Dear seafarer's friends, 08/03/08 - 08/09/08
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Php. 1:2)
ships visited this week
4 ships on Monday:
VERGINA - All Filipino. They had a Jacob's ladder, but we didn't climb it, because we had materials in
our hands. We took an easy way out. They came down and got the Scriptures. Blessed the vessel.
MOSOR - Croatian. Very interesting people. They received the Jesus DVDs.
MARITIME ALLIANCE - All Chinese. There was no gangway. We used an armed elevator to get on the
ship. 6 people came forward and prayed the salvation prayer: to admit we are sinners, and because
Jesus Christ's blood and our faith, we are counted as righteousness. And because His resurrection, we
have eternal life.
AALBORG - Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Romanian. Very receptive. Blessed the vessel.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped visiting the vessels.
4 ships on Wednesday:
MURAT KIRAN - All Turkish. Every one we met was receptive.
LIAN XING HU, ETERNAL CONFIDENCE - All Chinese. All Chinese. We were on the first ship three .
weeks ago. We delivered some current evangelical newspaper and magazines to them. We finished
all the Gospel materials we brought for the second ship. We sang a lot of Christian songs in duet, they
liked it very much, and we asked them to pray the salvation prayer. They all did. There were about
fourteen of them.
VALLERMOSA - Italian, and Indian. 2 Indian Christians on board. Short visit.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from Formosan Evangelical Church came and helped the ministry a lot.
8 ships on Thursday:
STAR HARDANGER, PORT MAUBERT, and ROSBORG - All Filipino; Filipino, and Romanian; Filipino,
Romanian, and Polish. Half of the Filipino Christians don't have a Bible with them, so we just deliver it.
MARE CARIBBEAN, and STENA CONQUEROR - All Russian; Croatian, Russian, and Indian.
Receptive at first, then was a little bit ignored on the first ship. May God helps them to value those
Scriptures. 2 Indian Christians on the second ship. Prayed with 2 Muslims. One bosun and one able
seaman. Praise the Lord for their interest. Took 2 seamen to the seafarers' center.
HAI AN CHENG, FU MAN, and SZYMANOWSKI - All Chinese; All Chinese. Polish, and 4 Chinese.
We were on the first ship last April. Many seamen knew me including the captain. Finished distributing
all the gospel materials I brought. It's the first time to visit FU MAN. One able seaman was a believer.
He was in Vancouver and learned how to pray there. His family members are all Christians. I just
confirmed his faith with him in Jesus' death and resurrection. The last ship had 4 Chinese engine room
cadets on board. Didn't see them, but plan to visit them again.
10 ships on Friday:
ATLANTIC FORTUNE, CLIPPER ORION, DIANA, and RIO MAGDALENA - All Filipino; Norwegian, and
Filipino; Russian, Romanian, and Filipino; Honduras, Panamanian, Guyana, and Filipino. All receptive.
HUDSON, FLINTERHUNZE, CELINE, and PERSEVERANCE - All Ukrainian; Indonesian, and Russian;
Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Russian; Egyptian, Sri Lanka, and Polish. The second ship was
ready to sail. I caught her just before she was leaving the shore, and gave them the Scriptures.
SZYMANOWSKI - Polish, and 4 Chinese. This was a revisit. The ship was sailing. They were taking up
the gangway. I only had 2 minutes. I prayed to the Lord to give me a chance to see the Chinese crew..
2 Chinese cadets showed up. I asked one of them to stand on the gangway, and we prayed the
salvation prayer together. Praise the Lord. He did it. I gave him more Gospel materials and blessed the
crew and the vessel.
JAG VIKRAM - All Indian. 2 Christians on board, chief cook and 4th engineer..4th engineer went to
shore. Prayed with 3 Hindus and for their families and their vessel.
3 ships on Saturday:
THOR SPRING, and PILICA - Russian, and Filipino; All Polish. Delivered to them the Scriptures and
GENIUS STAR 1 - 17 Chinese. Finished all the Gospel materials we brought with us. Prayed with 2
with the salvation prayer, counseled 1 able seaman, blessed the captain and the vessel.
Weibin Lu, and Dekang Wang from WHCC came and sustained the visitations today.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Php. 4:23)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao