MIDEAST UPDATE…7/22/2021…”The Power of Humility”

As an introduction to today’s update, I would like to refer to an Old Testament story that I believe is particularly applicable to the latest news from Pastor R and the House of Blessing. The Old Testament has recorded within its pages the records of the kings of both Israel and Judah. The majority of the kings ended their reigns […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…7/8/2021…”Believing and Suffering for His Sake”

Philippians 1:27-30 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in anyu way terrified by your adversaries, which is to […]

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SPECIAL MIDEAST REPORT AND REQUEST

Those who read the Mideast Update written nearly on a weekly basis will be aware that there is a very important Muslim religious observance coming at the end of August. This is a yearly event and is called, Eid al-Adha, meaning, “Festival of Sacrifice.” It is the second of two important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. For […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 9/13/2016

As I begin writing the current Mideast Update, I think of the confluence of events in the Middle East today. I have stacks of papers scattered on my desk covering the so-called “Arab Spring”, the Syrian civil war, the escalating military involvement of numerous world powers in the Mideast, the resulting ever-deteriorating refugee crisis, and then of course the fearless […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 9/5/2016

As the world leaders meet to “solve” the world’s problems, and as high-paid political figures do their negotiating, the world continues to fall apart. For all of the peace proposals and supposed cease-fires, thousands of people continue to die. If they do not die from the bombing campaigns, they may be murdered by any one of the many Islamic jihadist […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE: SPECIAL LETTER and REQUEST

September 4, 2016 Shalom Everyone: After having received a second call from Pastor R in Syria this weekend, it became apparent that a short letter needs to be sent out, even ahead of the regular update that is in process of being written. As a result of the miraculous provision of several truck loads of wheat, it was possible to […]

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