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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MIDEAST UPDATE…7/20/2019…The Book of Acts Continues…

This past week as I heard from Pastor R in Syria, he told me once again of some of the enormous challenges the House of Blessing missionaries are experiencing–not last year; not last month, or even last week. It’s a reality for them right now…TODAY!  As I was readying myself to write this week’s update, I could not help but […]

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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 5/7/2019

MIDEAST UPDATE  5/6/2019 As I thought about how to approach today’s update, I thought about the perilous times in which so many missionaries today find themselves, particularly in the Middle East. As I write today, we have yet to hear any news concerning Sisters Mufiedah and Sarah, and brother Omar since they were arrested a few weeks ago for sharing […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 4/17/2019 “Father Forgive Them…”

  Today’s account is the third in an unbelievable series of events. Some readers may even find the story hard to believe, but you can be assured, those who experienced the events will never forget them as long as they live. If you are new to this website, you might find it valuable to read the two previous posts in […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 4/9/2019….GOD IS AMAZING!

In today’s Mideast Update, I have another astonishing story of God’s grace and forgiveness to share and also a very special prayer need to bring to your attention. I will share the prayer need first. In the previous update, I shared how fifty of the House of Blessing missionaries have taken on some temporary work to take care of a […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 3/31/2019….How Great Grace! How Great Forgiveness!!

As I write this update, I find myself thanking God again and again for the forgiveness He has made available to us. I pray that you, the reader, will find yourself with similar emotions after reading the amazing account below. Thankfully, the Blood of our Messiah, Jesus Christ, is potent enough to forgive even the worst of sins! The Old […]

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