Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Such great people!

Someone asked me, as they were leaving church Sunday, "How do you get such great people to serve with you at the Sousse Church? The praise and worship team and hospitality folks are all wonderful!" We are so happy to have people who love Jesus and live in Sousse, serve Him at the Sousse Church. Pray that God would provide even more gifted people with a servant's heart to do the work of the ministry in His Church.

Heavenly Father, use my gifts for Your glory right here in my community. Make my church and the Sousse Church to be salt and light in our cities. Encourage many to attend our churches for Easter services.

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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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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Buried in e-mail

Saved By Grace
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Many relationships and activities kept us from answering e-mail for two months. They were very fruitful and blessed by the Lord. We thank Jesus for being our strength and reason for living. The biggest problem we've experienced is the quantity of unanswered e-mail. What a blessing it is to say that is the worst of our problems. Now, we need to either answer or delete these messages.

Heavenly Father, give Mike and Sue wisdom as they evaluate which of the emails to answer and delete. Help Mike to catch-up with paperwork and other less desirable tasks he needs to complete.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Your Favorite Christmas Carol?

We wonder, what is your favorite Christmas Carol? Would you be so kind as to post a comment and tell us? Sue's favorite is Do You know What I Know? My favorite is Mary, Did You Know?

We'll share the results of this un-scientific poll Christmas Eve at our Carol Service. It is the major event of the year at the Sousse Church. We're trusting God for a capacity crowd worshipping Jesus Christ with us.

Heavenly Father, draw many to worship You at the Sousse Church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. May Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ receive all the glory.

Thank you for your love and prayers. May God grant you a joyful Christmas!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Celebrating Advent

We've enjoyed Advent as a family tradition for many years. It is also a tradition at the Sousse Church. We lit the Hope candle, last Sunday. We have a new resident, LeeAnn, who feels called to lead the kid's meeting during my message. It was very encouraging for Joshua, attending children's church for the first time at the Sousse Church. So far there are only two kids, but we know more will come now that they can study the Bible and have fun together. Tomorrow, we will attend some meetings and shop in Tunis.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for sending Jesus to be the Hope of the nations. Your promises are as sure as your faithfulness. Give the Farhos and their friends a safe drive to Tunis and back home.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Visitors, Bishop, Veterans

We learned a lot and were very encouraged by our visitors, Bob and Craig, from USA. As we visited and prayed at some of the most famous Christian and Muslim locations in North Africa, our hearts were touched forever. Yesterday, we had an encouraging visit with the Bishop of Tunisia in Tunis. He provides the Sousse Church a sanctuary for worship on

Joshua in the cemetery
Sundays. Tomorrow, we drive to Carthage, north of Tunis, to a memorial service at the 27-acre North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia where 2,841 of our American military dead are buried. They gave their lives to liberate North Africans from Nazi tyranny. Read more at the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial website

Heavenly Father, comfort our grieving veterans and their families. Remind us daily about their sacrifices and their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Bless the Farhos with a safe round trip to Tunis.

Grateful for your partnership in prayer,
Mike and Sue Farho

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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, 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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