Thursday, October 4, 2007

2005 visits

Dear seafarer's friends, 4/17/05 - 4/23/05

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
We visited 2 ships on last Saturday.
ALNOMAN - 24 Indian crew, docked at Oiltanking 5. There were 4 Christians on board.
YOU YUE - 26 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #27, 1 Christian - chief engineer, 2
converters, we ate on board.
2 ships on Monday
ODIN PACIFIC - Turkish crew. Ship docked at Greens Port East. We prayed with 2.
HUA QIANG - 23 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port West. The ship was not very
receptive, but we had dinner on board and made a couple of friends.
3 ships on Tuesday.
PERLA II - 20 Peruvian crew. Ship docked at Wood House 4. Pastor Malone met a lot of
his old friends. They need old clothes.
MANISAMUT NAREE - 13 Indian and 11 Thai crew, docked at City Dock #23. There
were 3 Christians on board.
YONG AN I - 23 Chinese crew. Ship docked at City Dock 32. The commissar was very
open and friendly. We had dinner on board.
2 ships on Thursday.
AQUILA - 23 Chinese crew, docked at Cargil 2, two Christians on board, and 16 crew
members prayed the salvation prayer with us including the Captain. We dined on board.
YARROW - 14 Sri Lanka, 1 Ukrainian, 1 Russian, 2 British, 2 Polish, and 2 Lithuania
crew, docked at Oil Tanking 1. We didn't stay on board very long, just took 3 seamen
who had short pass' to the seamen's club.
3 ships on Friday.
GLOBAL ISLAND - 22 Indian crew, docked at Cemex. No Christian on board, that's
unusual for an Indian ship, but we made a friend with the electrician.
JIN DA - 23 Chinese crew, docked at Inbesa. There were 2 Christians on board. At least
8 people were praying with us with the salvation prayer. We ate dinner with the crew,
and took 2 of them to go Wal Mart shopping.
SKOLTEN - 18 Indian and 3 Philippine crew, docked at Olitanking 3. There were 10
Christians on board, 7 of them were Indian. We prayed with 6 Indian Christians and
blessed them. I left early to go Wal Mart to take the 2 Chinese seamen back to Inbesa.
May God bless you and your family richly.

Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 4/24/05 - 4/30/05

Greetings. (James 1:1)
We visited 2 ships on Monday:
B - EUROPA - 21 Ukrainian crew, docked at Greens Port. We were on board.
HAI AN CHENG - 24 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #17, 7 converts. The captain
was very friendly. We dined on the ship.
2 ships on Tuesday:
SEA RICHES - 22 Chinese crew, docked ar City Dock #32. 8 converts. I had a long talk
with the general steward. The captain and the cheif engineer both were very friendly.
We had dinner on the ship.
M/T CHEM ORION - 23 Turkish crew, docked at Gorogia Gulf, 3 converts including the
captain, 2 of them gave me their e-mail address.
4 ships on Thursiday:
ZAPOTECA - 26 Thai crew, docked at City Dock. We prayed at the gangway.
AMAM BELIA - 24 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock. We prayed at the gangway.
HUAL TREASURE - 20 Chinese and 1 Burmese crew, docked at City Dock #25, 10
converts. The chief officer invited us to have dinner on board.
CLIPPER LEGACY - 15 Russia crew, docked at Wood House. We were on board.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 5/01/05 - 5/07/05

Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Peter 1:2)
We visited 2 ships on Monday:
SUN RIVER - 30 Chinese crew, docked at Houston Fuel. It's a miracle that we could go
in this dock. We never contacted them before, but our names were on their list. It's an
answer to our prayer. God gave us some people to receive Jesus Christ into their hearts.
Only the commissar was kind of resistant. We had dinner on board.
CELEBES WIND - 21 Georgian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #6. They speak Russian. So
we gave them Russian scriptures.
2 ships on Tuesday:
JING AN CHENG - 27 Chinese crew, docked ar New Manchester B. We were on board
last January 12. We had three friends, and some people prayed with us to receive Jesus.
We had a good meal on the ship. Pastor Malone went and bought some banana and a
cake for the crew while I was ministering to one of them.
ALADDIN DREAM - docked at City Dock #16. Pastor Malone went by himself.
3 ships on Thursiday:
HANJIN BRISBANE - 9 Korean and 9 Indonesian crew, docked at New Terminal. There
was one Indonesian Christian on board.
YOU XUAN - 25 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #20. Some of them received Jesus
Christ in their hearts. I forgot to put Chinese New Testament in the box, Pastor Malone
had to go back to the apartment to get them. We had porridge for dinner. They gave us
cribs but we gave them back. The chief cook was very nice to us. He knew Pastor
Malone before.
MATTERHORN - 21 Russian crew, docked at City Dock #24. We went on board and had
another meal. A whole box of Russian scriptural material was almost gone.
Pastor Malone went to see another Philippine ship and I went home.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 5/08/05 - 5/14/05

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2 Peter 1:2)
We visited 2 ships on Monday:
VINLAN SAGA - 6 Philippine and 1 Danish crew, docked at City Dock #8.
LAKE MAYA - 24 Russian crew, docked at City Dock #30. They invited us for dinner, we
declined because we thought we had a previous engagement. Anyway we missed the
dinner engagement and ended up eating at Hong Kong Chinese resturant. We tried to
convert the resturant owner but in vain. However, that was a very nice meal.
6 ships on Tuesday:
JAG LEELA - 23 Indian crew, docked ar Shell. There were 6 Christians on board.
UMBERTO DAMATO - 20 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #32. The captain won't
allowed any visitor on board, so we gave away the materials on deck. Many came and
some prayed the salvation prayer with us. Praise the Lord!
OCEAN SUNRISE - Philippine crew, docked at North Taxis Cement.
DIMITRIS MANIOS - 24 Russian crew, docked at Inbesa.
HAI LAND - Russian crew, docked at Care Terminal. I didn't go. Pastor Malone went.
I made an initial contact with YOU AN 2.
TROITSKY BRIDGE - Russian crew, docked at Houston Fuel. We ate on board.
2 ships on Thursiday: We had Timothy Tao Mou from HCC comming with us.
RERE MOANA - 9 Indian and 12 Philippine crew, docked at Oil Tanking #3. There
were 4 Indian Christians on board. Several Philippine crew prayed the salvation prayer.
FORMOSAGAS APOLLO - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Oil Tanking #2. Some of them
prayed the salvation prayer with us and admited Jesus Christ in their hearts. I forgot to
put the Chinese English bilingual New Testament in the box, forgive me Lord. We had a
meal together with the crew on board. It was very wonderful to have Timothy with us.
Thanks to HCC.
2 ships on Friday:
WADI ALARISH - 31 Egyptian crew, docked at Trans Global. We went on board with
Pastor Malone's a bid little arabic. Thank God everything went smoothly.
YOU AN 2 - 23 Chinese crew, docked at Inbesa. Many received Jesus Christ in their
hearts and they need follow ups including the captain. We were treated with dinner nicely.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 5/15/05 - 5/21/05

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love. (2 John: 3)
We visited 7 ships on Monday:
GAS TAURUS - 9 Philippine and 11 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #1.
MARITIME KELLY ANNE - 12 Philippine, 15 Indian, 1 Chinese, and 1 Malayan crew,
captain is an Inaian, docked at Oil Tanking #2.
STOLT ALLIANCE - 25 Chinese crew, docked at Oil Tanking #3. We didn't know that was
a Chinese crew until we visited them. We decided to come back again tomorrow.
GLKA SIRIUS - 13 Philippine and 8 Croatian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #5.
AGIA MARINA - 9 Spanish and 2 Greek crew, docked at Jacinto Port.
ORKNEY SPIRIT - 3 Indian, 15 Polish, 2 Norwegian, 1 Philippine, 1 Canadian,
1 S. African, 1 Italanian, 1 Turkish, and 1 Latvian crew, docked at Houston Fuel.
VENICE - 21 Indian, 1 Italian, and 2 Croatian crew, docked at Houston Fuel. We had
curry chicken for dinner. There were 6 Indian Christians from Goa on board.
6 ships on Tuesday:
STOLT ALLIANCE - 25 Chinese crew, ship shifted to City Dock #19. Chief officer is a
Christian. We brought the box containing the scriptural materials on the ship first, then
we left the ship to update our security badages and visiting some other ships, then we
came back. We had meal on board, the chief cook had a lot of interests in christianity.
BBC KOREA - 12 Philippine, 3 Polish, and 1 Crotian crew, docked at City Dock #32.
ATLANTIC FORTUNE - 13 Philippine, 1 Polish, 1 Russian, 3 Croatian, 1 Bulgarian, and 1
Hungarian crew, docked at City Dock #29.
HARU VEROY - 4 Korean, and 16 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #24.
KAJUWY - 20 Polish crew, docked at City Dock #23.
JA SUNRISE - 20 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #16.
4 ships on Thursiday:
PREM MALA - 21 Indian crew, docked at Shell. We had lunch on board.
STRYMON - 9 Greek, and 14 Philippine crew, docked at Shell.
MAYA - 21 Indian crew, docked at Bay Port Terminal. There were 4 Christians on board.
FORMOSA 6 - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Bay Tank. Not long before we left, we had
opportunity to pray with them. Once again we saw how God's spirit helped us to work
together to win the souls for His glory. Thanks to Pastor Malone and thank God, Amen.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 5/22/05 - 5/28/05

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. (Jude: 2)
We visited 1 ship on Monday:
TAI GU HAI - 28 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port E. We visited this ship last Nov.
and Dec., some of them we knew. We prayed with about 12 people. Insterestly enough,
the commissar was very open and he prayed with us too. We dined on the ship.
4 ships on Tuesday:
NICOS TOMASOS - 5 Indonesian, 13 Polish, and 4 Greek crew, ship docked at Crown
Terminal. We had the scriptural materials in their language.
M/V WINTER - 15 Russian, 8 Maldive, and 1 Bulgarian crew, docked at New Terminal.
DZINTARI - 25 Russian crew, docked at City Dock #2. We had fish and ice cream for
dinner. We finished the box of material we brought up.
JOSE BREEZE - 24 Myanmar crew, docked at Vopak Deer Park. Chief Officer was a
2nd generation Chinese immigrant. He can talk Chinese, so we prayed in Chinese. What
a wonderful date. His name is Peik Ling Huang. It's an unforgetable date.
2 ships on Thursiday:
SHOU CHANG HAI - 34 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port W. They had 6 cadets.
We prayed with 14 of them, 2nd officer had the most insterest in us. We dined on board.
CHRYSSA - Philippine crew, docked at Greens Port E. Pastor Malone went to visit alone.
1 ship on Friday.
FORTUNE BRIGHT - 21 Chinese crew, docked at C-Max. We had Frank Yu from FBCC
to come and visit the ship with us. It's nice to have a small team of soul winners. We
prayed with more than half of the crew, some of them were interested in their faith in
Jesus. The captain was very open, he invited us to dinner. The chief officer is a christian.
Life line to seamen had the annual board meeting on Saturday afternoon.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 5/29/05 - 6/04/05

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.(Romans 1: 7)
We visited 3 ships on Monday:
KEN CAPE - 36 Philippine crew, docked at Greens Port E. We didn't go on board.
DESERT EXPLORER - 13 Greek, 10 Philippine, and 1 Romanian crew, docked at Greens
Port W. We didn't go on board either.
ST. MARCO - 9 Indian and 11 Philippine crew, docked at kinder Morgan. We were on
board, and prayed with the Indians and had dinner with them.
3 ships on Thursday:
LEOPOLD STAFF - 22 Polish crew, docked at City Dock #47. We were not on board.
GREAT HARMONY - 21 Chinese, 2 Indian, and 3 Bengalese crew, docked at Cargil.
We were on this ship last Dec. 26. The Chinese crew were still the same except we got
to know more of them, and to know them more. We dined on board and we prayed with
some of them.
JAG ANGALI - 30 Indian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan. There were 3 Christians on
board. They need us to pray for them desperatly, especially the Cristian cadet.
2 ships on Friday.
ABBOT POINT - 22 Chinese crew, docked at Cargil. 7 of them had short pass. I stayed a
little bid late after dinner. Pastor Malone left early to visit another Russian ship.
TIAN YANG FENG - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Care Terminal. I just had an initial
contact with them, they'll stay over the week end.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao


