MIDEAST UPDATE…5/7/2022…”The Fields are White”

As I opened my Bible to read this morning, this passage caught my eye. It reads like this: Thus says the LORD God of Israel: Concerning the words which you have heard—because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and you tore your clothes and […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…3/1/2022…”It Is Well, Even If…”

In 2 Corinthians 12:9 we find the words, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  Just before sharing a few details I received from the House of Blessing this morning, I would like to share a few thoughts that I pray might bring some encouragement.  Suffering in the Christian life is sometimes difficult […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…2/3/2022…”Times of the Gentiles”

As I was preparing to write today’s Mideast Update, I found myself thinking about how Jesus had foretold the future great harvest of Gentiles into the Kingdom of God. After the parable of the wicked vinedressers in Matthew 20:33-41 we find these two verses: Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…1/11/2022…”Soon and Very Soon!”

As I was gathering some thoughts to include in the first update of 2022 for the House of Blessing, I thought of the Apostle Paul and how his life as a missionary began. Most of us know the story of Saul of Tarsus and his encounter with Jesus Christ on the Damascus road. In Acts 26, we find the account […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…9/28/2021…”Showers of Blessing!”

I received a short call from Pastor R this week with an exciting report to share. Over the last 9- ½ years, I have had the privilege of passing on first hand reports of the many ways in which the Lord has intervened in the situations faced by HOB missionaries. What has been unfolding in the past days is truly […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…..8/22/2021…..”One Day at a Time”

It has been about three weeks since I posted a House of Blessing update. I was aware however that after Pastor R had his second surgery he was going to take some time to recuperate by putting his responsibilities into the hands of capable HOB leaders, to give him the opportunity to spend time purely studying his Bible and communing […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…5/9/2021…”The Way, The Truth, The Life”

For those of you who regularly read the Mideast Updates, you will know that we put an emphasis every year during most calendar observances during which the House of Blessing missionaries see as a special opportunity for evangelism. This of course has every year included the Muslim month of Ramadan. As the reader is likely aware of, this is a […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 12/25/2020 “Buried Blessing”

Although the Christmas season is now passing us by, I would still like to begin this update in wishing each one the continued blessing of what the season of Christmas season is all about. In spite of the turbulent world we find ourselves in today, the miraculous story of what the Christmas season is all about is has never changed. […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE 1/18/2019

One of the many passages of Scripture applicable to the difficulties we have during our short journey through this physical world is found in 2 Corinthians: Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort […]

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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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