Farho January 2008 Prayer Blog

These posts to our prayer blog are actually e-mail messages that we send out every Tuesday to our prayer team.

You are warmly invited to join our much appreciated team of prayer partners.

Why do we always have exciting stories to share?

Tue, 29 Jan 2008

Because you pray, God prepares divine opportunities for us. Yesterday, Sue was stopped twice on a short trip to visit a Lebanese woman. When Sue offered the policeman a Gospel tract, he said,"I already have that one!" When she offered him a second title, he said, "I already have that one too! " Then he unzipped his shirt pocket, showing her that he carries the two booklets she previously gave him everywhere he goes.

Heavenly Father, give Mike and Sue patience as they seem to spend too much time at police stops. Help them to see these interruptions as divine opportunities from You to share Your Son Jesus.

Joshua's school books arrived with huge bill

Tue, 22 Jan 2008

Joshua's 5th grade homeschool books arrived FedEx from USA on Thursday. The transit bill was $351 on $860 of books. We sent out a quick prayer request on our mini Blog. "I need to go negotiate with the duty office today! Pray!!" Then we went to pick up his books. We negotiated the bill of $351 to $22. Only $63 was duty, which was removed. We gave the FedEx man a New Testament, as we thanked him for his help. He said, "I'm a Muslim, but I'm going to read this Bible and carry it with me everywhere I go!"

As we were loading Joshua's books into our car, another FedEx worker asked me if I could bring him a New Testament. So I went back there today with two more New Testaments. I spent about an hour visiting with the duty agent.

Heavenly Father, may these seeds of Your Word sprout healthy souls for eternity. Thank You for making it possible to reduce that huge transit bill to a small expense.

I told the policeman, "I love you."

Tue, 15 Jan 2008

Today, I rode my motorcycle for my visits. Under a huge shade tree there was a group of 10 or more police or soldiers. It's hard to tell the difference, they were wearing camouflage clothes and were carrying machine guns. This fellow that stopped me was insisting that I had to give him a "gift." I replied that I don't give money, but Scripture booklets to police or soldiers on the side of the road. He asked me why I was giving him the Scripture. I replied, "Because I love you. I gave up my comfortable life in the United States of America to come here and share the Word of God, which is more valuable than money."

Before I left the soldier/policeman, we talked about where he went to church. He's a Catholic. I told him I wanted to see him in church on Sunday. He said OK. Then he walked over to the group of men to tell them about his experience with the international worker and to pass the tracts around. I know because it took me a minute to put my helmet back on and leave. They all waved goodbye.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for giving Mike this opportunity to share Your love with these soldiers or police. Give these men a burning passion to read Your Word. Holy Spirit, lead them to the cross of Christ for salvation.

What is the Daniel Fast?

Tue, 08 Jan 2008

The most popular pages at our website are about the Daniel Fast. Over the last week, those pages have been viewed 24,874 times. Why is the Daniel Fast so popular? Many people start out the New Year with a 21 day Daniel Fast. It is their way of giving their "First Fruits" to the Lord. It is basically a vegan diet, avoiding meats, processed foods and sugar.

Heavenly Father, we thank you that many of these visitors to Farho.net are joining the Farho prayer team. Encourage us as we continue to pray for Muslims who don't know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Take a few minutes to visit our Daniel Fast pages.

Happy New Year from Mike Sue, John, and Josh Farho

May your year 2008 be filled with blessings and peace!

Tue, 01 Jan 2008

That is the SMS message we are sending to all our friends here in Abidjan. That is our prayer for you as well. You are our greatest blessing. You fill our lives with the blessings of joy, divine protection and peace. May our Lord fill your life to overflowing with these same blessings.

Heavenly Father, give Joshua a fun day as he celebrates his 10th birthday on January 6. Encourage Mike and Sue as they celebrate their 24th anniversary on January 7.


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