Dear seafarer's friends, 6/05/05 - 6/11/05

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(1 Corinthians 1:3)
The WHCC's EE team and I (totally 3) visited the TIAN YANG FENG on Sunday afternoon.
Eddie Wang drove the car. 2 seamen received Jesus Christ in their hearts.
We visited 1 ship on Monday:
FORMOSA 10 - 21 Chinese crew, docked at Georgia Gulf. We prayed with about 10
people on board. The captain's wife was on the ship, we had the slavation prayer with
her too, and we had a good dinner with the crew.
4 ships on Tuesday:
TIAN YANG FENG - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Care terminal. I brought the Chinese
scriptural material with me and arrived the ship a little bid before 11:30. I had lunch on
the ship and had a long talk with a Christian able seaman and got his e-mail address.
And prayed with some other seamen on board.
MAY STAR - 20 Chinese crew, docked at North Texas Cement. Many people received
Jesus Christ in their hearts. We had dinner on board. My car went dead just when I got
there. Pastor Malone prayed for my car and I couldn't believe it. I even called AAA. I gave
a last try right before we left the place, and it started again. Praise the Lord, I cancelled
the AAA call and followed Pastor Malone to the Russian ship.
TEMRYUK - 22 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan 1 in Galena Park. We were on
board for almost an hour.
ELKA GLORY - 16 Phillipine, 1 Greek and 7 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan 2 in
in Galena Park. We didn't go on board.
1 ship on Wednesday.
FORMOSA 8 - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Bay Port Odfjell. 3 of them had short pass.
We ate on the ship. Cheif cook and the third Engineer showed a little bid interest. We
with some people to received Jesus into their hearts.
From June the 12th to July the 5th I'll be away with my family to Taiwan, Hong Kong and
China, so there will be no e-mail for the next three weeks.
May God bless you and your family richly!
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao


Dear seafarer's friends, 7/03/05 - 7/09/05

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(1 Cor. 1:3)
My sister Hai-Shan and her daughter Jessica and my wife Nancy and my son Jonathan and I
went to this three weeks trip to Taiwan, Hong-kong, and China. We had wonderful time
together. Most importantly, I gave my frients and relatives scripture materials and shared
gospel with them, and prayed with them. May God blesses his work. I want to gave
special thanks to Nancy's sisters Linda and Joise, who took us to many places in China
and Hong-kong, without them we were really blind. We got back to Houston on July the
5th, late in the night.
We (Pastor Malone and I) visited 4 ships on Thursday:
SANKO REJOICE - 21 Indian crew, docked at City Dock #20. We went on board. There
were 2 Christians on the ship, bosun and the 4th Engineer.
YONG AN 3 - 24 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #26. We had the opportunity to pray
separately with 10 people and asked Jesus to coming to their hearts. The captain was
very kind to give his share of food to us for dinner. We gave them a sack of clothing.
STAR HANSA - 20 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #23. We were not on board, but we
prayed with this seaman named Joseph, 31 years old at the gangway. He was not
sure where he is going after death, but after we prayed, he was very certain he is going
one way to heaven.
RICKMERS HUMBURG - 20 Philippine, and Germany, Polish, and Croatian crew, docked
at City Dock #17. We were not on board, just gave out scriptures and prayed at the
gangway.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen. (1 Cor. 16:23,24)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 7/10/05 - 7/16/05

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(2 Cor. 1:2)
We visited 2 Chinese ships on Monday:
POS ETERNITY - 20 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #32. We were on board. 4 of
them had short-pass. They asked us to take them to shopping. Pastro Malone decided to
take them to Wal Mart while I can visit the other Chinese ship.So we did after dinner.
There were quite a few people willing to pray the salvation prayer with us on this ship.
SOUTHERN SPIRIT - 21 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #20. We just visited this
ship last March, like I knew everyone. Most of them had the complete scritural
materials and prayed with us. All of them had short-pass, and many went ahore already.
So, I just gave some newspaper, magazine, Bible and VCD away and took 4 seamen to
shopping and sent them back.
2 ships on Wednesday.
CEC FANTASY - 13 Ukraine crew, docked at care terminal. We were not on board
except we prayed with 2 of them at the gangway.
BEAUTY SEA - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Cargill. Before we got on the ship we went
to the superintendent of the dock to get a more permenent status, a hard hat and 2 pairs
of safty glasses for the ship visiting. There were one baptist Christian on board, although
he acted like the others, but in his heart I think it's different. We prayed with only a few of
them. May be because the commissar was a communist so the ship was not that open.
I prayed that the Holy Spirit will continue to work on this ship until everyone is converted.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 7/17/05 - 7/23/05

Grace and peace to you from God our Father. (Col. 1:2)
We visited 6 ships on Wednesday:
CLIPPER EAGLE - 18 Russian crew, docked at City Dock #32. The chief Engineer got
saved.
STOLT ENDURANCE - 22 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #29. We stayed at the
gangway.
MANHATTAN PRINCESS - 26 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #21. We were not
on board
UAL AFRICA - 10 Philippine crew with one Russian Captrin, docked at City Dock #19.
We didn't go on board.
PANGANI - 14 Russian crew with one German Captain, docket at Manchester. We had
lunch on board. it's a friendly ship.
FESTIVITY - 30 Chinese and 2 Spanish crew, docked at Cemex. We had dinner on
board. There were 10 people prayed the salvation prayer and received Jesus in their
hearts before we left. Thank God.
7 ships on Thursday.
TAI KANG HAI - 29 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port. We had a lot of friends on
board, we gave them more new materials. They invited us to have lunch with them.
Pastor Malone and I went separate way. He visited SYLVIA - 10 Ukrainian and 8
Philippine crew at Inbesa; WEDELLSBORG - 20 Bulgarian crew; and BBC MAXICO -
2 Russian, 8 Philippine crew. While I went to visit FORMOSA 14 - 25 Chinese crew, at
Oil Tanking #2. We all had wonderful visits at those ships.
BERGE DENISE - 17 Indian and 8 French crew, docked at Oil Tanking #4. There were
5 Indian Christians on the ship.
NEW ORION - 6 Chinese and 14 Korean crew, docked at Bulk Plant. We made friends
with the Chinese crew, and they invited us to dinner. Then I took 2 Korean to Wal Mart
and prayed with them and blessed them.
Grace be with you. (Col. 4:18)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 7/24/05 - 7/30/05

Grace and peace to you. (The. 1:1)
We visited 2 ships on Monday: Huey Tang from WHCC came along with us.
MARYLEBONE - 20 Indian crew, docked at North Texas Cement. There were 5 Christians
on board. We had good fellowship together.
HUI SHUN HAI - 28 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port West. There was one Christian on the ship. Huey took some pictures for us. They invited us to have dinner with them and
gave us some offering money. Ten people with the captain prayed and received.Jesus Christ
in their hearts. Praised the Lord and thanks for Huey's coming.
5 ships on Wednesday: Pastor Malone and I went separate ships first, then he joined me.
JOSE BREEZE - 24 Myanmar crew with a Chinese descendant chief officer. docked at
Vopak Deerpark #3.. We visited this ship three monthes ago. They still need some
materials. The chief officier called me before the ship arrieved, so I brought some phone
cards as they wanted and prayed with them. It's like a nice reunion.
KERIN - 24 Turkish crew, docked at Vopak Deerpark #1. Pastor Malone went alone on this
ship then he joined me. He had a good visit on both ships.
M/T CHEMBULK CASABLANCA - 22 Croatian and 3 Myanmar crew, docket at City Dock
#1. There was one Myanmar Christian on board.
AFRICAN STAR - 15 Philippine and 9 Ukrainian crew, docked at City Dock #8. We were
not on board.
ANDANTE - 11 Russian and 1 German crew, docked at City Dock #20.
3 ships on Thursday:
ASKABAT - 24 Turkish crew, docked at Greens Port East. We went on board and had a
good visit, Pastor Malone was invited to the bosun's cabin and prayed with him.
BALSA 55 - 20 Philippine crew, docked at Industrial West. We were not on board just
prayed with some of them at the gangway..
DOMENICO IEVOLI - 10 Indian, 11 Italian, 2 Montenegrin and 1 Polish crew, docked at
Georgian Gulf. There were three Indian Christians on board. We had dinner on the ship.
After the day of visiting Pastor Malone and I agreed to exercise in the pool a little bid, so
we spent almost an hour in the swimming pool in front of his apartment. That was a very
nice evening I ever had had since I joined this ministry. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (The. 5:28)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 7/31/05 - 8/06/05

Grace and peace to you. (2 Thess. 1:2)
Pastor Malone visited a 21 Chinese crew ship TALISMAN at Trans Global Sunday night.
We visited 7 ships on Monday:
APJ ANJLI - 30 Indian crew, docked at Cargil. 2 Moslems received Jesus Christ into their
hearts.
BELUGA EMOTION - 12 Philippine, 2 German, 1 Ukrainian, and 1 Polish crew, docked
at Care Terminal. Captain was Polish. We didn't go on board.
MIAMI MAIDEN - 24 Philippine crew, docked at Jacinto Port. We stayed at the gangway.
AFRICAN FUTURE - 11 Russian and 9 Philippine crew, docked at Oil Tanking #1. It's a
three monthes old ship. We had a good visit on the ship.
DJANET - 9 Philippine, 9 Croatian, and 1 Belgium crew, docked at Oil Tanking #3.
ANNEMARIE B - 7 Philippine, and 4 Russian crew, docked at Texas Terminal. We spent
about one half an hour to pray and fellowship with this born again Philippine cadet Christian
at the gangway. Pastor encourage him to be a minister for Jesus.
MANDARIN GLORY - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Bulk Plant. It's just an initial visit. We
decided to come back later.
3 ships on Thursday: Mat Mullins from China Now and Daniel kwan from FBCC joined us today.
MANDARIN GLORY - Four of us went to this ship. Since we called the captain earlier and
the initial visit we had, the ship was very open. Thank God. They invited us to eat and we
had the opportunity to pray with a group of ten people and also prayed with the captain, the
chief engineer and the chief officer. Daniel and Mat left a little bid early. It's a good visit at
large. Praise the Lord.
OCEAN BELLE - Just an intial check with the guard on shore. They are sailing Friday night.
M/T CHEM PISCES - 24 Indian crew, docket at City Dock #8. There were 4 Christians on
board. We stayed untill 9 o'clock and left, because it's late.
5 ships on Friday:
OCEAN BELLE - 24 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #8. We went on board at lunch
hour. We saw the Chinese Father Jar there. We were on this ship last Nov. the 8th. The
faces had been changed many and we gave them a lot of scriptural materials.
CLIPPER MERCURY - 22 Indian crew, docked at New Terminal. We went on board and
there were 8 Christians on board. We came back to Pastor Malone's apartment and
prepared new materials for the afternoon visits.
CHIPOLBROK SUN - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Care Terminal. We prayed with about 7
people. The gereral steward had a lot of questions, I couldn't even finish to answer them.
JAG ANJALI - 28 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #6. We were on board this Jun. the
2nd. There were 3 Christians on the ship. Sen Lebello, the assistant cook needs our prayer.
GOLDEN GEON - 13 Korean and 5 Chinese crew, docked at Oil Tanking #2. We were
on this boat last Nov. the 15th. Most Chinese were sleeping, so we left the materials right
outside their cabin doors. We were fortunate enough to be allowed to go on board by
the chief officer. Praise God!
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. (2 Thess. 3:18)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 8/07/05 - 8/13/05

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1 Tim. 1:2)
We visited 13 ships and check out 1 ship on Monday:
HUI SHEN - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Cemex. There were 2 Christians on board..
SEA RICHES - Initial check out, docked at City Dock #8.
BBC CHILE - 8 Philippine, 4 Russian, 1 Ukrainian, 1 Polish and 1 Yugoslavian crew.
docked at City Dock #20.
STAR ESMENE - 24 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #23
JO PALM - 21 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #24.
INDOTRANS - 18 Philippine, 8 Ukrainian and 1 British crew, docked at City Dock #25.
TRUBEZH - 21 Ukrainian crew, docked at City Dock #29. Initial contact.
MOUNT RAINIER - 16 Philippine and 5 Polish crew, docked at City Dock #30.
OURO DO BRASIL - 17 Spanish, Chili and 1 German crew, docked at City Dock #32.
YUANPING SEA - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Cargil. We spent sometime with the 2nd
engineer and the 4th engineer, they prayed with us to received Jesus in their hearts.
STENA ITALICA - 12 Russian crew, docked at Care Terminal.
BBC CANADA - 11 Russian crew, docked at Care Terminal.
SEABOARD POWER - 17 Philippine and 3 Polish crew, dock at Jacinto Port.
SEABOARD EXPLORER - 10 Russian and 5 Ukrainian? crew, docked at Jacinto Port.
2 ships on Wednesday: I went to the ships by myself. Pastor Malone took a vacation.
SEA RICHES - 22 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #8. We were on this ship on April
the 26th. Most of them knew me. I spent a lot of time talking with an unfamiliar able
seaman, I prayed with him and for him. Praised the Lord, I really enjoyed it.
TRUBEZH - 21 Ukrainian crew, docked at City Dock #29. I was stopped by the duty
seaman because the chief officer's order. I prayed to God to give me wisdom to go in and
gave them the scriptural materials. Finally I told them I have phone card and cell phone they
can buy, so they allowed to go in. Praised the Lord.
3 ships on Thursday:
PANAM CELESTE - 25 Indian crew, docket at City Dock #1. There were 3 Christians on
board. We prayed with 2 Moslems, and they invited Jesus to come into their hearts. It's
amazing.
MYSTRAS - 24 Russian crew with 1 Greek captain, docked at Greens Point West.
ERIKOUSA - 17 Indonesian, 7 Ukrainian and 1 Greek crew, docked at Greens Point
East. There were three Christians on board.
Grace be with you. (1 Tim. 6:20)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 8/14/05 - 8/20/05

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour. (Titus 1:4)
We visited 3 ships on Monday:
POLAR ENDURANCE - 15 Indian and 8 Philippine crew, docked at Barbrous Cut. There
were 5 Christians on board..
TAI HAU HAI - 33 Chinese crew, docked at Cargil. 6 cadets on board. There were 24
altogether came to Christ and prayed with us including the captain.
MANAY 1 - 23 Georgian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #1. 90% orthodox.
2 ships on Thursday: I only visited SILVER MEI, Pastor Malone went to both ships.
STOLT ACQUAMARINE - 22 Philippine and 6 Norwegian crew, docked at Inbesa.
SILVER MEI - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Care Terminal. 9 people received Jesus Christ.
5 ships on Friday:
ISLAND GEN - 9 Greek, 7 Myanmar and 1 Romanian crew, docket at Wood House #4.
3 Myanmar came to Christ.
PATRIOT - 17 Philippine and 2 Polish crew, docked at Wood House #2
AFRICAN ZEBRA - 22 Ukrainian and 1 Polish captain crew, docked at Wood House #1.
We had an initial contact first, then came back after we visited GOLDEN JANE.
GOLDEN JANE - 12 Korean and 9 Chinese crew, docked at Old Manchester. We were
on this ship last Nov. the 16th. I had a chance to pray with a motor man in the engin room.
JAG PRAKASH - 25 Indian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan Glena Park #1. There were 4
Christians on board.
Grace be with you all. (Titus. 3:15)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 8/21/05 - 8/27/05

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phil.:3)
We visited 3 ships on Monday:
M.T. PANAM SOL - 22 Indian crew, docked at City Dock #2. There
were 4 Christians on board. There was one moslem came to received Jesus Christ.
MV PACIFIC ACADIAN - 25 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock. #29. 7 came to Christ and
prayed with us.
GLOBAL GLORY - 22 Indian crew, docked at City Dock #20. We were on this ship 5/27/04.
2 ships on Wednesday:
WESTERN BALTIC - 25 Russian crew, docked at Magellan.
FULL RICH - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Bulk Plant. 9 people received Jesus Christ.
1 ship on Friday: Pastor Malone went to visit 2 ships at lunch hour.
KANG SHUN - 23 Chinese crew, docket at Cemex. 10 people altogether came to pray
with us including the Captain and the 2nd Engineer. The crew were nostly from Shang Hai.
Pastor Malone went to visit a Russian ship while I went to visit some Chinese Engineers
from China in Pasadena after dinner.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. (Phil:25)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 8/28/05 - 9/03/05

Greet all your seafarer's friends and God's people.
We visited 3 ships on Monday:
DAKSHINESHWAR - 45 Indian crew, docked at City Dock #23. There
were 5 Christians on board. The chief steward received Jesus Christ.
SPRING DELI - 20 Russian crew, docked at City Dock. #19.
GENCO GLORY - 25 Chinese crew, docked at North Texas Cement. 10 people came
forward to pray the salvation prayer with us.
3 ships on Wednesday:
DA ZHONG - 26 Chinese crew, docked at City Cock #32. 4 people prayed with us including
the Captain and the cheif Enginer. The commissar was not quite open.
SYNTHA HARMONY - 19 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #24.
KENRYU - 21 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #17.
4 ships on Thursday: Pastor Malone went to visit 2 ships while I visited 1 Myanmar ship at
lunch hour.
JOSE BREEZE - 23 Myanmar crew, docket at Vopak Deer Park. We came to this ship on
the 24th of May. I prayed with the Captain and the chief Officer.
MST CALLAO - 26 Mexican, 1 Indian Captain and 1 Chilean Officer crew, docked at Cargil.
#2. Pastor Malone can talk some Spanish with them, that made the conversation easier.
MATHILDE OLDENDORFF - Pastor Malone stopped by this Philippine crew ship at Cargil
#1.
ALAM MESRA - 20 Chinese, 1 Romanian Captain, 1 Singapore chief Engineer and 1
Myanmar Able Seaman, docked at Cemex. They all have short pass. I prayed with 7 of
them before dinner and one after. The Captain is a Christian, I gave him the Holy Bible and
bless the ship. Pastor Malone went to visit 2 Russian ships while I was at Cemex.
Grace be with you all. (Heb. 13:25)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 9/04/05 - 9/10/05

Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Peter 1:2)
Thanks to Huey Tang and Michael Hsu who took 6 seamen to WHCC and sent them back to the ship (ALAM MESRA) on Sunday.
We visited 7 ships on Monday:
CHEMTRANS RAY - 22 Ukrainian and 2 Myanmar crew, docked at Magellen #2. The
captain won't allow us to go on board, but they accept a few scriptures.
EKAVI MAGI - 23 Philippine and 9 Greek crew, docked at Magellen #1.
SILVIA - 11 Tuvalu and 11 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #1.
BBC ENGLANO - 6 Philippine, 6 Russian, 3 Ukrainian and 1 Romanian crew, docked
at City Dock #32.
MELBOURN HIGHWAY - 22 Philippine and 2 Japanese crew, docked at City Dock #21.
GEORGE LYRAS - 14 Indonesian crew, docked at City Dock #20.
STOLT INTEGRITY - 30 Russian and 1 Polish crew. docked at City Dock #8.
4 ships on Thursday:
SCARLET IBIS - 12 Philippine, 7 Indian and 1 Romanian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #4.
SANTA CLARA - 9 Philippine, 8 German and 1 Polish crew, docked at Magellen #2. Pastor
Malone went to visit.
AIAS - 20 Philippine and 7 Romanian crew, docked at Magellen #1. I went to visit.
IKAN SELANGAT - 19 Chinese, 5 Philippine, 1 Singapore and 1 Polish crew, docked
at Wood House #4. We spent 4 hours on board, had fellowship with the Philippine Christian
Chief Officer and a cadet. 10 Chinese came and prayed with us. That's a wonderful
experience. They had Bible study group on board. That's why the spirit was moved freely.
1 ship on Friday:
MANDARIN SUN - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Transglobal. Pastor Malone visited this
ship almost 3 month ago, but they still took a lot of the scriptural materials. I can't
remember exactly how many crew I've prayed with. They were all receptive in general.
We really appreciate Frank Yu of FBCC to make the copies of Jesus and The Pasion of the
Christ VCDs so we can give them freely to the seafarers.
Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (1 Peter 5:14)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 9/11/05 - 9/17/05

