MIDEAST UPDATE…9/1/2022…”When You See These Things Beginning, LOOK UP!”

Notice these words Jesus said to His disciples, including all of us who are His followers today: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Matthew 16:33 There is a growing number of people everywhere realizing that […]

Tags:

MIDEAST UPDATE…5/16/2022…Every Stain of Sin Cleansed by the BLOOD

One of the most important principles of the Christian life is “forgiveness”. When the disciple Peter asked Jesus how many times he would be required to forgive someone—thinking seven times was more than generous—Jesus told him he might need to forgive a person seventy times seven! That is almost unimaginable for most of us, but God’s view on most things […]

Tags:

MIDEAST UPDATE…5/7/2022…”The Fields are White”

As I opened my Bible to read this morning, this passage caught my eye. It reads like this: Thus says the LORD God of Israel: Concerning the words which you have heard—because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and you tore your clothes and […]

Tags:

MIDEAST UPDATE…4/26/2022…”God’s Amazing Grace!”

Over the years that I’ve written updates for the House of Blessing, there have been many accounts of horrific things that HOB missionaries have gone through. Thousands of these men and women would not bend from their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, even when facing sure and imminent death.  In the previous update, I told the story of four […]

Tags:

MIDEAST UPDATE..11/10/2021..Whether I Live or Die, It’s For Christ”

Throughout church history, the message of the crucifixion of Christ and His subsequent resurrection, has been both a source of great joy for multitudes around the world who have received God’s free gift of forgiveness of sin, but also of 2,000 years of persecution from those who reject Jesus Christ as the true Savior of mankind.  Today’s Mideast Update includes […]

Tags:

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 […]

Tags:

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 […]

Tags:

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE…7/2/2021…Hezbollah Militants to Christian Soldiers

For the nine+ years I’ve written the Mideast Updates for the House of Blessing, more often than not have I had to include both painful things to share as well as the good. Today, I will start with what is painful and then finish the update with the good. I will first share a scripture that I have included in […]

Tags:

MIDEAST UPDATE…6/25/2021…”It Is Not God’s Will For Any To Perish.”

In my last call from Pastor R, he shared a couple of miraculous stories with me to pass on. But, before I do, I would like to refer to a Scripture found in 2 Peter: The Lord is not slack concerning His promises, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that […]

Tags:

MIDEAST UPDATE…6/15/2021…”Another Muhammad submits to Jesus, the Messiah!”

I was very glad to hear from Pastor R a couple days ago. Many have asked about his status. It appears that the results of his surgery are so far proving to be positive. He is however still in the hospital as the hospital staff is tending to his many other wounds received when he, Youssef and Rahdi were initially […]

Tags: