Tuesday, December 8, 2009

At home with Ambassadors?

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Today will be very unusual. I'm invited to both the USA and British ambassadors' homes. That is because of my position as their representative in Sousse. My title is warden.

Heavenly Father, give the Farhos safe travels again to Tunis in a tiny rental car. Give them grace as they attend these important meetings.

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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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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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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Answering your questions

  • Did you say this is a Muslim country? Yes, it is a Muslim country, about 99% Muslim.
  • Will you be referred to as mission workers? Please refer to me as an international pastor.
  • Are you going to be able to send updates? Yes, we will continue our weekly updates.
  • Are there dangers where you are going? There are dangers everywhere, but Sousse is very safe.
  • Will I need to guard what I write about Christ? Feel free to write us as you have in the past.
  • Will you maintain your websites? Yes, we will continue all our websites. The Sousse Church website, http://soussechurch.org.uk, will be modified as we begin our ministry there.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for providing such a strategic ministry for Mike and Sue. Encourage them as they meet with fellow pastors and friends in Louisville, Kentucky this week.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Suitcases are packed

However, we still have two more weeks before our departure to Tunisia. We look forward to our eleven days of meetings in Louisville, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana. We leave Omaha on Saturday May 23. We'll be on the road through June 2. We will fly out of Omaha on June 4. It is comforting to know that we will cover all these land and air miles protected through your prayers.

Heavenly Father, give Mike, Sue and Joshua joy and strength for these stressful weeks of travel. Protect them as they drive and fly many miles in Your service!

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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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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Struggling with possessions

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Today, we went to my brother Jim's house to sort through the last of our possessions. Do we own them, or do they own us? That is what we wondered. As most of it was dropped off at Goodwill this evening, we realized how much of a hold stuff can have on us. It does seem strange that most of our stuff fit in the trunk of our car. We will live OK without it.

Heavenly Father, thank You for meeting all our needs in Christ Jesus. Help us to focus on what we have in eternity, rather than here in this vapor of time we occupy.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pray for Pierre's family

Thank you so much for your prayers for Pierre. I spoke with his family on Sunday, after I got the news of his death. His brother Paul thanks you for your kindness and prayers. Lift them up to the Lord as they grieve their heavy loss. Your prayers encourage us as we are so far away from our fiends in Abidjan.

Heavenly Father, we're grateful that You are there comforting this family as they grieve their loss. Give joy and faith to the children and adults who made decisions to seek full time ministry overseas last week in Des Moines. Encourage Mike and Sue as they prepare for their departure on June 4 to Tunisia. Provide all the prayer and financial support they need for their future ministry.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What a great Easter week!

Hope your Easter celebrations were as much fun as ours. We enjoyed many meaningful services all last week. It was special to enjoy an Easter meal at my sister's house too. It won't be long and we'll be many miles from family and friends. We wish we had more time to visit everyone personally, but rejoice in these weekly moments together with you!

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving Mike, Sue and Joshua such wonderful times with family and friends in USA. Give them strength for each day.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ready for warmer weather

This week, as we shiver into April, we're already thinking about packing our suitcases for Tunisia. We still have much to do, including doctor and dentist visits that all three of us do every two years in the USA. We also need to focus our energy on raising our financial support for our next two years of ministry. You can learn more about donating toward our ministry at http://give.farho.net

Heavenly Father, make all these medical appointments to go smoothly with no negative results. Raise up faithful and generous partners to invest in the Farho's pastoral ministry in Tunisia.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mike's Birthday

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With a week like this, I'm going to have to start going to the gym again. Family and friends keep inviting us out to celebrate my 53rd birthday. We had a little excitement as the tornado sirens blasted and the hail fell yesterday. Joshua forced his mom to take him home and invited the neighbor in our hallway to seek shelter in our apartment. Great kid! This weekend we'll be speaking at two churches in the Lincoln area.

Heavenly Father, thank You for protecting the Farhos in the storm yesterday. Bless Joshua as he is a blessing to strangers.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Home in Omaha, again!

After five weeks on the road, we're home from speaking in churches in South Carolina and Georgia. We are exhausted, but very grateful for all our new friends and prayer partners. Now we just need to enter all the new e-mail addresses into our computer. We were amazed at the low gas prices, as low as $1.61 a gallon!

Heavenly Father, help Mike and Sue to make fast progress through all of their to do list items. Give them even more new prayer partners as they visit friends and churches near Omaha.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Golfing in Georgia

We're hoping to go golfing today with Pastor Larry in Griffin, Georgia. Joshua is doing his best to get his homework done, so he can golf too. We're grateful for all the loving hospitality we've received during our tour here in South Carolina and Georgia.

Our last week of tour in Georgia:
March 10-11 in Griffin
March 12-13 in Augusta
March 14-15 in Stone Mountain
March 16-17 drive home to Omaha

Heavenly Father, thank You for making Mike's sinuses improve over the last couple of days. Continue to strengthen the Farhos as they share Your ministry through them in the past and the future.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Farhos in Savannah, Georgia

We're enjoying ourselves down South. We are a little surprised by the talk of snow on the local weather forecast. They say it hasn't snowed here in about 20 years.

Our schedule:
Feb 28-Mar 1 Bloomingdale, GA
Mar 1-2 Port Wentworth, GA
Mar 3-4 Savannah, GA
Mar 5-6 Moultrie, GA
Mar 7-8 Hazlehurst, GA

Heavenly Father, give Mike, Sue and Joshua strength for their travels. Heal Mike of his sinus troubles. Help them to catch up on all their email.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Our 25th Anniversary and Travels

Can you believe it? Sue and I celebrate our 25th Anniversary tomorrow. Today, we celebrated Joshua's eleventh birthday. We're in the midst of much change right now. One month from today, we'll be arriving in Omaha, Nebraska to speak at Christ Community Church. Then we'll be on the road for four weeks speaking in churches. We're blessed to already have a furnished apartment in Omaha. A major need now is a vehicle to drive during our four months in USA. Do you have one we could use to drive all over the USA?

Heavenly Father, nothing takes You by surprise. You knew Mike and Sue would be together more than 25 years. You know their need for a reliable car. Provide one for them even before they arrive in USA.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I told the policeman, "I love you."

Today, I rode my motorcycle for my visits. Under a huge shade tree there was a group of 10 or more police or soldiers. It's hard to tell the difference, they were wearing camouflage clothes and were carrying machine guns. This fellow that stopped me was insisting that I had to give him a "gift." I replied that I don't give money, but Scripture booklets to police or soldiers on the side of the road. He asked me why I was giving him the Scripture. I replied, "Because I love you. I gave up my comfortable life in the United States of America to come here and share the Word of God, which is more valuable than money."

Before I left the soldier/policeman, we talked about where he went to church. He's a Catholic. I told him I wanted to see him in church on Sunday. He said OK. Then he walked over to the group of men to tell them about his experience with the pastor and to pass the tracts around. I know because it took me a minute to put my helmet back on and leave. They all waved goodbye.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for giving Mike this divine opportunity to share Your love with these soldiers or police. Give these men a burning passion to read Your Word. Holy Spirit, lead them to the cross of Christ for salvation.

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