Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Preaching Sunday in Sousse

It will be exciting to finally get to preach at our church. Sue leads her first French Bible study here Wednesday. Both of us are excited and anxious at the same time. Pastor Peter and his wife Susan will be present, for the last time, after 30 years as the founding pastor of the Sousse Christian Church.

We're getting settled in our home. Half of our windows are now screened. Instead of cars, we have tennis shoes, bikes and a scooter for transportation!

Heavenly Father, continue to bless Mike, Sue and Joshua with good friends in Sousse. Open their ears to hear Tunisian Arabic clearly. Open their mouths to teach Your Word with clarity.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Sad Father's Day

Of course we miss our dads, but that wasn't the only reason we were sad on Father's Day. At church, we said goodbye to three friends who are leaving Tunisia. We were also sad, as we headed home from church, we saw a dead man on the road. He evidently crashed his fast motorcycle into the rear of a parked tow truck. Fortunately, the young man was covered with a sheet, so Joshua only saw the crumpled motorcycle. Traffic will get more deadly this summer as reckless young tourists from North Africa and Europe come here for vacation.

Heavenly Father, thank You for protecting Joshua from seeing this man on the road. Protect the people in Sousse from accidents during the dangerous summer months. Open hearts to trust in You for eternity.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finding friends in Sousse

We prayed that Sue would find a gym, where she could exercise with other women. During our evening walk Sunday night, we happened upon a small gym three blocks from our house. Sue joined there today. It would be very encouraging for Sue to become friends with the neighborhood women at the gym. Joshua also played soccer this week with some new friends on our street.

Heavenly Father, thank You for providing a gym near the Farho's house. Help Sue to find a good friend there. Continue to heal Mike's sprained ankle. Give wisdom as he purchases a moped or scooter soon.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Online in Tunisia

We got connected for the first time today from our new apartment. Our connection will only be slow and dial-up, so please don't send forwards or attachments. They could take hours to download. We pay by the minute for our connection. Sorry! We're busy getting settled in to life here, learning lots and speaking Tunisian Arabic again.

Heavenly Father, encourage Mike, Sue and Joshua by helping them to remember all the spoken Arabic they learned last year. Give them fluency and courage to use what they know each day.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Three more days in USA

We arrived home in Omaha this evening. It was a great week of fellowship and insightful messages. We had a very encouraging visit on the way home at Crossroads Christian Church in Evansville, Indiana. John is here tonight to spend some time with us. It is always hard to say goodbye. With only three more days in Omaha, we have mixed emotions, but we are getting excited about our arrival in Tunisia.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the protection you gave the Farhos during their days on the road. Give them quality time with their family this week.

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