Dear seafarer's friends, 07/05/09 - 07/11/09
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phm. 3)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
3 ships on Monday:
LIAN SHUN HU, SWAKOP, and YELLOWSTONE - All Chinese; All
Chinese; All Myanmar. We were on the first ship, and the last ship over a year
ago. The first ship had a commissar on board. He was resistant, still some of
them were open to the Gospel. The captain of the second ship was very friendly.
We took him to Best Buy, and shared the Good News to him in the car. He was
very close to salvation. (see picture 1 with the captain). Steve Yeboah came and
took seven to his church. There was one Myanmar.Christian on the third ship, the
second officer. Prayed with him and blessed the ship.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the visitation today.
6 ships on Tuesday:
BOW ATLANTIC, CENTURY PEARL, KAROLINE N, and WISLA - All
Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, and Indian; All Polish. We visited the first ship last
Feb., the third ship last Mar. Receptive. Prayed with them and blessed the crew.
After I prayed with one Hindu on the third ship, he told me he was depressed for
the last two days, but the prayer lifted him up.
CK GLORY, and JIN PING - All Chinese. Very responsive. I gave them
Scriptures, they said this was just what they needed. While I was leaving the first
ship, they were watching the Jesus DVD. While I was leaving the second ship, I
heard them listening to the Christian songs in their rooms. (see picture 2 and 3
with the crew on each ships).
7 ships on Thursday:
NEVESKA LADY, INDUSTRIAL DARY, ATLANTIC RUNNER,
IMBONDEIRO, NICOS I. V., TRANS CATALONIA, and JIN ZHOU -
Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; All Russian; All Ukrainian; Filipino,
Russian, Greek, and Romanian; Norwegian, and Romanian; All Chinese.
We visited the second ship and the six ship last Oct., the third ship and the fifth
ship over a year ago. An initial visit on the last ship. Prayed and blessed the ships.
They all receptive.
Payton Huang from WHCC came and help the visitation today.
5 ships on Friday:
CAROLINE THERESA, WESERTOR, BBC ECUADOR, and AUSTIN
ANGOL - Filipino, and two Indian; Filipino, Russian, and German; Russian, and
Polish; Romanian, and Myanmar. We visited the third ship last Nov. There was
one Myanmar Christian on the last ship. They were all responsive. Prayed with
the Indian captain on the first ship.
JIN ZHOU - All Chinese. Prayed with nine people on this ship. (see picture 4 with 8 of them).
Dear saints redeemed by Christ's Blood July, 2009
David says in Psm. 35:38, “My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.” This truth distinctly describes our ministry to seafarers. We’re fulfilling God’s Word by our witnessing and worshiping on the ships. We verbally profess Christ sharing the Jesus movie and freely giving the seafarers Bibles and Christian literature. Worship is praising God for His divine love. Although most of them are not allowed ashore, we have church on board conducting mini Bible studies, praying in groups and personally sharing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many are believing in our Sovereign Savior.
Lifeline to Seamen is endeavoring to use innovative ways to reach every person by the Spirit's power with the life changing Gospel. Thomas and a number of co-workers are reaching out to seafarers in tangible ways. They energetically serve the vessels and take some shopping. During the last quarter from April to June, we ministered to more than 750 Chinese, 1,200 Indian, 300 Myanmar, 75 Koreans besides thousands of Russian, Filipino, Polish and others. We also freely distributed hundreds of Jesus DVD's and praise CD's. The world is at our doorsteps. Steve took 40 Chinese to his church and they all professed Jesus as their Savior. Pastor Peter Chao, their teacher, admitted that they were genuine salvation. Thomas said that many Chinese seamen wanted more Bibles and Jesus movies to take back home and told him that this is just what they needed. Oh Lord, enlarge our vision and lead us to reach more for Christ.
Consider that you go great lengths to invest in your familly. When you make contributions to this international ministry, you are investing in lives worldwide. The dividends are lives for eternity. Lifeline to Seamen is a non-profit tax exempt corporation. We are not underwritten by any church or any other organization but are
supported entirely by your faithful prayers and monthly investments.
Thank you for your partnership and may God richly bless you.
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 you spirit. (Phm. 25)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao