Don was an avid contributor to this blog. Failing health limited his correspondence the past few years, but his comments on Israel remain relevant and full of wisdom and insight. He will be sorely missed!
Mehl, Donald N. Born Nov. 17th, 1940 in Volga South Dakota. Died Feb. 9th, 2019 at the age of 78, at Little Hospice Home in Edina, MN. Minnesota has been his home for over fifty years.
Preceded in death by his wife Carol (3-1-13), Brother to Colleen Hageman (Bob), Father to Shelley and David (Diana), and his dog Betsy. He was Grandpa to several puppies and kitties belonging to his children. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
During retirement, he enjoyed Bible studies, writing, cooking, wood carving, golf, fishing, and his supportive and caring family. Most of all he loves the Lord Who made it all possible. Much of Don's working career was in the fields of design engineering, medical product manufacturing, and his business ownership.
He has twenty-two U.S. Patents to his credit, and his name was selected for inclusion in the 1990 Edition of "Who's Who of American Inventors". Don also achieved Professional Engineering registration and has received engineering design awards during his career.
His prayer since early retirement is that he might serve the Lord by sharing the Good News of the Gospel through his written work - giving Him all the honor and glory. Watch, pray and keep looking up!
Consider the participants in the Psalm 83 listing: Edom (Ishmaelites); Moab (Hagarenes); Gebal and Ammon and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur has also joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot.
The modern day equivalents were: TransJordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria. These surrounding Arab countries launched an attack against the newly formed Israel State and were miraculously defeated. The same thing happened in the 1967 or Yom Kippur War.
Now look at the participants in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy: Rosh (head of, Magog and Gog, which refers to Russia), Meshech, Tubal, Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer and Beth Togarmah.
The modern names are, Russia, Iran, the Northern tribes of Africa (Libya, Ethiopia, Sudan) Eastern Europe and Turkey. As of 2018, these nations are all aligned in agreement to come against Israel. This has never happened before in all of history!
It's time to pray for the peace of Israel and look up!