Friday, May 9, 2008

Sue robbed at traffic light

Sue was stopped in traffic at a large intersection, when a man who appeared to be a beggar with a wounded arm, forced open the driver side rear section of the convertible top of her Suzuki Samurai. It was pouring down rain. The assailant was wearing a bandage wrapped around his entire right arm.

She screamed and honked her horn as he crawled into her car. No one helped her. She pulled her cell phone out of her purse to call me. Then the light turned green. She tried to escape, while he continued to climb into her car. He was able to enter and jumped into the front seat, as she crossed the intersection. Continuing to scream at him, she stopped around the corner and shoved the tall man out of her car.

She was so shook up that she was unable to call me on her phone. She drove straight home. Then she saw her purse was gone. She told Joshua and his French tutor to call me. I drove directly to the scene of the crime. The police were already there for another robbery, maybe even the same thief. They explained to me that the bandage was probably concealing a steel bar used to bust open car windows to steal purses. They left to search for the thief.

I couldn't get Sue to answer our house phone. I assumed her cell phone was stolen with her purse. So I drove home. Sue, Joshua and the tutor were gone.

She left with them to search for the thief and her favorite purse! They found witnesses who saw the man with her purse, but they didn't find the thief.

Heavenly Father, give Sue peace after this traumatic event. Help her to sleep and feel Your protection. Deliver the Farhos from danger. In Jesus Name! Amen.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Policeman needed $12

I was witnessing to two policemen who stopped me Yesterday. One said it was his birthday and he needed $12 to buy some "sodas" to celebrate. We talked for a long time. He turned 32 years old. I told him I don't give New Testaments to everyone, but since it was his birthday, I gave him one. His buddy had to have one too. They both kissed their new New Testaments and thanked me profusely. I told them they were for reading, not storing on a shelf. They promised they would read them daily.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Where have you been, I missed you!

On my way home from visiting Lebanese today, several police pulled me over. When one came to my window I said, "Where have you been? I missed you! We're afraid to go out when you aren't here on the side of our roads."

He responded, "We're back now!" There were four of them, so I gave him four Scripture Gospel booklets titled How to Know God by WMPress with Scriptures about salvation in 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 29, 2008

Why so many exciting stories?

Why do we always have exciting stories to share?

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.

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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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