Every morning, Stephen and Brooksyne Weber offer encouragement to nearly 3,000 strangers. Though they may never meet these people, everyone benefits for the Weber’s Internet ministry. Years ago, when Stephen was a pastor, he preached a sermon about encouragement based on the passage in Deuteronomy 6. After the sermon, he sent an email to encourage his congregation. What started as a personal note became a popular website, which had more than eight million visitors in 2012. The Webers operate the site from their home, and have added other features over the years. The daily message they send relates to current events in the world, nation, or sometime in their own family. They work as a team devoting several hours a day to produce all of the content for the website. The Webers enjoy reading messages from readers around the world telling them how the ministry has helped them. Stephen says, “That is what gives us the energy to keep going.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Married couple serve as Internet chaplains, http://ag.org/top/News/index_articledetail.cfm?targetBay=c97d4d5c-a325-4921-9a9e-e9fbddd9cdce&ModID=2&Process=DisplayArticle&RSS_RSSContentID=25132&RSS_OriginatingChannelID=1184&RSS_OriginatingRSSFeedID=3359&RSS_Source=, Accessed February 11, 2013.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV) Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.