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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MIDEAST UPDATE Part 2 3/12/2017

In an update a few days ago, it was reported that in some locations within Syria there are often several military entities within hand-grenade distance of one another. Because of this, a small force of Americans has been deployed into the Manbij area. Their task is to ensure that the different parties in the area don’t attack each other–especially Turkish […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 5/25/2016

I have made reference more than once to the warnings Jesus left us concerning what would unfold in the period of time just prior to His return, but in light of the desperate situations in the Middle East, I would like to do so again. In Matthew 24:3-14, we have these words: Now as He sat on the Mount of […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 5/2/2016

I have always thought that one of the fascinating privileges we will have as we begin an unending eternity in the presence of our glorious LORD and God, will be access to the millions upon millions of individual stories, recorded with intricate, accurate detail, of the lives of God’s faithful people as they navigated life on this fallen planet. I […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE, 6/7/2015

In Matthew 24:9: we find Jesus predicting things to come for the Church Age: Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and […]

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CRUCIAL MIDEAST UPDATE, May 17, 2015

Over the past three years, I have become used to receiving calls from the Middle East; calls telling me of some of the most amazing happenings.  Then in the same call or a day or two later, I hear the stories of HOB missionaries who paid with their lives for daring to share the love of God for the human […]

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