Dear seafarer's friends, 05/10/09 - 05/16/09
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 1:2)
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ships visited this week
No ship on Monday:
Steven Chao and I took a trip to Freeport to visit the Texas Port Ministry
there. It was less than one and one half hour drive from West Houston
Chinese Church. We visited their Seafarer's Center, their facilities and met
their staff members. It was well organized and clearly laid out. We also
had a tour around the harbor. Now we have a better ideal of Freeport
port ministry. We pray we will have better cooperation to serve the seafarers.
8 ships on Tuesday:
JO ASPEN, GLOBAL GARNET, REINA ROSA, SINGELGRACHT,
PACIFIC JAVA, and AFRICAN LARK - All Filipino; All Filipino; All Filipino;
Dutch, and Filipino; Filipino, Chinese, Ukrainian, and British; Russian, and
Ukrainian. We visited all first three ships over a year ago, the fifth ship last Dec.
and the last ship last Nov. There were six Chinese on the fifth ship. Talked to
the cadet and gave them the Scripture, Bible study DVD, and Gospel materials.
AHSLEY SEA, and GEORGE N - All Indian; Indian, and Filipino. Two
Christians on the first ship, chief cook and one able seaman. The able seaman's
name is Peter. (see our picture). He said the first time he met me was eight years
ago in Houston. Four Indian Christians on the second ship, chief mate, chief
engineer, gas engineer, and the fourth engineer. Prayed with them and blessed
5 ships on Wednesday:
CLIPPER KLARA, ORSO, and SOUTHERN MOANA - All three ships were
Filipino, and Russian. Well receptive.
STENA CONSUL, and SURFER ROSA - Indian, and Russian; Filipino, Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Greek. Three Indian Christians, third officer, fitter, and
an able seaman (see picture), and two Russian Christians, chief officer, and a
cadet on the first ship. Prayed with them and blessed the crew.
9 ships on Thursday:
HARBOUR CLOUD, ATLANTIC NAVIGATOR, BBC LOUISIANA, YM SATURN, MINERVA ELEONORA, and BBC MISSISSIPPI - All Russian;
All Russian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, Russian, and
Greek; Filipino, Russian, and Canadian. Responsive. We visited the second ship
last Feb. and the last ship last Mar. The crew on both ships have been changed
JBU SCHELDE, GULL ARROW, and FEDERAL YOSHINO - All Indian;
Indian, and Filipino; Korean, and Filipino. Two Christians on the first ship, third
officer and gas engineer. Detained on deck by the captain, but still giving out
Scripture and Jesus DVD. Four Indian Christians on the second ship, chief cook,
second cook, fitter, and motor man. Prayed with three Hindus.
9 ships on Friday:
INDUSTRIAL CHAMP, SEACOD, GAZ BARAKA, and CHIOS WIND - All Filipino; Filipino, and German; Filipino, and Spanish; Filipino, Greek,
Honduras, and Ecuadorian. We visited the first ship last Jul., the second ship over a year ago. They all receptive.
YONGXING, and SOCOL 5 - All Chinese; All Russian. A revisit and a short
one on the first ship, because we were on this ship just two weeks ago.
TORM AALBORG, CHEM SEA, and MAERSK RADIANT - All Indian;
Indian, Bengalese, and one Russian; Indian, and Filipino. Four Christians on the first ship, bosun, general steward, and two able seamen. (see picture with one
Christian and one Hindu). One Indian Christian, fitter, on the second ship. (see
God's Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the second Person of the holy Trinity. "God so loved the world that he gave His only son,"John 3:16. Jesus is God's divine Gift to us. This Gift is free, not earned by good works. The cross is control to our faith. His grace is available to everyone.
Jesus shed his blood for the forgiveness of our sins, life and salvation. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness,"Hebrews 9:22. God made a blood covenant between Jesus and his followers. Surrender your life to Jesus and enter into His eternal covenant. Sometime ago, I was on a Myanmar vessel. These seamen are mainly Buddhists. I asked one of them, "Who is Jesus?" His answer was most profound which many so called christians don't know. He said with conviction, "Jesus is God." I led him in a simple prayier confessing this holy Jesus as his personal savior.
Jesus is God. He lives forever. Because Jesus lives, we also will live. The message we proclaim in the death, burial and resurrection of our Savior. Jesus broke the curse of sin and death. Now we have a new beginning. The tomb is empty. Jesus is alive in me.Thanks to Gid for his indescribable Gift. By faith I liove for Jesus and have eternal life.
Next week, we'll share with you the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit.
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Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. (Eph. 6:24)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao