Dear seafarer's friends, 08/16/09 - 08/22/09
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. (Jude. 2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
2 ships on Monday:
MEDITERRANEAN ID, and NINANUR CEBI - All Chinese; All Turkish.
We visited the second ship almost two weeks ago. Gave away Scriptures, Jesus
DVD's and materials. Prayed with the crew on the first ship. Chief engineer and
an able seaman were baptized before. We studied part of Gospel of John and
prayed with some of the crew. (see picture 1 of the Turkish chief officer, the one
with beard, on the second ship).
Steve Chao from WHCC came and helped the visitation today.
5 ships on Wednesday:
TENNA KOSAN, SEATROUT, PANAM ATLANTICO, FORMOSA
EIGHT, and CASIOPEA - All Filipino; Filipino, and Croatian; Croatian, and
Myanmar; All Chinese; All Ukrainian. We visited the first ship and the third ship
last Apr., the second ship over a year ago, the last ship last Jun. All receptive.
We were on the fourth ship last Mar. (see picture 2 of some of the crew).
7 ships on Thursday:
STOLT HIKAWA, LYNX, CEC LIGHT, CAPE BON, JBU FORTH,
CHEMBULK SHANGHAI, and CHEM TAURUS - All Filipino; Filipino, and
Russian; All Russian; All Russian; Russian, and Indian; Indian, and Myanmar;
Myanmar, and Croatian. We visited the first ship over a year ago, the second
ship last Mar. They were all receptive. Prayed with them and blessed the ships.
We were on the six ship last May, the last ship last Apr. All responsive. Blessed
the ships. There was only one Russian second officer one the fifth ship, and two
Indian Christians, general steward, and one able seaman on board. (see picture 3
of the general steward and the second officer and Payton and others). We took
the second officer to Wal Mart.
8 ships on Friday:
ASTON TRADER II, BW SOMBEKE, DELTA CAPTAIN, SMARAGD,
CLIPPER TASMANIA, PETROPAVLOVSK, OVERSEAS BERYL, and
GOLDEN ORCHID - All Filipino; All Filipino; Greek, and Filipino; Ukrainian,
and Filipino; Russian, and Filipino; All Russian; All Russian; Korean, and
Myanmar. We visited the fourth ship and the seventh ship over a year ago. All
responsive. There were three Christians on the last ship, the Korean chief
officer, the third officer, and the third engineer. Prayed with them blessed the
crew and their families. (see picture 4 with the Korean chief officer).
Evangelism engages us is spiritual warfare. Satan's strategy is to stop us from speaking and living God's Word. This is clearly outlined in Eph. 6:11-12. Our battle is against the power of darkness and the spiritual forces of evil in high places. Satan will hinde our witnessing even to the point of death. God's peace is manifested in Eph. 6:13-18. By putting on the full armor of God, we have His power to stand firm in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our victory was purchased on the cross. Jesus sealed our salvation by His death and glorious resurrection. Death has lost its sting and the grave its victory. Last Wednesday I had a V-tack. Suddenly I blacked out. Praise God I have a pacemake and defibulator. After my defibulator kicked in, I regained consciousness. A few seconds more, I would be in heaven rejoicing. After undergoing many tests in the ER at St. Lukes Hospital, I was released that night. All the tests were negative, and the Jewish doctor thanked God that I was still alive. As of this writing, I'm doing good, and well taken care of by my children. This is my 3rd V-tack in the last 6 years. Athough I can't ship visit or drive anymore, I can still help Thomas in some areas of the ministry. Please life me up in prayer on a daily basis. Thomas and his co-workers are doing aggressive work as evangelists. He is becoming a leader in his own right. His leadership is not only exemplified here in Houston, but among the other Gulf coast ports. Thomas is reaching out and making contacts more that I did. We should be proud of his activities as he goes about the Father's business. Pray for him, his family and co-workers. Thank you for your prayers, financial support and much needed encouragement. Satan is a loser. We're winners by the blood of Jesus. We're grateful for your love gifts to this vital Global ministry. Foreign souls are at our doorsteps. Please send your tax deductible contributions to our treasurer, Rose Young, at this address. Att: Rose Young
West Houston Chinese Church
c/o Lifeline to Seamen Inc.
10638 Hammerly Blvd.,
Houston, Texas 77043
God richly bless you. Maranatha!
For those who are interested in knowing about TWIC, the phone number is (866) 347-8942 The link is www.twicinformation.com.
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only god our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages now and forevermore! Amen.. (Jude. 24,25)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao