Dear seafarer's friends, 06/14/09 - 06/20/09
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1Ti. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
4 ships on Monday:
NARIDA PATANI - Turkish, Russian, Peruvian, and Romanian. Receptive.
(see picture with some of the crew).
NORD OBSERVER, VALLEERMOSA, and OCEANIC COBALT - All
Indian; Indian, and Italian; Indian, Filipino, and Fijian. We were on the first two
ships over a year ago, the last ship just last Mar. Four Christians on the first ship,
three able seamen and a fitter. Six Indian Christians on the second ship, chief
cook, general steward, two able seamen, motor man and the second engineer.
We had a long talk with an Indian Muslim. He had a dream about a tall man
dressed with very clean white robe. We told him about Jesus. He accepted.
Steve Chao from WHCC came and helped the visitation.
4 ships on Tuesday:
ALGOA BAY, CHEMBULK WESTPORT, and GOLDEN YOSA - All
Myanmar; Myanmar, and Ukrainian; Myanmar, and Korean. We were on the second ship over a year ago. One Myanmar born again Christian on board. (see
picture on the left). He was the second officer. We prayed together. One Korean
Christian on the third ship, the second officer.
CHANG HANG TAN SUO - All Chinese. We preached and shared God's
Word to them. Seven of them prayed with us.
Pastor Jonathan Chiu from EFCOH came and helped the ministry today.
3 ships on Thursday:
FREJA SPRING, PANAM CELESTE, and ISOLA CORALLO - Indian, and
Russian; All Indian; All Indian. We were on the second ship last Jan. Some of
them knew me. And they said they were waiting for me. Two Christians on
board, chief cook and an ordinary seaman. Six Christians on the first ship
including Russian second engineer. The others were captain, chief cook, general
steward, chief officer, and fitter. Two Christians on the third ship, captain and an
ordinary seaman. Prayed with Hindus and Muslims on those ships. They were
7 ships on Friday:
OCEAN PRIMUS, MAORI MAIDEN, and MPP SHIELD - All Filipino; All
Filipino; All Tonga. All receptive.
AMBA BHAKTI, and BRITISH DESTREL - Both ships were all Indian. We
were on the first ship just three weeks ago. Two Christians on board, chief cook
and one able seamen. Five Christians on the second ship, chief cook, general
steward, two oilers and the fourth engineer. I gave the captain a Scripture and a
Jesus DVD. Prayed with others and took a picture with the chief cook and the
SEABOARD RELIANCE, and THOR NECTAR - Filipino, Russian, Chinese,
and Venezuelan; All Thai. We visited both ships over a year ago. The first
ship has only one Chinese, he is the captain, and only one Venezuelan, he is the
leaving captain. (see picture for the two captains). I prayed with both of them,
and gave them Scripture and Jesus DVD's.
We bless and thank all our supporters. Without you this ministry would not fulfill it's obligations. You mean so much to us. We're grateful to our ship visitors, board members, advisors, churches, intercessors, encouragers and so many others. Your partnership sustains us and the ministry. Intercessors have informed us that we're in their prayers. Prayer power moves God and hands to action. Repeatedly we experience His hand leading us in the way He wants us to go. God is looking for obedience and faithfulness. So often we meet the right seamen whom He has choosen for us to visit. We trust the Lord to meet our financial needs. Bibles, literature, freight, etc. have increased considerably. He's faithful to perform His calling. Although Pastor Malone's health doesn't permit him, Thomas is our full time chaplain. He also has co-workers to assist him. So many come to our aid whenever we need it. We're thankful for all you're doing to promote this ministry. Thomas is very active proclaiming the Gospel of salvation by faith in Jesus' name. The Great Commission is being fulfilled by the Spirit's power. Scores of seamen are believing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We target the vessels which are most receptive. Our primary seafares we visit are Chinese. Indian. Myanmar amd next are Russians, Filipinos and Korean. Many request more Bibles and the Jesus movie to take back to their home country. We're living in amazing times. Nations are more receptive to the Gospel than any other time in human history. Look around you, open your eyes, and see that the Day of the Lord is at hand. Look up, your redemption is drawing near. Maranatha!
For those who are interested in knowing about TWIC, the phone number is (866) 347-8942 The link is www.twicinformation.com.
Grace be with you. (1Ti. 6:21)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao