Dear seafarer's friends, 08/31/08 - 08/06/08
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1Ti. 1:2)
ships visited this week
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday had not many ships in port because hurricane Gustav was near by.
6 ships on Wednesday:
NORGAS TRAVELLER, SUZIE Q, AFRICAN LARK, MELLUMPLATTE, and BALSA 63 - Russian, and
Filipino; All Ukrainian; Russian, and Ukrainian; Russian, and Ukrainian; All Filipino. Delivered the Scriptures
and Jesus DVDs. Prayed with the Christians on board. They used to have Bible Study every Sunday 6:00
pm on the Filipino ship. Since the leader was ill and went home they had no more.
FU LE - All Chinese. Some of the crew were not interested in it but some did. The chief cook had some
experiences in Christianity.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from Formosan Evangelical Church came and helped the ministry. A good team work.
9 ships on Thursday:
OKHTA BRIDGE, MONNERON, GREEN CRYSTAL and FALCON - All Russian; All Russian; Russian, and
Norwegian; All Ukrainian. Receptive and Blessed the vessels. I didn't bring enough Russian Jesus DVD's
but I found some in one Russian ship. I collected them and gave to the other Russian ships.
ELENE, UBC BATON ROUGE, OCEAN MARINER, and COMMENCEMENT - All Filipino; Filipino, and
Serbian; Filipino, and Ukrainian; Filipino, and Russian. Prayed and blessed the crew and ships.
ORHAN DEVAL - All Turkish. Although they were Muslims but they still interested in the Scriptures,
Gospel materials and Jesus DVD's. Blessed the vessel.
7 ships on Friday:
SICHEM PANDORA, and SCM ELPIDA - All Russian. Delivered the Scriptures, Jesus DVDs and blessed
MATHIOS, SEATROUT, SAPPHIRE I, UAL AMERICA, and MALTE B - All Filipino; Filipino, and German;
Filipino, Russian, and Romanian; Filipino, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and Polish; Filipino, Russian,
Ukrainian, and Lithuania. Prayed with them strengthen their faith. Gave them the Scriptures, Jesus DVDs,
and Bible CDs. Blessed the crew and the ships.
Brother Payton Huang from the college fellowship of WHCC came to help the ministry today.
4 ships on Saturday:
NORDKAP - All Russian. Receptive.
TRADEWIND UNION, and BARCAROLLE - Filipino, and Indian; Filipino, Swedish, and Russian. Prayed
with 2 Filipino Catholics and one seeker on the first ship.
MARITIME FRIENDSHIP - All Chinese. The ship was open. We were doing the work of evangelists to
many, only one had a positive response. Praise the Lord.
Brother Alex Wu from WHCC came and joined the visitation today.
Brother Tom Reports:
In the last E-mail Thomas Tao omitted a very important milestone in his life. We want to congratulate him for his ordination to serve as a full time chaplain at the Port of Houston. The service was truly a memorable event. There was a great attendance with families coming together from the 3 large Chinese Churches. We had a fantastic fellowship.
David Hsu, the senior pastor from West Houston Chinese Church, organized the service to honor Thomas for his Godly achievement. We ministers laid hands on Thomas and his dear wife, Nancy, to bless them. I had some oil to anoint them with the Holy Spirit for God's Grace and power in their global missionary outreach.
Pray for them as they do the work of evangelists.
Grace be with you. (1Ti. 6:21)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao