Dear seafarer's friends, 12/21/08 - 12/27/08
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Php. 1:2)
Our weblink is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org Christmas BlessingPray 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 week2 ships on Sunday:
GREAT SCENERY, and FU AN CHENG - British captain and
Chinese crew; All Chinese. We arrieved on the first ship a little bit
over 19:00. Sixteen of us crowded the crew's mess room. Eleven
from HCC with some instruments and lots of donated gifts. One from
EFC, Pastor Jonathan Chiu who delivered a short message and two
people came to the Lord. Four from WHCC including Pastor Caleb
Chiu and his wife Priscilla. We sang caroling and gave short
testimonies on both ships. The captain and commissar were a little
resistant on the second ship but we made friends anyway. This was
the second miracle in a roll in two weeks. Usually the guards at the
gate of the terminal don't let people without a proper picture ID
coming into the dock, but they let us in this two times. The Lord
told them in advance already. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord. See
attachments for pictures.
8 ships on Monday: BOW FERTILITY, LA JOLLA BELLE, NEW SPIRIT,
FORTUNE EPOCH, TRIDENT PROTECTOR, and MAY
OLDENDORFF - All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, and Russian;.
Filipino, and Korean; Filipino, and Ghanaian; Filipino, Croatian, and
Russian. All receptive. I gave them the Scriptures and Jesus DVDs. CHEMBULK SAVANNAH - Russian, Indian, and Myanmar. No
Myanmar Christian on the ship but they got the Jesus DVDs, and the
YONG AN 2 - All Chinese. Just an initial visit.
10 ships on Tuesday: TRIDENT PROTECTOR, BBC RHINE, PACIFIC DESTINY,
OCEAN CHIE and MOONLIGHT SERENADE - Filipino, and
Ghanaian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Croatian; Filipino,
Russian, Indian, and Sri Lanka; All Filipino. For the first ship, this was
only a revisit for yesterday. They need more Jesus DVDs and The
Passion of the Christ, so we brought them more copies. They all
GALAHAD - All Korean. We visited this vessel last May. We
stayed for a while and identified no Christians on board. they
received the Scripture and Jesus DVDs.
GIBRALTAR, NORDIC STOCKHOLM, and SAFMARINE
CAVALLA - All Russian; All Russian; All Ukrainian. Receptive.
YONG AN 2 - All Chinese crew. The captain was very friendly. He
told us his Mom was a Christian, that's why he was not against us.
We told him if he had Jesus in his heart now he would be a Christian,
and his Mom would be very glad. He smiled and accepted. The man doesn't want us to know his name came from FBCC and
helped the ministry today. 4 ships on Friday: ESHIPS DUGON, and DESERT DAWN - Filipino, and Latvian;
Filipino, and Greek. I visited the first ship last July. Both ships were
responsive this time.
PAC ALNATH, and FORMOSA FOURTEEN - Chinese, Filipino,
and Romanian; All Chinese. We were on the first ship and the
second ship both in last Aug. The first ship had four people prayed
with me, and the second ship had five people prayed with me. The
second ship had four people from Taiwan including the captain and
the chief engineer. The remaining were all mainland China's crew.
There was one Taiwanese Christian. He was the third officer cadet. I gave him advanced Bible study Guide and extra CDs and DVDs.The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Php. 4:23)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao