MIDEAST UPDATE….2/20/2021….”The Tent World”

  As we find ourselves in the last days of February, 2021, most of us are already looking forward to spring. That is certainly the case in the Middle East, especially in the northern areas. I spoke with Pastor R just prior to the arrival of a snow storm and the House of Blessing missionaries were doing what they could […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…1/4/2021…”Grave-robber to Child of GOD!”

In spite of all we are seeing happening in our world today, I think a good way to begin the year 2021 is with Psalm 118:24 which says, “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Those of us who are the servants of the Most High GOD can say this with […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…9/17/2020…Our GOD is Alive!

I received two calls this week from Pastor R. The second one had an interesting surprise in it that I will share at the end of this update. Be sure not to miss it. As you’ll remember from the previous update, Pastor R said that about 800 or so of the missionaries had to take a bit of a break […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…8/25/2020…”To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain”

I received a call from Pastor R and, as soon as I heard his voice, I knew something had happened. He was barely able to hold back the tears as he told me that Pastor Farid had been killed just the day before. The details of what all happened are still being gathered but before I pass on what Pastor […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…4/24/2020

No matter what news source you pick up, the main subject matter is the COVID-19. The novel coronavirus took very little time to circle the globe. Life as most knew it has changed drastically. This is also the case in the Middle East.  As the Islamic month of Ramadan has now officially begun, Muslims are finding themselves in a situation […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…3/4/2020…”Multitudes…Multitudes”

It is amazing to look back over the last two months and see what has already come about in 2020. I believe this year will probably be a year like none other we in our generation have witnessed. We are able to access information from all around the world and for those who are paying attention, it is obvious that […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…2/19/2020…How Long O Lord?

As I spoke with Pastor R this last time, he told me that the situation with the refugees being forced out of the Idlib area is only getting worse. And, as I monitored the news coming out of Syria the last few days, his words were repeatedly confirmed.  I know that most people feel they have enough to contend with […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…11/6/2019…”A Dying Woman’s Vision”

Over the years that I have been writing these Mideast Updates, passing on stories of real life events experienced by the House of Blessing missionaries, a phenomenon witnessed again and again is the amazing love and forgiveness of God and how it flows through His people, especially at some of the most difficult times.  The life of the Apostle Paul […]

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