Dear seafarer's friends, 11/30/08 - 12/06/08 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2Co. 1:2)Our weblink is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
Pray for the seafarers this Christmas season. Many years of experience has taught us that they are most receptive this time of the year. There are unique ways to share with them the joyful gifts of Jesus in the Spirit's power. May we use the opportunities God gives us to impact the message of salvation through faith in our loving Savior. Thomas and Tom want to bless our readers and supporters this Christmas season and in the new year. We're grateful for all your love and involvement. God is blessing us with a greater harvest of souls than ever in 2009.ships visited this week 10 ships on Monday: CHEMTRANS OSTE, JO KIRI, and SAFMARINE ANGOLA - Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Dutch. Receptive. MAXIMA - Russian, and Ukrainian. We visited this ship last May. They liked the Scriptures and the Jesus DVDs. ESHIPS EAGLE, and STENA CONTEST - All Indian; Indian, Russian, and Swedish. Six Christians on the first ship. We were on board just last Aug. Many of them knew my face. Three Indian Christians on the second ship. Two went ashore. The third one was the general steward. Everyone knows that he is a Christian. AZZURA, CONFIDENCE OCEAN, LIAN HUA HAI, and PAC DENEB - All Chinese; All Chinese; All Chinese; Chinese, Filipino, and Dutch. Just an initial visit on the first ship. We thought the second ship was a VietNamese ship but it turned out to be all Chinese. Most of them were open to the Gospel. A revisit on the third ship. I delivered to them two new Chinese Christian calendars as I promised them last week. One for the captain and one for the chief cook to hang on in the mess room. The fourth ship had more than half the crew Chinese. We got there before they were ready to sail,.They received the Jesus DVDs. Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped visiting the ships. A lot of Chinese ships today. 4 ships on Tuesday: CHRYSOULA S, and CRUX J - Filipino, Greek, and Romanian; Filipino, Russian, Ukrainian, and Indian. Nice people, very receptive. ATLANTIC STAR - All Chinese. Two Christians on the ship the second officer and the wiper. Most of them were responsive. The captain was a little bit resistant. I think he was not ready yet. The chief engineer was ready to received the Good News and prayed with me. I prayed with some others and finished watching the Jesus DVD with them too. Steve Yeboah took six of them to his church. CHEMICAL SUPPLIER - All Indian. We visited this ship last May. Four Christians on board. He is not a stranger, but someone who doesn't want us to mention his name came from FBCC and helped the ministry today. 1 ship on Wednesday: ATLANTIC STAR - All Chinese. I took three, the captain, the chief engineer, and a cadet to Toyota center to watch a Rocket's basketball game. They wanted to see Yao Ming. They saw him and they were glad that Rocket won the game. The captain didn't refuse to pray with me this time. 5 ships on Thursday: SOCOL 2, PACIFIC FUTURE, and FREDERIKE OLDENDORFF - All Russian; Ukrainian, and Russian; Polish, Filipino, and Yugoslavian. All very receptive. STAVANGER BLOSSOM, and ATLANTIC STAR - Norwegian, Romanian, Filipino, Indian, and two Chinese; All Chinese. I had a good conversation with the two Chinese cadets on the first ship. Their hearts were so soft that God's Words were very easy to plant in there. They received Jesus Christ as a gift from God. They complained about that the other seamen oppressed them. I only told them to hold on to each other and pray together everyday. Please pray for them. This was the third time in a roll I went back to visit ATLANTIC STAR. Seven of them came with me to China Town shopping after they watched The Passion of the Christ. We didn't finish watching the movie. but the seed was planted.4 ships on Friday: FEDERAL PATRIOT, and HANJIN ANTWERP - All Filipino; Filipino, and Korean. Responsive. PANAM ATLANTICO - Myanmar, and Croatian. We were on this ship last Sep. Now she has only one Christian, the chief cook, on board. We and another five Buddhists all prayed together. I led them to pray. The chief cook liked the English Christian songs we gave him. AZZURA - All Chinese. Very hospitable ship. The second officer invited us to eat on board. We asked them to invite Jesus into their hearts. There was one Christian on the ship. You can tell the difference. He belongs to the house church in China. He was the only one who got saved in his family. He said that the reason why he believed was because Jesus changed his life, and God's Word motivated him to become a Christian.to get baptized. We just praised the Lord. And please pray for his parents' hearts to come to the Lord. Payton Huang from WHCC came and helped the ministry today. Glory to the Lord.
6 ships on Saturday:
MARIANAO ICE, and BBC FRANCE - All Russian, and Ukrainian. Receptive.
F BLUE, and RAVEN ARROW - Filipino, and Romanian; All Indian. Three to four Christians on the Indian ship. Good response.
TAI HONESTY, and AZZURA - All Chinese. Very open on the first ship. We gave them the Scriptures and Jesus DVDs. Before they
leave, we explained what a salvation prayer is and asked them to pray with us. Six of them agreed. A revisit on the second ship. We
took a picture with the Christian on board, 'cause he was precious. See attachment. (He is the one in the middle.)
Alex Wu from WHCC came and helped the ministry today. Praise the Lord.May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2Co. 13:14)Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao