Featured post

Welcome!

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)

Books for Sale!

First Batch Ready to Sell!

Click on Photo for Current Book Listing

In a plea for more donors for her book fund for preachers in need, Mrs. C. H. Spurgeon said  “Books are as truly a minister’s needful tools as the plane and the hammer and the saw are the necessary adjuncts of a carpenter’s bench.”[1]  We need go no further than Paul’s words to Timothy in 2 Tim 4:13 for a biblical example.  In our over 30 years of ministry, Mike has always had ample space to store his “tools” so has accumulated a substantial theological library.  However, with a move to Europe on the horizon, we must downsize.  As a start, we’ve managed to get 148 volumes into boxes and ready to sell.  Would you pray that the sale of these and others to come might be substantial enough to contribute to the purchase of their equivalents in electronic format?

This need is vital to our effectiveness in a ministry of preaching, teaching, translation, and the training of nationals.  “The person who wishes to master the content of Scripture so that its content may master him will be greatly helped by the right study tools. …A pastor or Bible teacher cannot afford to be uninformed—or ill-informed—for a task as important as unfolding the Word of God for his people.”[2]

For your information, here is a link for the volumes currently available:  Mike’s Books

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1876). The Sword and Trowel: 1876 (p. 110). London: Passmore & Alabaster.

[2] Custer, S. (1998). Tools for preaching & teaching the Bible (2nd ed., p. viii). Greenville, S.C.: Bob Jones University Press.

Pray for France!

IMG_1155.JPGThe perception by the general public in France of anyone who has any sort of religious belief is already quite negative.  Pray that these horrible acts committed by Islamic terrorists will not harden their attitudes towards true believers.  Pray that these heinous events might soften hearts instead, and make them more receptive to true salvation in Christ.

Our current deputation trip is going very well.  So far we have been in meetings in North Carolina but drive to Pennsylvania today.  Pray with us that we might have the means necessary to get to France as soon as possible!

Family Christmas in Québec

All the Websters 2014

All the Websters 2014

What a joy to have the whole family, spouses and grand children included, for a Québec Christmas!  It was wonderful to spend this time together in a place that has been so dear to us all for a very long time.

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.