SPECIAL MIDEAST UPDATE…5/26/2022…”And They Overcame Him By The Blood of the Lamb and Their Testimony”

This will be a very short update. I would like to pass on some information I just received a few hours ago. Pastor R called me earlier today, broken hearted, to let me know of an incident that he had just been made aware of. As regular readers will remember, the House of Blessing opened four Bible School classes just […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…5/23/2022…”And To All Those Afar Off”

I came across an interesting article in which the question was asked, “Is the West Missing the Harvest?”  I spent some time pondering the question. For those of us who live in the West, unless we have contact with some knowledgeable people who are involved in overseas Christian ministries, we may not even be aware how explosive the harvest of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….11/2/2021….The Goodness of God!

During the years that I’ve been writing the Mideast Updates for the House of Blessing, there have been hundreds of stories with news from the front lines of the ministry. Many of the stories have been hard to read, especially coupled with some of the photos that accompanied the stories. Other news told of the manifold blessings provided by our […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…10/20/2021…”Trusting Him to the Very End!”

  In today’s update, as is the case so often, I have both good news and some that is a bit hard to take. If you’ll remember, my last update was quite short because I was on an out of state trip at the time that I received Pastor R’s call. I received another call while still on the road […]

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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 […]

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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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MIDEAST UPDATE 1/8/2019 “Facing the Days of Evil”

My first phone call in 2019 from Pastor R in Syria was quite short but I was able to get a quick overview of the situation the House of Blessing missionaries are presently facing. As is with every winter, the missionaries who embed themselves within the refugee populations, go through the very difficult winter conditions along with the people they […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 12/26/2018 God is Good!

As I begin this update close to the end of 2018, I felt the Holy Spirit urge me to share a few thoughts about how we ought to view the days we are living in and how we should approach them. We live in unique times and it is important that we see what God has to say to us […]

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