Update on 18 baptized in the Middle East

July 18, 2016:   Yesterday evening the gospel team of Bibles for Mideast left the house we'd been staying in [as prophetically warned to do by several worshiping with them; see original story—Ed.]. A believer helped us move to a new place a long distance away.  We instructed the believers and volunteer ministers in the area where the baptismal service had been held to conduct regular services and undertake further ministries. We promised that by God’s grace we would return to do follow-up ministries often and whenever they need our help. Please pray for them. 

Just an hour ago, we heard the shocking news that some fanatics under a religious leader came to the house we had vacated with bombs and guns late last night. They used gunfire to break down the door and went in intending to kill everyone inside. But they found no one. So they angrily destroyed the whole house. 

We praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for caring for His servants as a hen protects her chicks under her wings. We praise and thank our Lord for His unspeakable gifts and mighty protection (2 Cor. 9:15). We praise and thank our Lord for not being ashamed of us before unbelievers and scoffers.

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s." (Psalm 103: 1-5)

We are now in a new area. Pray for us and the people here and in the surrounding areas, that they would experience the salvation of Jesus Christ by God’s grace and God’s protection.

Original story: Eighteen former Muslims baptized in the Middle East