Dear seafarer's friends, 05/17/09 - 05/23/09
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Php. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
8 ships on Monday:
WLADYSLAW ORKAN, BLUE MARLIN I, SAFMARINE
ANGOLA, CHALLENGE PEGASUS, and SANMAR SERENADE -
Polish, and Filipino; Greek, Romanian, and Filipino; Ukrainian, Bulgarian,
and Filipino; Dutch, and Filipino; All Indian. We visited the first ship over a
year ago, the third ship last
Dec., the fourth ship last Jun., and the last ship last Jan. There were two
Christians on the last ship, an able seaman and an ordinary seaman. We
prayed with two other Hindus. (see picture)
SELENDANG INTAN, PAC ATHENA, and RICKMERS NEW
ORLEANS - All Chinese; Filipino, and Chinese; Filipino, Romanian,
Polish, Ukrainian, and Chinese. Wonderful things happened on Chinese
ship. An able seaman admitted he was a sinner, and we prayed together
and asked Jesus to coming to our hearts. Others joined too. (see picture)
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ministry today. He got the
TWIC card a week ago, and we got our escort badges this afternoon.
6 ships on Tuesday:
MONNERON, GOLDEN VENUS, and GENMAR AJAX - All
Russian; Russian, and Filipino; Filipino, Russian, Indian, and Portuguese.
GENCO CAVALIER - All Indian. Two Christians on this ship, chief cook
and the second cook. Prayed with one Hindu.
CEVDET A - All Turkish. Responsive.
YOSEMITE - All Myanmar. Very receptive.
2 ships on Wednesday:
GOLDEN MIA, and STOLT SNELAND - Myanmar, Korean, and one
Chinese; Filipino, and Russian. Well receptive. Two Myanmar
Christians, an able seaman, and the general steward, and they are real
brothers. (see picture). Prayed with the only one Chinese cadet (see
picture), to receive Jesus on the first ship. Blessed the ships.
2 ships on Friday:
ATLANTIC BREEZE, and VIBORG - All Indian; All Myanmar. We
were on the first ship last Mar., the second ship last Aug. Three Christians
on the first ship, general steward, and two able seamen. Prayed with one
Muslim and gave him a Hindi N.T. One Christian, an able seaman, on the
second ship. (see picture with the guy from FBCC). Prayed with three
Buddhists. (see picture)
4 ships on Saturday:
BALTIC MERCUR, BBC PERU, and UAL CYPRUS - All Russian;
Russian, and Filipino; Indonesian,and Dutch. Receptive. We visited the
first ship a year ago, the second ship last Mar., the last ship last Mar.
OCEAN PRINCESS - All Indian. We were on the same name ship
three weeks ago. Now, it's all different crew. Three Christians on board,
chief cook, and two able seamen. Prayed with six of them including one
Muslim and four Hindus.
God the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Holy Trinity. He sanctifies us by the power of God. The Holy Spirit gives us faith to trust in the redeeming blood of Jesus, "No one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, 'Jesus be cursed,' and no one can say,(Jesus is Lord,) except by the Holy Spirit," Corinthians 12:3. Holiness is our act of worship to serve God and a total commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is our teacher, comforter, counselor, witness, gift of faith and prayer in the name of Jesus, joy, sanctified, and so many more attributes. The daily filling and indwelling of the Holy Spirit is taught repeatedly in the Bible.
This coming week on May 31 is Pentecost Sunday, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the believers. This is a major Jewish Festival, the ingathering of the harvest of first fruits. We Christians apply this high and holy festival with the ingathering of souls for the kingdom of God. It saddens me that Pentecost Sunday is hardly mentioned if at all. I challenge ministers to preach the coming of the Holy Spirit on this holy day, and how it applies to us. Here is a suggestive text, Acts 2:14-41. If you do, your preaching will have a powerful anointing. Study the book of Acts which is in reality the Acts of the Holy Spirit. Pray to the Spirit of God to fully take control of your life.
For those who are interested in knowing about TWIC, the phone number is (866) 347-8942 The link is www.twicinformation.com.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Php. 4:23)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao