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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One More Miracle…So Many More Souls! 11/19/2018

In the 7 years that we have been associated with House of Blessing, we have heard and shared many stories of miracles, seldom seen in the West, that have changed people by the grace of the One True God and Savior, Jesus Christ.  While the greatest miracle is always a person’s changed heart in repentance leading to salvation, it is […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 8/6/2016

One of the things I’ve noticed while writing these Mideast Updates for the last 53 months, is that if I am not careful, the updates become “routine” reports. This is a grave mistake because these are not “numbers” being reported, but rather a written record of events and the people who are the subjects of these same events. These people […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 12/1/2015

Yesterday morning, 11/30/2015, I received an unexpected phone call from Syria. Most of the time, my regular weekly call comes on Friday morning (Pacific Coast Time). Pastor R said he called because he wanted to tell me about an unusual event regarding a man named Sheikh Salem. Sheikh Salem had been a Muslim head sheikh for many years. A little […]

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THE BLOOD OF JESUS, Part 4

(Note: All Scriptures are in the New King James Version unless indicated differently) We have come to the place in this study where we will look at how the symbolism of the sacrificial system in the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament in the blood of Jesus. The Old Testament sacrificial system that God set up with the […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, May 25, 2015

As readers of these Mideast Updates will know, the last couple updates brought to our attention difficult events that required serious prayer because only intervention from God would spare Pastor R*****, at the very least, the loss of his legs, and the possibility of death from shrapnel wounds. As you remember, our pastor friend was seriously injured when a bomb […]

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