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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MIDEAST UPDATE 12/10/2018 The Last Lap!

  I am amazed how the talk of the imminent return of the Messiah has increased dramatically, even in just the last couple weeks. The expectation is high and growing. At the same time, many are afraid to touch on the subject, and others hate to miss an opportunity to scoff. I do know what I am hearing in my […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 6/27/2018 “Staring Death in the Eye”

  It has been nearly two weeks since the last Mideast Update was written. As we have seen over the many updates, the conditions on the ground change from one day to the next. Recently, along with the normal update information, I provided some of the details of the military siege on Eastern Ghouta and the catastrophic consequences for the […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 7/31/2017

Week after week in these updates, I share a little bit of the news coming out of the Mideast. One of the reasons I do so is because many people do not pay much attention to the news. I was talking to a banker friend a couple of days ago and asked her if she was aware of the latest […]

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