MIDEAST UPDATE….8/13/2022….”Who Holds Your Tomorrow?”

There isn’t one of us who has knowledge of what our tomorrow will bring—unless of course, God gives us special knowledge. As believers, we are thankful at the end of every day for another day that has passed and we are now one day closer to Jesus’ return for His own. A personal practice of mine is to thank the […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….8/2/2022….”Whether I Live or Die…”

I thought of a couple passages of Scripture as I prepared to write this short update. The first is found in Psalm 27: The LORD is my light and my salvation: Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…7/27/2022…”GOD IS GOOD!”

As we come to the end of July, 2022, the situation for inhabitants of northern Syria—especially the refugees, is becoming increasingly difficult again. Turkey’s Erdogan has pushed for several years to establish and enforce a 30 km “buffer zone” just below Turkey’s border with Syria. Over the past 11 years of the Syrian civil war, Turkey has often sent military […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…11/25/2019…”A Dying Woman’s Vision–Part Two”

I find it amazing that we are almost at the end of 2019. Looking back through the website archives, to see that the subject matter of the Update at the end of November 2018 included four major events, one year ago. Here at the end of November, the House of Blessing missionaries all across the mideast are doing their best […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…6/24/2019….And the Harvest Continues…

As we continue watching the unfolding of news in the Middle East, we see tensions continue to rise. The reality of the life and death struggle faced by this generation is real across the entire world, few places more desperate than for the millions of displaced peoples of the Mideast. Some regions are of course experiencing harsher circumstances than others.  […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 12/26/2018 God is Good!

As I begin this update close to the end of 2018, I felt the Holy Spirit urge me to share a few thoughts about how we ought to view the days we are living in and how we should approach them. We live in unique times and it is important that we see what God has to say to us […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 7/3/2018

In today’s update I would like to reprint an older episode as I sometimes do so that we don’t forget the great things God has done in the past in response to the prayers of God’s people. This story involves a number of House of Blessing missionaries, one of them being a man named Omar. This Omar however is not […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 2/8/2018

As I peruse the news from around the world today and read about the misery, brutality, and death everywhere, I am reminded of words spoken by the Messiah 2,000 years ago and recorded for us in the Book of John… “I am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 9/22/2017

As I sit here at my laptop and begin this update, I think about today’s date and all that is happening in the world and I am astounded that I am witnessing all that I am seeing coming to pass. A couple days ago while my wife, Anne, was spending time alone with the Lord, she wrote down some of […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 7/31/2017

Week after week in these updates, I share a little bit of the news coming out of the Mideast. One of the reasons I do so is because many people do not pay much attention to the news. I was talking to a banker friend a couple of days ago and asked her if she was aware of the latest […]

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