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 […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…8/25/2020…”To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain”

I received a call from Pastor R and, as soon as I heard his voice, I knew something had happened. He was barely able to hold back the tears as he told me that Pastor Farid had been killed just the day before. The details of what all happened are still being gathered but before I pass on what Pastor […]

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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….9/03/2019

In this Mideast Update, I have drawn a portion of a past update for reprinting. It is good to remember the good things God has done in the past. It is also good to remember those who have paid a very high price for their testimony about Messiah Jesus. This story mentions a brother named Omar. This is not the […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…5/13/2019…God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear

As the 2019 Muslim month of Ramadan is well underway, the Middle East appears primed for a major war. I understand that many people would rather not hear anything of negative subjects like war, terror, the end of the age, and so on. I understand the sentiments, but the reality of the very unique time in which we live today […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 2/25/2019 The Fields are White to Harvest

Something that I am hearing more and more from those with a great love for God is a longing to finally get to go HOME. There is also a fatigue I am hearing in many who have expended themselves nearly to the end of their human limitations. For those in the Church who are not experiencing the extremes of persecution […]

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ALL EYES ON ISRAEL Part Ten

There are those in our world who think that history, as it unfolds, is random. Others believe that history is cyclical and will eventually always come back to its starting point. Then there are others who aren’t convinced it has to be random or cyclical because history’s outcome can be determined by man. The Bible teaches us that mankind, regardless […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 11/29/2018 “Messiah, our ONLY Hope”

There are several news reports coming out of the Middle East in the past week that have had a direct effect of the House of Blessing and its missionaries. I was able to ask Pastor R about these events a couple days ago when he called. One of the incidents was of a chemical attack just northwest of Aleppo, Syria. […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 10/8/2018 “Racing To The Finish Line!”

  As we watch the threats of a major Mideast war continue to escalate, we are reminded that the House of Blessing missionaries are in great need of our prayers and support. Most of the HOB missionaries that are embedded within the populations have had the chance to relocate to safer areas but have chosen not to. The calling they […]

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