Saturday, June 28, 2008

06/22/08 - 06/28/08

Dear seafarer's friends, 06/22/08 - 06/28/08

Grace and peace to you.
ships visited this week
5 ships on Monday:
SANMAR MAJESTY, and ESHIPS EAGLE - All Indian; Indian, Russian, and Latvian. One Christian on
the first ship. A Hindu said he liked to be a Christian when we asked him so. We prayed the salvation
prayer with him and he accepted Jesus into his heart as his Lord and Savior. It all started with a simple
question. Took two Indian crew to seafarers center. Four Christians on the second ship.
BOW CEDAR, and BOW FIRDA - Filipino, and Norwegian; Filipino, and Norwegian. They all have
Scriptures and Jesus DVDs.
GOLDEN FLORENCE - Burmese, Korean, one Filipino, and one Chinese. One Burmese Christian on
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation with me,
1 ship on Tuesday:
GOLDEN FLORENCE - Revisit for the only one Chinese cadet. I didn't give him a Chinese Bible
yesterday. He loved the one I gave to him today. Very close to salvation. His mother is a Christian.
Took the Korean captain and chief engineer to seafarers center and blessed them.
3 ships on Wednesday:
NORNA N - 5 Bengalese, 1 Ukrainian, 1 Romanian, and Indian. 2 Indian Christians on board. Prayed with the Bengalese captain and the Ukrainian chief engineer. But most importantly we prayed with the
Indian Christian bosun. He needs our prayer support for his stress. We sang duet for them on the
HYUNDAI TREASURE - Korean, and Burmese. No Burmese Christian, but receptive. Blessed the
crew and ship.
KANG HUAN - All Chinese. 2 Christians. Although they are not baptized yet, they publicly confessed
that they are believers of Jesus Christ. We sang Chinese Christian hymns, and Pastor Chiu gave his
testimony and provided a little entertainment for them. The seed was planted we just pray that the
Holy Spirit will help their faith to grow.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from Formosan Evangelical Church came and helped the visitation greatly.
4 ships on Thursday:
AURETTE A - All Turkish. They were all Muslim. But some of them admitted that they were just so so
Muslim. And they loved the Scriptures and the Jesus DVDs.
CLIPPER KLARA - All Russian. Not very receptive.
. TMS MARIA - 2 Greek superintendents and the rest was all Chinese. Very open and friendly ship. The
2nd engineer was a baptized Catholic. He got the influence from his grand mom. He was nearly gone
to the seminary because the resistance from his parents. He watched the Jesus movie and the
Passion of the Christ before. He said he will pick up reading the Bible again.
. VARDEN - All Bengalese. Almost everyone can understand Hindi. No Christian on board but I was very
welcomed on the vessel.
4 ships on Friday:
YASA UNSAL SUNAR - Turkish. I was on this ship a month ago, only met some different persons this
time. Everybody was Muslim, still some were interested in the Scriptures and Jesus DVDs.
NAVIG8 SPIRIT, and NEW RANGER - All Indian; Indian, and Thai. 8 Christians on the first ship. I had
good fellowship with 5 of them together. 2 Christians on the second ship.
ICE FIELD - Ukrainian, and Polish. Responsive. Took 1 Ukrainian to seafarer's center.
3 ships on Saturday:
STOLT AQUAMARINE, and GASCHEM BEN FLOR - Filipino, Dutch, Croatian, Spanish, and 2
Chinese; Filipino, Ukrainian, and Polish. Prayed with the 2 Chinese cadets and lead them closer to
the Lord. Blessed the ships.
TMS MARIA - All Chinese. No short pass. This was the 2nd visit. I concentrated my time on the
captain. After I preached to him he agreed to pray the salvation prayer with me. We need to keep on
praying for his genuine faith in Christ.
Tom's Current Health Condition: (Tom wrote)
On June 24 I had a good report from my cardiologist. Since I have congestive heart failure with a weak,
enlarged heart, I must be careful of not having any re-occurrence. Dr Delgado is a top cardiologist at
the Texas Medical center who is taking very good care of me. I'm following his instructions and am
blessed to be alive.
Thomas is faithfully doing the work of an evangelist, and I'm helping him in different ways. He's being
ordained as a full time chaplain on Aug. 24 at West Houston Chinese Church - his home church.
The seamen's ministry is in transition with new developments in progress. It's becoming better
organized reaching out to move personnel involvement. In answer to prayer, more of God's work is
being accomplished, and we're favored with His anointing.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen. (Rev.22: 21)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao

