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Mike and Melanie

Mike and Melanie Webster

 

We are Mike and Melanie Webster, serving the Lord in the Province of Québec Canada since 1986 with Independent Faith Mission.

“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us.” (1Thess 5:24-25)

Deputation trip in the Northwest

Swan Lake Baptist Church, Swant Lake, Montana

Swan Lake Baptist Church, Swant Lake, Montana

Thank you so much for your prayers concerning deputation.  God is blessing.  We have had wonderful meetings so far in Wyoming and Montana.  Today we head to Camp Pinewood in McCall, Idaho where we will be speaking Wednesday evening, then continuing in Idaho for several more meetings.

God Can!

Catherine's new piano

Catherine’s battle with Epilepsy over the last four years has made viable employment a difficult thing for her. One way she has sought to fill the gap was by offering beginner piano lessons to young people. When our 97-year-old upright became more and more impossible to tune, she approached me about shopping for a good used one. My prompt response was “we just can’t afford it” and I must admit that I sort of put the whole idea out of my mind. But Catherine started praying. Then, about a month later on a Saturday morning as she and Melanie were headed out the door, she said “I’ve saved a small amount and we have a couple of possibilities, pray for us as we go.” As it turned out, one of the leads was an older couple who happened to be believers, a rare thing in Québec. They had been touched by Catherine’s use of Philippians 4:13 in email correspondence. They offered the piano to her for much less than the small amount that she had saved saying “we know you will use it for the Lord”. Catherine has a new piano! God can meet our every need! Yes, He can!

Switching Gears

Certificate of CompletionYou can access our most recent prayer update here.  Do pray for us as we go through the necessary process of switching gears from 27 years of a church revitalization emphasis to an educational emphasis. In between deputation trips we are working hard to prepare ourselves. There are still many details to work through as well as logistical questions, and some loose ends. Mike is even praying about enrolling in a Master of Education program most of which is available online.

Ironwood Christian Camp

Mike helped with a new addition to the meeting hall

Mike helped with a new addition to the meeting hall

Ironwood Christian Camp

Ironwood Christian Camp

The road to Ironwood

The road to Ironwood

For over 25 years Melanie and I had the privilege of hosting work teams both in Sept-Îles and in Quebec City. But last week, we had the opportunity to actually work on a work team during “Nehemiah Work Week at Ironwood.” How refreshing to work alongside others from so many different walks of life and in such a concrete way for a common cause. Getting to know this wonderful ministry located in the heart of the Southern California desert was truly a blessing!  Thank you Pastor and Mrs. Craig Evins of Trinity Baptist, Bullhead City, AZ for inviting us to join your gang!

 

It’s Winter in Québec!

Some things didn’t get put up in time!

Sure enough, winter caught up with us!  But we are thankful to have arrived back home just in time to get up our snow garage.  And we did manage to get most of the bushes fully wrapped.  The leaves however, will have to wait until Spring.

We do not plan to change our tires since we will be headed to Southern California in just a month, and a week before Québec law requires winter tires.

You can see the bag of leaves in the front yard right where we left it the night before!

We will be renting a car for the 24th when Mike will be preaching in Sept-îles as we wouldn’t dare make that 8-hour trip in November without winter tires, and a rental will cost about the same as installing and uninstalling would.   Do pray for our ministry there!