Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Train, Bishop, Prado, Fun

Wednesday will be quite exciting. We will all take the two hour train ride from Sousse to Tunis with the Sousse priest. Joshua will have school on the train. Mike will visit with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Tunisia about a building project and check out the 2006 Toyota Prado we want to purchase. Sue and Joshua will visit with some friends and maybe go shopping. It will be dark before we return home to Sousse.

Heavenly Father, give the Farhos a safe round trip to Tunis. Guide each meeting. Give the strength needed for this busy day. Provide them with the best car for their family.

To see photos use this link http://bit.ly/fbSousseChurchPhotos

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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!
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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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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sousse Catacombs

Today, Joshua and I went on a field trip to the Good Shepherd Catacombs. From some time after 70 AD until 312 AD, it was the graveyard for the Christians in Sousse. It is estimated that over 15,000 Christians are buried there. We're sure grateful those days are over. We are also grateful for the beautiful sanctuary where we worship each Sunday. You can see photos at our new website http://SousseChurch.org and at Facebook even if you aren't a member!

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the martyrs who gave their lives for their faith in Jesus. Encourage us to love You more than our earthly lives.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coffee with the Mayor

One of many high points last week was our meeting with the Mayor of Sousse. Can you imagine being the Mayor of a city that is more than 3,000 years old? It was exciting to listen to his stories, as he has served in every region of Tunisia, even as a governor of an important region. He shared with us the importance of Christian and Jewish people in Sousse over the centuries. He also explained the ethnic diversity of Tunisia.

Thank You Heavenly Father for this informative visit with the Mayor of Sousse. Give Mike an equally educational visit with the Governor of the Region of Sousse in the week ahead.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Farewell to John

Our 23 year old son will be heading overseas again soon with the Army National Guard. Your prayers for him are much appreciated. It is always hard to say goodbye to friends and relatives when leaving for about a year. He has many details to finish and bags to pack. Pray for us too, that we would not worry about him, as he serves our country. If you would like to send him a word of encouragement, we will forward it on to him.

Heavenly Father, be with John as he prepares to leave USA. Give him wisdom and joy as he faces the challenging months ahead.