lorraine

What is Christmas like in Abidjan?

Tue, 12 Dec 2006

This year it is more beautiful and Christ centered than ever before. We're surprised to see a life size nativity manger scene in a Muslim owned toy store. Outside, in front of the store, in 90 degree weather, they have some device making artificial snow fall! Last year, it seemed that none of the stores were decorated at all. This year we are overwhelmed with decorations, lights, trees and even manger scenes.

Heavenly Father, use this new focus on Christmas to open hearts to our Lord Jesus Christ. Make this the year that many receive the greatest gifts of all, eternal life and peace with God.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2006

Glad to hear of Christmas celebrations there in Abidjan. May the Lord give you many opportunities to share Christ through your contacts this Christmas. In Christ, Bob and Myrtle

Wed, 13 Dec 2006

Hope all the Farhos have a great Nativity Story in their hearts this season. Keep the updates coming...people do get prayed for. John

Mike, I remember when I was a nun in Puerto Rico seeing my first Christmas with lights in the palm trees. Every part of the world has its own beauty. I'll think of you this year and your family's faithful work. God bless you! Diane

WOW MIKE! Snow in Africa! How lovely! Weather here is chilly, sunny, no snow && none predicted before Christmas. We haven't had a white Christmas for years. There is something about it that makes Christmas perfect :-) May you have fruits for your labors during this time that hearts are soft towards spiritual things. May you be richly blessed. Hug Sue for me. Blessings, Linda

Tue, 12 Dec 2006

Merry Christmas to you Mike Farho and your family from your brothers and sisters here in Gretna, Nebraska. It is always so good to get your e-mail updates and to be able to pray for your needs. Isn't it wonderful that more and more is being done in your country in regard to the Christmas holiday. We too pray that hearts will be changed there for our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Have a great Christmas Lloyd and Greta

Dear Mike, Sue and Joshua, May God richly bless you this Christmas. I never dreamed that there would be any Christmas decorations in Abidjan. It's good what faith and prayer will do. You are on my international worker prayer list and I pray daily for you all and John too. God bless, Doris

Dear Mike and Sue, thanks for your updates. Bob and I do wish you a blessed Christmas. It is amazing to have Muslims decorate and acknowledge Jesus' birth. May they be convinced that HE is THE TRUTH. Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year. Myrtle

Joshua's "mysterious dream"

Tue, 05 Dec 2006

Today at lunch Joshua said, "I had a mysterious dream last night. I dreamed I was Jonah. I was surprised when the big fish swallowed me. Inside he had a swimming pool with nice new tile. There were even clean bathrooms with sinks!"

Too bad Joshua woke up before arriving in Nineveh to share the Good News! Nineveh was located on the eastern bank of the Tigris in modern-day Mosul, Iraq, just 248 miles north of Baghdad.

Heavenly Father, we pray for peace during these stressful days in both Cote d'Ivoire and Lebanon. Protect the people in both countries from violence. Use these difficulties to open doors for your Good News.

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