Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My life is full of joy


Mike FarhoToday, Radwan and I went to his travel agent to purchase airline tickets for my family to an MK education conference in Niamey, Niger in January. One of the armed guards there ran up to us and greeted me very warmly. He thanked me profusely for giving him a Scripture booklet last month. He told us that his life is totally changed. His life is now full of joy, with Jesus in his heart. What a joy it was for us to hear his testimony!

Heavenly Father, continue to give Mike and Sue many opportunities to share the Word of God and love of Jesus with people in Abidjan. Guide this young man as he grows in his relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day ! !

We're so very grateful for your love and prayers! You are really a great prayer partner! I guess if I can tell a policeman/soldier on the side of the road in Abidjan that I love him, we can admit we love you too! We truly do thank God for you daily. You are making a tremendous difference for eternity in the lives of many men, women, boys and girls here in Cote d'Ivoire. Through your prayers and gifts, we are your voice, hands and feet in West Africa.

Our Baptist friends send you a big thank you. They told me to tell you, "God answered your prayers in a big way!" She had surgery on Friday and was up and walking around on Saturday.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I told the policeman, "I love you."

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 pastor 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 divine 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.

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