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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MIDEAST UPDATE….5/31/2021….”NOTHING can separate us from the Love of GOD”

  One of my favorite passages in the Bible is found in Romans 8. Below are three of these verses: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us…and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to […]

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SPECIAL MIDEAST REPORT….5/17/2021

I received a short email this morning with an urgent prayer request. It appears that Pastor R and his two companions had been monitored for an unknown period of time by Hezbollah militants. They had been especially angered with the fact that followers of Muhammed were being reached and turned to Jesus Christ. This past day, Pastor R, and his […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…5/9/2021…”The Way, The Truth, The Life”

For those of you who regularly read the Mideast Updates, you will know that we put an emphasis every year during most calendar observances during which the House of Blessing missionaries see as a special opportunity for evangelism. This of course has every year included the Muslim month of Ramadan. As the reader is likely aware of, this is a […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…4/24/2021…”Teach Us Your Ways, O GOD!”

Just a real quick update as we have come to the end of another week. I received a call from Pastor R earlier in the week with a little bit of information to add to the previous update.  A story which began with a man named Suleiman and his four grown sons is continuing. You’ll remember that HOB brothers Mahmoud […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…4/14/2021…”Teach us to Number our Days”

In Psalm 90 we find these words: 10 The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is one of labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….3/18/2021….”Just As I Am”

In the last update, I told the story of five men; a father named Suleiman, and his four grown sons, Majd, Mustafa, Refaat, and Aref. These five men had been raised Muslim but eventually became Islamic State (Daesh) militants. When in God’s providence their paths crossed with House of Blessing’s missionaries, Omar, Sami, and Mussa, they found that Jesus Christ […]

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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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