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, November 17, 2009

Grateful for your prayers

Thanksgiving 2008
in Sousse with the Millers
As Thanksgiving Day approaches in the USA, we'd like to express our gratitude to you. You are making a difference in our lives, ministry and each person we meet everyday. We cannot measure the power of prayer. If you ever feel ineffectual, it is just a feeling. The reality is beyond your imagination. Pray assured that God is listening to and answering your prayers.

Thank You Heavenly Father for giving the Farhos such an amazing team of prayer partners. Bless each one with joy as they pray. Give us Your Holy Spirit's guidance as we pray each day.

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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, January 20, 2009

Saying goodbye in Abidjan

Thank God with us! With His amazing help, we are getting everything done. It is a pleasure to see things come together each day. The hardest stuff to send out the door is our library of hundreds of books. Today, I gave away my first New Testament, a version by J.B. Phillips. I received it as a gift on May 30, 1977. Ken and Lynda Dick gave it to me as a brand new believer. Sue will really miss all her excellent Bible studies. She also had me take a photo of her with her car, before Pastor Antoine drove away with it.

Heavenly Father, thank You for taking such good care of Mike, Sue and Joshua in Abidjan. Comfort them as they bid farewell to friends and stuff. Thank You for providing an apartment and a reliable car to drive while they are in the USA for four months.

Grateful for your partnership in prayer,
Mike and Sue 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 28, 2008

Walking and visiting

This is our life now and for the next 6 weeks. We've made several new friends already.

Thanks to your prayers, we have Internet on our phone. Don't expect long messages or perfect spelling!

Heavenly Father, thank You for meeting all Mike, Sue and Joshua's needs as they travel and study Arabic.

With love,
Mike and Sue Farho

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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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Monday, September 8, 2008

Joshua Malaria update

Joshua slept well last night. The very strong medication and your even stronger prayers are healing him. He had some headache all day, but is sleeping now. I woke him up and gave him his last pill at midnight GMT last night.

He's doing OK at home school this morning. Now he'll need a couple days in the house to recover. That will be torture for him. We might have a friend come over to play Legos with him.

Thanks for taking the time to pray for Joshua! We praise God for you!

Send us your questions advice, comments or prayer requests!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

God took away my fear!

On Aug. 7, 2001, a number of our friends experienced a living nightmare. God supernaturally saved us from being caught in the maelstrom of that evil day. I don't want to open the wounds that so many experienced that day. I need to share one friend's healing after that frightening day. Last week, she shared that the fear was so overwhelming that she couldn't sleep for days. Then she cried out to God to take away her fear. Immediately, a wonderful feeling of peace came over her. I can honestly tell you that she is now one of the most courageous people I know.

Heavenly Father, thank You for healing those who were so terribly wounded that day 7 years ago. Make this anniversary of that event one of increasing peace and comfort for all. Protect Your servants who serve You in areas of intense spiritual warfare. Deliver them from the evil one and his schemes to destroy them.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fuel went up 44% this week.

Overnight, the price of diesel fuel for our vehicle went from $4.93 to $7.10 a gallon in Cote d'Ivoire. Gas is now $7.19 a gallon. We're grateful that our vehicles get great mileage. How much do you pay for fuel?

We went to the grocery store today and stocked up. All food items will soon cost more, because of the increase in fuel costs. We're finding ourselves doing more of our visits by phone, to cut ministry expenses. We're as careful as we can be about making any purchases for our ministry that will influence the cost of our work here. Our Toyota gets much better mileage than our old Peugeot. We drive our tiny Suzuki Samurai or motorcycle when possible. Last year, we used our Farho Work gifts to purchase a laser printer. It dramatically reduced our printing costs compared to our inkjet printer.

We're grateful for your generous and sacrificial gifts to send us here to share the Good News in Abidjan. What ideas can you share, to help us lower our ministry expenses?

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Claimed healing for my back

Thank you for sending us your prayer requests. We are honored to get them, and to pray for you and others.

Praise God Fauzi's back is better!

When I, Nellie, read your e-mail, I was so thankful as I read the first line of it..."Do we need to pray for your back too?" I said 'yes' outloud and claimed healing for my back that had some of the same symptoms that Fauzi had. I shared this with my Pastor at our International Conference where we were having our International Dinner with the Grace Alliance Church in Lexington, just as we did when you were here last year. This morning my neck, back, hip and leg are almost well. I am going to ask for anointing at our time at church tonight!

Thank you for taking time to pray for others back here. God says He will not forget your labor of love; I believe that means every aspect of your ministry. God bless, protect, encourage, and give you His strength as you and your family continue to work for him. Nellie and Ken

Send us your questions advice, comments or prayer requests!

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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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