MIDEAST UPDATE…1/4/2021…”Grave-robber to Child of GOD!”

In spite of all we are seeing happening in our world today, I think a good way to begin the year 2021 is with Psalm 118:24 which says, “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Those of us who are the servants of the Most High GOD can say this with […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…10/8/2020….”Looking Back”

Another in our series as we have been looking back at God’s interventions on behalf of the House of Blessing was recorded on July 31, 2017. This is the account as it was written on July 31, 2017. Be sure not to miss Sister Sarah’s story later on in this archived update! It is also interesting to now look back […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….9/30/2020….(Reprint): “A STORY FROM MOSUL”

While Pastor R is receiving much needed continued medical treatment in Jerusalem, I am not receiving the most current news from over the border where the House of Blessing missionaries are located. I have reprinted another one of the special stories from the past, a story from March, 2017 that is well worth rereading. God has done great things in […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…9/10/2020

I received a quick call from Pastor R letting me know that, out of the approximately 2,000 House of Blessing missionaries in the field today, about 800 of them are needing to go find some temporary work in order for the basic needs of their families to be met. Many of the missionaries are separated from their families much of […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…6/5/2020…”In Spite of it All”

Just prior to my writing today’s update, I happened to turn to Acts 8-9, where we find the story of the Apostle Paul’s conversion from being a persecutor of Christians to himself becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. The feared Pharisee militant Saul became the beloved Apostle Paul. The first four verses of Acts 8, starting with Saul having just […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…3/4/2020…”Multitudes…Multitudes”

It is amazing to look back over the last two months and see what has already come about in 2020. I believe this year will probably be a year like none other we in our generation have witnessed. We are able to access information from all around the world and for those who are paying attention, it is obvious that […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…11/6/2019…”A Dying Woman’s Vision”

Over the years that I have been writing these Mideast Updates, passing on stories of real life events experienced by the House of Blessing missionaries, a phenomenon witnessed again and again is the amazing love and forgiveness of God and how it flows through His people, especially at some of the most difficult times.  The life of the Apostle Paul […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE (reprinted from archives) April 30, 2014

The Mideast Update below is from April 30, 2014 and tells part of the story of extremely serious injuries (actually two attacks within 2-3 weeks) received by attackers who had intended to assassinate Pastor R. They failed, but only because it was not yet his time to go home. It is God who determines this. It is important to remember […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE Reprint from November 18, 2015

It is good for us to look back at some of the history of what God has done in past years. As I post this article from the archives, we are nearing the last week of September, 2019, and I’ve been writing these updates for 7 1/2 years. This Update being reprinted today is from the archives and is dated […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…9/16/2019

It seems that the epicenter of the world is moving from one crisis to another. The populations are often used as pawns and also become expendable as major powers struggle for control and warring factions fight to hang onto territories they have gained some control over. This is particularly the case in Idlib province in northwestern Syria.  There are varying […]

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