Tuesday, August 25, 2009

106F today in Sousse

We will apply for our visa in two weeks. We're grateful for the opportunity to reach the world here in Sousse. Joshua had a great two weeks, with kids from Tunis. You can see photos of our recent adventures at our Farho family blog.

We added a facebook page this week for the Sousse Church. It has a few photos of our church. We are amazed how calm it is here for Ramadan, with few cars on the roads 24 hours a day. It is nothing like Abidjan.

Heavenly Father, smooth the process for the Farho's visa. Continue to bless the Sousse Church with good attendance. Protect the people of Sousse as they fast from food and water during daylight hours.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

1st Saturday of Ramadan 2009

Today is the first Saturday of Ramadan. Muslims fast, no food and liquids, for all daylight hours. As we made our visits all the cafes we saw were empty. Must be a hard 30 days for them and restaurants. At night, Muslims try to eat as a family during this holy month. They've shared with us that family unity is the main thing they enjoy about Ramadan.

Heavenly Father, we trust You to open doors and hearts for Mike and Sue everywhere they go. Encourage Sue as she is sharing about her experience of Your faithfulness in our family and ministry tomorrow at church.

Send us your questions, advice, comments or prayer requests!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ramadan Karim

Wish your Muslim friends, neighbors and co-workers a happy Ramadan. Kindness is so important in our relationships. We don't know what Ramadan will be like here in Sousse. It will be our first time starting this week. We're told to expect all the restaurants and cafes to be closed during the days. We wonder where tourists will eat!

Heavenly Father, make the Farhos a real blessing to their Muslim neighbors. Give them patience as life will change dramatically in Sousse during Ramadan.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jellyfish and Tunisians

Jellyfish photo at wikipedia.orgWe had a fun evening, after work at the beach, with 3 Tunisian families. They only spoke Arabic, but we enjoyed being together. Sue and I were tired and wondering how we could get Joshua to go home before it got too dark. Then he left the other kids and came out of the sea. A jellyfish stung him and the 3 year old girl. So we walked to the pharmacy and home. The pharmacist said, "You don't need medicine. Just soak it in hot water for 15 min!" Joshua just went to bed and can't remember which leg was stung!
Thank You Heavenly Father for the Farho's neighborhood friends and honest pharmacist. As Muslims around the world prepare for their 30 days of Ramadan fasting, open their hearts to their Christian neighbors.
See a jellyfish, two sharks and a praying mantis at our Farho family blog.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Farho Family Blog

If you would like to know more about our personal lives, we have several Web resources that will help you to know us better. For photos and little comments, go to our Family blog.

You will find photos dating from 1974 to present from USA, France, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, and Tunisia. We're trying to add more photos daily. We also have daily updates by at least Mike and sometimes from Sue, John and Joshua at our home page

Heavenly Father, give Mike and Sue wisdom as they help people in Tunisia with very difficult problems. Give them patience, love and understanding in each relationship You provide.