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.. (2 Peter 1:2)
We visited 3 ships on Monday:
ASTRAN SPIRIT - 23 Chinese crew, docked at Cargil. The Captain and 6 others prayed with
us.
SISU - 23 Philippine, 3 Norwegian and 1 Croatian crew. We didn't go on the ship.
AKAKI - 24 Indian crew, docked at Shell. There were 3 Christians on board and 4 others
prayed with us..
8 ships on Thursday:
ETERNAL CONFIDENCE - 21 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #17. We were on this
ship last February the 3rd. 11 new members had been changed but we still gave out most
of the scriptural materials we brought.
BBC CAMPANA - 9 Philippine, 6 Ukrainian and 1 Polish crew, docked at City Dock #17.
MORNING IVY - 19 Philippine and 3 Korean crew, docked at City Dock #26.
ASTRO VENUS - 23 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #27.
RICKMER SINGPORE - 20 Philippine, 2 Croatian and 1 Polish crew, docked at City Dock
#29.
MARINUS GREEN - 8 Philippine and 8 Dutch crew, docked at City Dock #32.
GREAT LEADER - 20 Chinese and 2 Korean crew, docked at Agrifos. 10 Chinese creew
and the Korean Captain and the Korean chief Engineer received Jesus Christ.
ARAL - 17 Turkish and 4 Indonesian crew, docked at City Dock #2. The Turkish Captain
knew Pastor Malone since he was a third officer.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To hime be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 9/18/05 - 9/24/05

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. (Jude:2)
We visited 5 ships on Monday:
CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY - 21 Philippine and 3 Japanese crew, docked at City Dock #26.
We didn't go on the ship.
BRISTOL BAY - 22 Ukrainian crew, docked at City Dock #24. We went on board and had a
good visit. The captain prayed with us.
STAR ISTIND - All Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #22. We were not on board.
SUN - 24 Russian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #7. We were on board, the spirit was free
and they were quite open.
ALRAR - 11 Philippine and 10 Latvia crew, docked at Oil Tanking #1. We didn't go on board.
We just pray for the safty of our people and the minimum damage of our homes as we encounter Hurricane Rita.
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 9/25/05 - 10/01/05

Grace and peace to your from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Co. 1:3)
We visited 2 ships on Wednesday:
GERTRUDE OLDENDORFF - 5 Philippine, 5 Maldive, 5 Srilanka, 1 Indonesian and 1
Egyptian Captain crew, docked at Industrial Terminal. We didn't go on the ship.
TIAN HUA HAI - 22 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port East. We went on board and
there were 2 Christians on the ship.
5 ships on Thurday:
BOTANY TREASURE - 19 Chinese crew, docked at Vopack Deer Park. We were on board
and we prayed with 9 people and blessed the ship.
HUI SHUN HAI - 28 Chinese crew, docked at Bulk Plant. We visited this ship on 15 July
this year, they still received some scroptural material from us. We stayed only for a while.
LU HAI - 25 Chinese crew, docked at Wood House #4. We went on board and prayed the
salvation prayer with 6.
FORESTLAND - 19 Philippine and 4 Hungarian crew, docked at Wood House #3.
SILVERFJORD - 29 Myanmar crew, docked at Wood House #2. One Christian on board,
we didn't go on the ship, but Pastor Malone took 3 seamen to shopping.
My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen, (1 Co. 16:24)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 10/02/05 - 10/08/05

Grace and peace to your from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Co. 1:2)
We visited 5 ships on Thursday:
NENA J - 19 Ukrainian crew, docked at City Dock #26. We went on board.
STEAM CONQUEST - 24 Romanian and 1 Italian Captain crew, docked at Glena Park
#3. We were on board, and they were friendly to us.
NARODNY BRIDGE - 22 Russian crew, docked at Glena Park #1. We were on board.
TIMELESS - 25 Rrssian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #6. We went on board and dine with
them. This ship was quite open.
SKS TANARO - 12 Philippine, 6 Russian, and 1 British Captian crew, docked at Oil Tanking
#7. We didn't go on the ship.
2 ships on Friday:
JIA XING - 24 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #47. We were on board
and we prayed with 11 people including the commissar. Was that wonderful?
TAI GU HAI - 28 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port East. We visited this ship on the
23rd. las May, same crew, however, not only they received some more scriptural
materials, but also we had more people to come to us for the salvation prayer.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Co. 13:14)
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 10/09/05 - 10/15/05

Grace and peace to your from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Gal. 1:3)
We visited 7 ships on Monday:
SEAROSE - 23 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #6. There were 3 Christians on board.
ELIANE - 27 Russian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #7.
GOLDEN NORI - 11 Korean and 8 Chinese crew, docked at Woodhouse #2. We visited
this ship last January 12. They were all niw faces this time, yet very acceptable.
GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP - 13 Myanmar and 7 Korean crew, docked at Vopack Glena Park.
We went on board and the ship was quite open.
AZOV SEA - Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #2.
MANDY I - 23 Georgian and 1 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #1. We went on
the ship and gave them the scriptural materials.
KRITI RIVER - 17 Philippine and 10 Greek crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #3.
2 ships on Thursday:
HEBEI PRINCESS - 30 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #32. We were on board and
prayed with them. The Captian was just saved yesterday because Pastor Steve Yeboah
came with a Chinese interpretor, but they didn't bring many Bible, that's why we came too.
BOSFOR - 13 Russian and 14 Ukrainian crew, docked at New Manchester. We were there.
Pastor Malone is visiting the ships 6 days a week and he visited 2 Indian ships on Friday.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. (Gal. 6:18)
In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 10/16/05 - 10/22/05

Grace and peace to your from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 1:2)
We visited 6 ships on Monday:
NINAE - 25 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #8. There were 7 Christians on board.
This is a new ship only 6 month old.
FREA - 20 crew including Russian, Ukrainian, Latvain and Estonian, docked at Oil
Tanking #5.
BBC JAPAN - 11 Russian and 3 Ukrainian crew, docked at Care Terminal.
NS SILVER - 21 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #2. This is a 3 month old new
ship. We went on board and the ship was quite open.
KRITI COLOR - 19 Philippine and 8 Greek crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #3.
THORIOS - Russian and Ukrainian crew, total 20, docked at City Dock #24. We went on
the ship and gave them the scriptural materials.
6 ships on Thursday:
THEKLA - 10 Romanian crew, docked at City Dock #32. All christians-orthodox.
RICKMER NEW ORLEAN - 26 crew, Romanian, Polish, Greek and 19 Philippine docked
at City Cock #29. We didn't go on board.
MST CALLAO - Indian Captain, 5 Maxican and 17 Chili crew, docked at City Dock #21.
ATTLANTIC FORTUNE - 21 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #16.
GREAT RIVER - 2 Korean officer (Captain and Chief Engineer), and 20 Chinese crew,
docked at Greens Port East. The ship was fairly open.
ENERGY SKIER - 22 Russian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #5. It's a 6 month old new ship.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undyihg love. (Eph. 6:23)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 10/23/05 - 10/29/05

Grace and peace to your from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Php. 1:2)
We visited 4 ships on Monday:
LAUREN - 25 Indian crew, docked at Vopack Deer Park #1. There were 6 Christians on
board. This is a new ship only 10 month old.
YUCATAN - 24 Myanmar, docked at Wood House #4. We had a good visit on the ship.
EAST SIBERIAN SEA - 22 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #1.
HUNTESTERN - 16 Philippine and 4 Polish crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #2.
CAPE BLACK - 22 Russian crew, docked at Kinder Morgan #3. Only an initial visit, Pastor
Malone is going to revisit this ship on Tuesday.
3 ships on Thursday:
STAR ISF JORD - 23 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #23.
JIN DA - 27 Chinese crew, docked at City Cock #17. We visited this ship on 22 last April.
The crew has already been changegd, but we still have some friends there.
SPICA - 24 Russian, 4 Indian and 2 American crew, docked at City Dock #21.
Friday had a similar schedule as Thursday, only Pastor went to visit. Praise the Lord.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.. (Php. 4:23)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 10/30/05 - 11/05/05

Grace and peace to your from God our Father. (Co. 1:2)
We visited 5 ships on Monday:
SOUTHERN SPIRIT - 21 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #20. We were on this ship last
March and last July. 8 of the crew members are new. They still took a lot of the materials.
FUJI STAR - 9 Maldivian, 1 Greek, 3 Philippine, 1 Russian, 4 Ukrainian, 1 Latvian, 1
Estonia, and 1 Lithuania crew, docked at City Dock #24.
SOUTHERN ACE - 23 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #26.
YANTIAN SEA - 25 Chinese crew, docked at Texas Cement. This is the first time we have
been on this ship. The ship was fairly open.
ID BULKER - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Wood House #4. We were on this ship last April
the 7th. Pastor Malone didn't come with me. He visited another Chinese ship on Tuesday.
4 ships on Thursday:
MARLIN - 10 Trimidad, 3 Polish, and 1 Norwegian crew, docked at Texas Terminal #2.
MV SERVER - 19 Indonesian, 3 Ukrainian, 2 Greek crew, docked at Texas Terminal #1.
KARONGA - 24 Chinese crew, docked at Jacinto Port. Pastor Malone visited this
ship before, but this is a new crew.
CIUDAD DE OVIEDO - 19 Columbian crew, docked at Inbesa.
Grace be with you. (Co. 4:18)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 11/06/05 - 11/12/05

Grace and peace to you. (1Th. 1:2)
We visited 4 ships on Monday:
ARAL WIND - 24 Georgian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #2. We were on this ship last
March and last July. 8 of the crew members are new. They still took a lot of the materials.
BERGE NICE - 14 India and 8 French crew, docked at Oil Tanking #1.
SEA RAINBOW - 26 Chinese crew, docked at Bulk Plant. We were on this ship last Nov.
KARA SEA - 25 Russian crew, docked at Magelen. We only allowed to stay on the deck,
no permition to go on board, but still we gave away some scriptural materials.
4 ships on Thursday: Norman Su from WHCC came with us today.
SCM ATHINA - 24 Russian crew, docked at Wood House #2.
STELLENBOSCH - 29 Myanmar, 2 Polish crew, docked at Wood House #1. This is the
only ship we really visited today, thank God we prayed with the crew.
YM VENUS - Russian crew, docked at City Dock #1. No permition on board.
GEO ARCTIC - 30 Russian crew, docked at City Cock #2. No permition on board. We did
our part and we sincerely pray God will take care of the rest.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (1Th. 5:28)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 11/13/05 - 11/20/05

Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2Th. 1:2)
We visited 2 ships on Monday:
MANDRAIN - 17Russian crew, docked at Bulk Plant. Pastor went to fixed the tire while I
was visiting the ship by mysefl. It was a good visit.
NORGAS NAPA - 11 Chinese, 2 Russian, 1 Ukrainian and Lithuanian crew, docked at
Dynegy. We were on this ship last January 25. They changed the crew but we still met
some familiary faces. They all have short pass.
5 ships on Friday:
VENTURE - 13 Philippine and 13 Indian crew, docked at Houston Fuel.
POXEH - 24 Bulgarian crew, docked at Cargill #2. No permission on board at first, after they
changed their minds we were running out of time, but they still received a lot of the
scriptural materials.
IVS KANDA - 20 Philippine crew, docked at Cargill #1. We were not on board.
BBC SCOTLAND - 11 Russian and 2 German crew, docked at Care Terminal. The ship was
quit open, especially the bosun was very nice to us.
M/V GULSER ANA - 26 Turkish crew, docked at Inbesa. A little bit language problem, but
we still gave out a lot of gospel materials.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. (2Th. 3:18)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 11/21/05 - 11/27/05

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1Ti. 1:2)
We visited 2 ships on Monday:
IVER CIBRA - 19 Russian crew, docked at Megellan.
UMBERTO DAMATO - 20 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port E. We made a new friend with one of the cadets.
4 ships on Thursday:
NS CONCEPT - 23 Russian crew, docked at Shell Terminal.
ALAMO - 28 Chilian crew, docked at Wood House #2.
UMAVUT - 6 Philippine, 7 Russian and 1 Dutch crew, docked at Wood House #1.
SEA HARVEST - 22 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port W.. The crew was quit
friendly, we met the Captain on SEA SUCCESS last November 5, what a friend. Praise the
Lord.
Grace be with you. (1Ti. 6:21)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 11/27/05 - 12/03/05

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (2Ti. 1:2)
We visited 3 ships on Monday:
HEIDMAR SABINE - 31 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #7. There were 8
Christians on board.
MV IKAN ALTAMIRA - 11 Chinese, 8 Philippine, 1 Polish and 2 Mexican crew,
docked at Wood House #1.
PANAM CARIBE - 11 Myanmar and 9 Croatian crew, docked at City Dock #1.
1 ships on Wednesday:
LU XUN - 23 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #47. The crew was friendly, we
met with the Captain and the commissar, they don't want us to pray with them so we jusst prayed for the Captain and bless the ship, and prayed the salvation prayer
with other 6 crews.
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you. (2Ti. 4:22)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 12/04/05 - 12/10/05

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. (Tit. 1:4)
We visited 3 ships on Monday: Norman Soo form WHCC came with us again.
BOSSE - 21 Philippine and 1 Swedish Captain crew, docked at City Dock #24.
EEC PACIFIC - 23 Ukrainian crew, docked at City Dock #29.
SHAO SHAN 1 - 28 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #26. We knew the Captain
from DE SHAN October 8, 2004. It is so glad to see friends again. Norman broght
some seamen to the Lord, praise His wonderful name.
5 ships on Thursday:
HC DALIA - 19 Russian crew, docked at Shell Terminal. We had lunch on board.
SANKO DYNASTY - 28 Philippine, 1 Greek, and 1 Finnish Captain crew, docked at
Shell Terminal.
SKY LURK - 24 Indian crew, docked at Megellan #!. There were 2 Christians on
board. We got there a little bit after 3 pm which was their tea time.
SEA TREASURE - 23 Philippine crew, docked at Megellan #2.
VASILIY BURKHANOV - 26 Russian crew, docked at City Dock #31. We found a
lot of Russian Bibles lying in the library, worth about $75.00. We took them all for
other Russian ships.
Grace be with you all. (Tit. 3:15)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 12/11/05 - 12/17/05

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phm.:3)
We visited 6 ships on Monday:
GLOBAL SANTOSH - 31 Indian crew, docked at City Dock #19. There were 4
Christians on board. We knew this friend Dianold, he is a Christian and took us to
his cabin. We had a good fellowship together. Praise the Lord.
CLIPPER VALOUR - 23 Indian crew, docked at City Dock #20. There were 7
Christians on board. We didn't go into the cabin, they all had Bibles.
STAR HERDCA - 19 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock #22.
BOSSE - 22 Philippine crew, docked at City Dock # 24.
RICKMERS ANTWERP - 23 Philippine, and 2 Croatian crew, docked at City Dock
#31.
LARA - 8 Russian crew, docked at City Dock #32
3 ships on Friday:
FU YANG SHAN - 33 Chinese crew, docked at Industrial Terminal. We got there 2
hours before she sailed. There was a commissar on board, but we were invited to
eat lunch. They took every thing we had in the box. Praise the Lord.
JIN FU - 26 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #47. We arrived a few hours before
they sailed too. Thanks God, we still can do God's work on board.
RICKMERS DALIAN - 16 Philippine, 5 Chinese, 3 Romanian, 2 Polish, and 1
German Captain crew, docked at City Dock #32. There were ready to sail soon.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. (Phm.:25)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 12/18/05 - 12/24/05

Greetings. (Jas.1:1)
We visited 5 ships on Monday:
VALIANT - 32 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #5. There were 3 Christians on
board.
SEA FLOURISH - 29 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port W. We visited this ship
3 times in 2004, January, March, and July. The Captain and the chief officer were
once on this same ship. The ship was very receptive in general.
SIR WALTER - 24 Philippine crew, docked at Greens Port E.
UBC TOKYO - 24 Philippine, 1 Polish, and 1 Czeck Republican crew, docked
at Wood House #1.
SCM ELPIDA - 14 Russian crew, docked at Wood House #2.
3 ships on Friday:
BROTHER GLORY - 8 Bulgarian, 10 Ukrainian, 2 Romanian, 1 Croatian, 1
Montenegro, 1 Bangladesh Captain, and 1 Yugoslavian crew, docked at Bulk
Plant.
DESH SHAKTI - 34 Indian crew, docked at Oil Tanking #5. There were 5 Christians
on board. Right before we left the ship, Pastor Malone delivered a fifteen minutes
beautiful message to 7 seamen including 2 Christians, about God, Jesus, and
Christmas. Is there anything better than this to have together with the seamen in
Christmas? The other five received Jesus into their hearts in prayer.
ALBANE - 19 Philippine crew, docked at Oil Tanking #4.
We just wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Grace be with your all. (Heb.13:25)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

Dear seafarer's friends, 12/25/05 - 12/31/05

Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1Pe.1:2)
We visited 5 ships on Monday:
AETEA SIERRA - 9 Sri Lanka, 5 Yugoslavian, 2 Myanmar, and 1 Greek crew,
docked at City Dock #47. There were 5 Christians on board.
SEA FLOURISH - 29 Chinese crew, docked at Greens Port W. We visited this ship
3 times in 2004, January, March, and July. The Captain and the chief officer were
once on this same ship. The ship was very receptive in general.
SIR WALTER - 24 Philippine crew, docked at Greens Port E.
UBC TOKYO - 24 Philippine, 1 Polish, and 1 Czeck Republican crew, docked
at Wood House #1.
SCM ELPIDA - 14 Russian crew, docked at Wood House #2.
4 ships on Thursday:
FORTEZZA - 24 Philippine, and 2 Greek crew, docked at Kinder Morgan,
Pasadena.
COLUMBIA - 16 Philippine, and 4 Korean crew, docked at City Dock #24.
SEABULK CHANLLEGE - 24 American crew, including 3 women, docked at City
Dock #28.
OCEAN PRIDE - 23 Chinese crew, docked at City Dock #32. The Captain was very
friendly. We spent about 3 hours on the ship and about 1 1/2 hours was talking to
the Captain.
My son Joshua, his wife Sarah, my son Jonathan, my wife Nancy, and I went to
visit OCEAN PRIDE on Friday during their lunch hour, we played a lot of music,
Joshua violin, Sarah key board, and Jonathan cello, they liked it, and we really
enjoyed the time spending with the Captain and the crew.
Jiao Hong from our church, Jonathan, Nancy, and I visited OCEAN PRIDE on Saturday
at noon again. Jiao Hong sang, Jonathan played the key board. Nancy and I helped
them to sing. We all think this is a very signigicant work. To God be the glory.
Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (1Pe.5:14)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao

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