Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Teachers

Because you prayed, we found three new teachers this morning! We're thrilled to find these people to teach Joshua Violin, Karate and Arabic. What a combination! After Joshua's run-in with a group of bullies yesterday, he sees his need to get back in shape. He is also excited about learning to play violin. He learned, after we bought his violin, that his best friend also plays one. All three of us are excited to start our new Arabic study program next week.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for answering our prayers for these new teachers. Give Mike, Sue and Joshua ALL the gifts they need to learn ALL their new lessons.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Car, Sound and Healing

Orange trees on a street in Morocco 
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Much patience is bearing much fruit. We should have our car in the next ten days. The acoustics in our church are much improved. We spent a Friday morning trying various modifications to the sound system settings. We are no longer using it. We found the ideal location for the leader to stand. A small amplifier, with speaker, is adding volume on the floor. The echo is almost gone.

Heavenly Father, we pray that You would heal our brother Dave of his violent stomach virus and his wife of her respiratory virus. May You be glorified and others be amazed by Your power to heal.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ordered a Berlingo

Citroën Berlingo First.
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After months of asking you to pray, we ordered a new Citroen Berlingo. They are called a leisure activity vehicle, meaning a roomy subcompact car with doors on the back. It should make our lives much simpler. Sunday's are quite difficult with all the stuff we haul to church in a taxi. We are looking forward to visiting our church visitors and members more easily.

Heavenly Father, thank You for providing the funds for this new car. Bless all the Farho prayer partners and donors as they have blessed the Farhos.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Walking 2 Church

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God is doing miracles for Charlie. Two weeks ago he came out of a 12 day coma. You prayed last Tuesday that he'd get home ASAP. He arrived home in the UK the next day! Yesterday, he made his 1st post-coma steps. Our Facebook prayer partners prayed for better Sousse Church attendance. We've had 4 record breaking Sundays over 50. The most ever, 60, came Sunday, double our average!

Thank you Heavenly Father for all Your blessings: Farho's resident visas arrived; Growth in church attendance; Lay people serving at church; Open hearts to Your Good News; Surpassed goal of 2,000 weekly prayer partners. Praise You Jesus!

Grateful for your partnership in prayer,
Mike and Sue Farho

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

At home with Ambassadors?

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Today will be very unusual. I'm invited to both the USA and British ambassadors' homes. That is because of my position as their representative in Sousse. My title is warden.

Heavenly Father, give the Farhos safe travels again to Tunis in a tiny rental car. Give them grace as they attend these important meetings.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Farho Update Opinions

We're enjoying Fall weather for the first time as residents in Africa. We froze here in Tunisia last Fall, when we were studying Arabic here. Now we really are enjoying it :-)

Please reply with your opinions or post them as comments for all to read at here!
  • Would you like or dislike photos with our updates?
  • Do you think our updates are: Too short, Too long, or Just right?
  • Do you want to hear more or less personal family stuff?
  • What do you really like or dislike about our updates?
Heavenly Father, thank You for all the members of the Farho prayer team. Encourage us all as we join together in prayer each week.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ramadan 22 Aug- 20 Sept

Muslims fast from food and water for 30 days, from sunrise until sunset. They fast as an act of faith and worship towards Allah, to suppress sinful desires and increase religious piety. Ramadan in 2009 (or the Islamic year of 1430) is August 22 - September 20. Learn more at http://islam.farho.net

30-days.net distributes free daily e-mail updates for the 30 days of Ramadan. Please sign up for these updates from their "30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World" booklet.

Heavenly Father, motivate Christians around the world to love Muslims through prayer. Help us to see them as You see them. Give them dreams and visions of our Savior Jesus Christ.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Believe in prayer!

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We do! That's why we provide new ways to equip you to pray. Did you know you can use Facebook to pray for us? You're invited to add us as your friends. We send single sentence updates twice a day. Every weekend we now send a unique 30 second prayer update to our Facebook prayer partners. You can join and add us as your friends at http://facebook.com/mike.farho Include a message, reminding us that you are already on our prayer team.

Heavenly Father, give each Farho prayer partner great joy as they trust in You to answer their prayers for Mike and Sue. Give the women at Sue's French Bible study a great time together on Wednesday morning.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Farho Farewell on Sunday

Our four months in USA are almost over. This weekend will be our last Sunday in Omaha. It would be a great joy to give you a hug goodbye. If you can be in Omaha on Sunday May 17 at 6pm, you are warmly invited to our farewell reception.

We hope to see you then! Since many of our prayer partners are many miles, states and even countries away, we send you big hug right now! :-)

Heavenly Father, we trust You to bring many of Mike and Sue's friends and partners out to say goodbye for another two years. Bless each partner, near and far, as they make the Farho's ministry possible in North Africa.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pray for healing!

Downtown Abidjan
Urgent request from our Lebanese believers in Cote d'Ivoire: Please pray for our Lebanese friend, Pierre. He was evacuated from Abidjan. He is very ill in Marseilles, France. He has only one kidney. It seems that his liver and/or kidney is shutting down.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to touch and heal Pierre's body. Give his doctors wisdom. Comfort his wife and extended family during these difficult days.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We wish you a Joyful Christmas!

As we considered taking a photo of our family to send you, we decided that it wasn't a good idea. Sue is the only one wearing a shirt! As many of our partners are shivering with record cold temps, we are sweating in the typical tropical heat of Abidjan. We've had daily rain and RealFeel(R) temps over 105°F, with the humidity dripping at about 90%. Do you feel warmer yet?

You warm our hearts as we thank our Heavenly Father for you. Your prayers are the best gift we receive each day. May our Father's love warm your hearts, even in the frigid areas of His creation. May your Christmas be filled with His abounding joy!

With love and gratitude,
Mike, Sue, John, and Joshua Farho

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Celebrating Thanksgiving all year

You give us reasons to be grateful every day. Your partnership through prayer is so vital to our work! We see the fruit of your prayers daily.

Heavenly Father we trust You to bless each prayer partner. Give them joy and strength for each day!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prayer is a powerful ministry

Mike FarhoWith Canadian Thanksgiving and USA Columbus Day yesterday, we're thinking about the things for which we are grateful. Right on the top of our list is your ministry, as one of our prayer partners. Your ministry of prayer is the power behind our service here in Abidjan. We can't do anything without your partnership! Today, we dedicate this update to you and your powerful ministry of prayer.

Heavenly Father, thank You for each prayer partner lifting up Mike and Sue. Bless each one and give them the faith, healing, encouragement, joy and the finances they need for each day.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What is Ramadan?

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Ramadan in 2008 (or the Islamic year of 1429) is September 1-30. Dates may vary according to the sighting of the moon. It is the third pillar of Islam, when Muslims around the world celebrate the holiest month of their year. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims from all continents unite in a period of sunrise to sunset fasting and spiritual reflection. Our friends tell us that one of the most important aspects of Ramadan for them is an increase in commitment to their families.

Heavenly Father, during this holy time for Muslims give them dreams and visions of our Savior Jesus Christ. As they discipline themselves and resist temptation, open their hearts to their need for the Savior.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Prayer for 08-08-08 at 08:08am

Thought I would celebrate this awesome date with a special prayer for you, posted on 08/08/08 at 08:08 am. That makes this an 080808 0808 GMT prayer!

Heavenly Father, we thank You for giving us a new day to know You and love You. We thank You for giving us the fruit of Your Holy Spirit to enable us to obey You. We thank You for Your patience with us each day and year You've given us. Empower us anew to be Your faithful servants on this planet we call home. Enlighten us as we reflect Your glory. Cause Your love to overflow from us to all our neighbors and every nation of the world.

We pray all these things in the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who died to make our pardon possible. Amen

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