Saturday, June 21, 2008

06/15/08 - 06/21/08

Dear seafarer's friends, 06/15/08 - 06/21/08

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. (Jude. 2)
ships visited this week
4 ships on Monday:
FR8 ENDURANCE - All Indian. Four Christians on board. Prayed with two Hindu and two Christians.
They loved to watch the Jesus DVD movie.
CHIPOLBROK MOON, and SAFMARINE DOUALA - All Chinese. No Christian on both vessels. Not
allowed to go to the mess room at the first ship. Only stayed on deck to distribute some Scriptures
and materials. Prayed with six people to receive Jesus on the second ship including the captain and
the chief engineer.
RICKMERS SINGAPORE - One Polish captain, Sri lanka, German, and mainly Filipino. We were on
this ship last February. Gave away the newly received German and Sri Lanka Jesus DVD. Blessed the
crew and the vessel.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation with me,
6 ships on Wednesday:
SKS TANA, and LYCASTE PEACE - All Russian; 2 Russian, and Indian. 10 Indian Christians on the .
second ship. Prayed with 2 Christians and 2 Hindus. Blessed the crew and their families.
STAR GEIRANGER, PINE TRADER, and HEROS - All Filipino; Croatian, and Filipino; Norwegian, and
Filipino. Delivered God's Word and strengthened their faith.
LI BAI - All Chinese. No Christian. The commissar was surprisingly open to the Christianity. We, the
captain and the chief engineer were praying together. But they don't think Americans have a culture.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from Formosan Evangelical Church came and helped the visitation today.
6 ships on Thursday:
GO TRADER, EASTWIND, and TANJA JACOB - Romanian, Greek, and Filipino; Greek, and Filipino;
Croatian, Montenegro, German, Ukrainian, and Filipino. They liked the Jesus DVDs and the English
Christian songs CDs. Prayed with them.
. CED MIRAGE - All Russian. Receptive.
RAVEN ARROW, and SPT CRUSADER - All Indian but 1 Myanmar; All Indian. Indian ships are
usually hospitable. Each ship had 2 Indian Christians. Prayed with the Christians as well as the Hindu
and Muslim. Gave them many NIV NTs, Jesus DVDs, and cassette tapes.
4 ships on Saturday:
BRILLIANT SKY, SITEAM EXPLORER, and GLORIANA - All Filipino; Croatian, 2 Chinese, and
Filipino; Ukrainian, Filipino, and mainly Indian.
JING AN CHENG - All Chinese. No short pass. We were on this ship many times before. The crew
was totally rearranged. Some knew me from previous visits, even on the other ships. To get in this
dock was a miracle because I forgot the badge today. Another miracle was that as soon as we got on
the ship, we met the only one Christian on board. The minute he found out that one of us is a pastor,
that was Pastor Jonathan Ling, he went to tears right there. He told us that he got a lot of pressure
from the ship, because everybody knows he is a Christian. And everyone was laughing at him when he
didn't go along with them to the prostitutes. He got a beautiful smile on his face when we left.
Pastor Ling, Mrs. Kelly Kao, and Daniel Jen from HCC came and helped visitation. They helped a lot.
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only god our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages now and forevermore! Amen.. (Jude. 24,25)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas

Saturday, June 14, 2008

06/08/08 - 06/14/08

Dear seafarer's friends, 06/08/08 - 06/14/08

with us in truth and love. (2 Jn. 3)
ships visited this week
10 ships on Monday:
All Filipino; All Filipino; German, Polish, and Filipino. Friendly and responsive, no Bible Study on those
SILVERIE - All Romanian. A short visit but we prayed with them for their family members and the crew.
OVERSEAS AMBERMAR - American. Receptive.
CITRON - Indian, and three Turkish. Three Indian Christians on board. Prayed with one Hindu and one
CHEMBULK SAVANNAH - Myanmar and one Georgian chief engineer. No Christian on board except
the chief engineer. Prayed with 3 Myanmar to receive Jesus.
STELIOS B - Egyptian. Gave out Arabic Jesus DVDs. They wanted us to go back.
CLIPPER FAITH - Russian. Blessed the crew and the vessel.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation with me today. He was really helpful.
5 ships on Wednesday:
INDUSTRIAL CHAMP, SANKO BRAVE, and RIO MAGDALENA - All Filipino; British, Bulgarian, and
Filipino; Panama, Nicaraguan, and Filipino. We were on the third ship and prayed with the Nicaraguan
Christian. Others kept coming, we blessed them and their families.
STELIOS B - Egyptian. This was a revisit. They wanted some phone cards, and they also wanted
some more Arabic Jesus DVDs.
THOR NEPTUNE - Thai. No Christian. A short visit. Blessed the vessel.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from Formosan Evangelical Church came and helped the visitation ministry today.
5 ships on Thursday:
BOW FLOWER, SWIFT SPLIT, and CARAVOS GALAXY - All Filipino; Filipino, Croatian, and
Montenegro; Filipino, and 2 Russian. Prayed with them, blessed their families and their crew.
. TIGULLIO STAR - All Russian. Receptive.
CHEMBULK KOBE - 2 Ukrainian, and Myanmar. This ship was here last April. No Myanmar Christian
on this vessel. Prayed with 2 of them. Blessed their country and the vessel.
6 ships on Saturday:
JULIA, and ALEXIA - All Ukrainian; All Russian. Responsive.
SAFMARINE DOUALA - All Chinese. No short pass. Initial visit, just gave out several Jesus DVDs.
The ship is sailing on next Tuesday, and we said we will come back on Monday.
CHAMPION SPIRIT, BRIGHT PACIFIC, and T STAR - Indian, Croatian, Romanian, 3 Chinese, and
Filipino; Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Vietnamese, and Filipino; 5 Korean, and Filipino. Prayed with 2
Chinese on Board, Although they were not that receptive, they received the Jesus DVDs.
Weibin Lu from WHCC came and helped visitation with me. He was a great helper.
Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. (3 Jn. 15)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas

Saturday, June 7, 2008

06/01/08 - 06/07/08

Dear seafarer's friends, 06/01/08 - 06/07/08

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2 Pet. 1:2)
ships visited this week
11 ships on Monday:
ATLANTIC RUNNER, and GREEN CHAPECO - All Russian. Responsive.
ORLA, and BBC ECUADOR - All Polish; Polish, and 2 Russian. Receptive.
UAL CYPRUS, NORA, SKARVEN, and RICKMERS SHANGHAI - Filipino, and Polish; Filipino,
Russian, and Croatian; Filipino, Indian, Thai, 1 Chinese, and Malaysian Captain; Filipino, Russian,
Croatian, and 1 Dutch. We prayed with the Chinese and one Hindu together. They all received
Jesus in their hearts. Steven was sharing the Gospel with the Chinese while I talking to the Hindu.
NAMRUN - Turkish. First there was resistance. Then they were gladly received the Jesus DVDs.
JOSE BRIGHT - Myanmar. Prayed with the only one Christian on board. His older sister is still
missing from the Cyclone. Please keep on praying for her safety.
SPRUCE GALAXY - 10 Korean, 9 Chinese, and 1 Myanmar. 1 Korean Christian. Prayed with the
Chinese crew in 2 groups. They all received Jesus but 1 was absent.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation with me today.
9 ships on Wednesday:
Russian, and Ukrainian. We delivered the Scriptures with no regrets.
KIHULAND, BOW SUN, SYN ACRAB, and TASMAN CHIEF - Filipino, and Norwegian; Filipino, and
Norwegian; Filipino, and Italian; Filipino, Sri Lanka, and Maldivian. The Filipino as well as the Sri
Lanka crew were very polite people. We didn't stay long but prayed with them and blessed the ships.
PACIFIC MAKASSAR - British, Ukrainian, Filipino, and Chinese. They all have short pass. Prayed
with 1 Chinese, the rest were not interested in praying. We had a good conversation. however, we
ended the conversation with the salvation prayer.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from Formosan Evangelical Church came and helped the visitation ministry all day today.
5 ships on Friday:
STOLT MOUNTAIN, TURICUM, and GLORY ACE - Filipino, Russian, Croatian, Romanian, Indian, and
Indonesian; All Filipino; All Filipino. They all have Bible Study on the vessels. The captain of GLORY
ACE is a Christian. He holds a worship service every Sunday 2:00 pm in the mess room. Gave them
extra Bible Study materials - Gospel of John, and strengthened their faith with God's Word and blessed
the crews and their families.
. SILVERFJORD - 2 Polish, and the rest were Myanmar. No Myanmar Christian on the vessel. Prayed
with 3 of them with the salvation prayer, blessed their country and their vessel.
LIAN SHENG HU - All Chinese. This ship was here last November. 90% of the crew was changed.
Prayed with three to invite Jesus in their hearts. Took 4 people to Wal Mart and brought them back,
prayed with them and for the recovery of China's earthquake also. .
To him be glory both now and forever! (2 Pet. 3:18)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas