Dear seafarer's friends, 04/12/09 - 04/18/09
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1Co. 1:3)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
5 ships on Monday:
TENNA KOSAN, JO KIRI, BBC COLORADO, and OCEAN WIND - All
Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Greek. We were on the
first ship last Nov. We visited the second ship a year before last Jan. Responsive.
We prayed with them for their families and blessed the ships.
SOPHIE RICKMERS - Burmese, and one Polish second engineer. We visited
this ship last Dec. No Christian except the Polish on board. They all liked the
Jesus DVD, including the captain. We prayed with him and other two Buddhists. Steven Chao from WHCC came and took part in the visitations.
6 ships on Tuesday:
JO MAPLE, and DIAMOND GLORY - All Filipino. We visited the first ship
last Dec. the second ship last July. Prayed with them, gave them the Scriptures
and Jesus DVDs.
SCM ATHINA, and PRISCO EKATERINA - All Russian. Nicely receptive.
MONIUSZKO, and NORDANA ANDREA - Polish captain and chief officer,
Chinese crew; All Thai. We were on the first ship last Feb. and the second ship
last Dec. Prayed with four Chinese. No Christian on the second ship.
6 ships on Thursday:
SAGA EXPLORER, GOLDEN STAR, CALYPSO N, and SITEAM
EXPLORER - All Filipino; All Filipino; Russian, and Filipino; Russian, and
Indian. We visited the second ship a year ago, and the last ship last Nov. They
were different crew now. They all responsive.
GOLDEN IVY, and SENTINEL SPIRIT - Russian, Filipino, Myanmar,Chinese,
and a Korean captain; Spanish, and Honduras. We visited the first ship before.
They were different crew now. (see picture of the Filipino, Myanmar and Chinese
of the first ship). (see picture of the Spanish chief officer on the second ship).
5 ships on Friday:
KANG CHANG - All Chinese. Initial visit.
EL GRECO, BBC TRINADAD, and MACIEJ RATAJ - Filipino, and
Montenegrin; Filipino, and Ukrainian; All Polish. All receptive. We visited the
second ship last April. The Polish love their own language Scripture.
BOLD WORLD - All Indian. Three Christians on board, The fitter, general
steward, and an ordinary seaman. Prayed with the fitter and a Hindu.
For those who are interested in knowing about TWIC, the phone number is
(866) 347-8942 , The link is www.twicinformation.com.
Jesus says, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11: 25-26. I pray you do believe that Jesus sacrificially laid down His life by shedding His innocent blood. Have faith in His resurrection power for the forgiveness of our sins, life and salvation. Purposely dedicate your life this Easter to service our Risen Lord in love with power coming from the Holy Spirit. Because Jesus lives, I also will live. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfector of our faith. Have a blessed Easter!
Thomas's wife Nancy and Thomas are going to a Gulf Coast Port Ministry workshop which sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in Palacios from Monday to Wednesday next week. Please pray for us.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen. (1Co. 16:23,24)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao