Dear seafarer's friends, 11/16/08 - 11/22/08
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ro. 1:7)
Our weblink is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
Attached please see some pictures we took when Mike Cooke was here in Houston last month.
ships visited this week
1 ship on Sunday:
XIAMEN SKY - All Chinese. I took seven seamen including the captain to Houston Chinese Church for
Sunday School and Morning Worship. They all liked it and received Jesus. Only for the captain, this is his
second time for him to make such decision in a week. We met Pastor Malone at HCC. He was visiting there.
Then we went shopping in China Town.
5 ships on Monday: INTREPID RELIANCE, PACIFIC OPAL, and SUMMIT AMERICA - All Indian; Filipino, Indian, Turkish, and
Russian; Filipino, British, and Polish. Four Christians on the first ship. Prayed with one Hindu. We prayed with
the Filipinos, and gave them the Scriptures and the Jesus DVDs.
YONGXING, and BBC TUNISIA - All Chinese; Filipino, Russian, German, Polish, and one Chinese. We were
on the first ship a little bit over three weeks ago. All the crew remained the same. We just delivered some
current Christian Newspaper and magazine. The second ship had a Russian Orthodox captain. We talked to
the only Chinese electrician on board, and convinced him to received Jesus as his personal Lord and savior.
They all received Jesus DVD of their own language.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and help the ship visiting. He was very helpful.
9 ships on Tuesday:
MARY F, OCEAN FORCE, and PETRODVORETS - All Ukrainian; All Ukrainian; All Russian. Receptive as usual.
ALERCE N - Chilean and Mexican. I finished giving all the Spanish NTs I brought but they still wanted more. I
didn't talk much but shew my friendship. They shew their hospitality.
COMMANDER II, SANKO CONFIDENCE, BBC WESER, and ELTANIN - All Filipino; Filipino, and Indian;
Filipino, Maldivian, Sri Lanka, and Indian; Filipino, Russian, Italian, Indian, and Myanmar. Very responsive.
After I prayed with the Filipinos, they wanted to know my name. Please pray for COMMANDER II. The
shipping company is filing bankrupcy. All the seamen of this ship can not get payed for their salary. One
Indian Christian Christian on the second ship.
PACIFIC DREAM - Filipino, Polish, Croatian, Romanian, and two Chinese. I went on board to see the Chinese,
and talked to one of them. He confessed that we are sinners and received Jesus into his heart. 5 ships on Thursday:
NAVIG8 STEALTH II, PUFFIN ARROW and SITEAM ADVENTURER - All Indian; All Indian; Indian, and
Filipino. We were on the first ship last July. Four Christians on board. Not much material taken, just a little bit
follow up. Five Christians on the second ship. Prayed with the Christians and a Hindu. They got the Jesus
DVDs, and Scriptures.
STRYMON - Greek, and Filipino. Receptive. Blessed the crew and the ship.
JIAN QIANG - All Chinese. We were on this ship in April last year. The chief cook knew me. We had a good
talk. The rest of the crew were half interested in the Gospel and half busy. I led some of them to pray with
me and gave glory to the Lord.
8 ships on Friday: STAR FRASER, STAR GRINDANGER, and OSC VLISTDIEP - All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, Dutch,
and Polish. We visited the first ship last July, and the second ship last September. We almost always had
good responses from the Filipino ships.
CLIPPER STERLING, and SICHEM EAGLE - Indian, two Filipino, and one Myanmar; Three Indians, Russian,
Ukrainian, and Latvian. Seven or eight Indian Christians on the first ship, and one Indian Christian on the
second ship. Indian ships are
priority ships. Some of them we met before. No matter what the Christian materials they got already, we still
can pray together again.
MARIDA PATNOS, and ERRIA MIE - Peruvian, and Turkish; Polish, and Russian. Receptive.
COS CHERRY - All Chinese. We were on board last July. Some crew had changed since. The others knew me.
We didn't preach to them much, but we did prayed with them to admit that we are sinners and received Jesus
Christ into our hearts. God knows who did it sincerely.
Payton Huang from WHCC joined the ship visiting with me today. Praise the Lord.
To the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. (Ro. 16:27)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao