I had announced in a previous post that Faithful Servant Books was going to be closing their doors shortly. I received some blessed news last evening that the ministry at Faithful Servant will continue on but in a different format. Please read the announcement below for the details and let’s all support this work
ANNOUNCING THE CONTINUATION OF FAITHFUL SERVANT BOOKS
Thank-you to everyone who has expressed their support and offered prayers to our Lord over the last month, when we announced that store closure seemed unavoidable, if a buyer could not be found.
Although there has been no offer to purchase, we have left no stone unturned in trying to find a way forward, as we have witnessed first hand the change in people’s lives as a result of the Lord working through our ministry. We have not only received untold encouragement and moral support from our customers but the general concensus is that a community or region without a Christian resource centre is missing a critical ingredient of its spiritual health.
Having shared those thoughts, we are pleased to share that we believe there may be a viable solution to our dilemma. We plan to formally restructure as a not-for-profit organization.
This will play out in many ways but the central tenet of our viability will be the support of the body of Christ in our region. For our part, we will be reducing costs to the bare-bones – meaning reduced ability to pay market salaries, advertising, rent & bank fees. For your part, this means partnering with us in ministry as the Lord leads you – prayer, purchasing from us, spreading the word through social media, even donating.
Let us all remember that there is ultimately only one answer to the problems besetting us. “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” John 17:3. May we work together so more people hear of this hope.
Please offer a simple prayer for us that God would give us wisdom, discernment and sound advice on how to move forward as a ministry in the body of Christ.
David Ford & Mike Steeves.