Saturday, September 19, 2009

09/13/09 - 09/19/09

Dear seafarer's friends, 09/13/09 - 09/19/09

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2Co. 1:2)

Our web-link is:
ships visited this week
1 ship on Sunday:
FORMOSA SEVEN - All Chinese. We were on this ship last Jan. A lot of
people knew me from the FORMOSA ships. I gave away all the Scripture,
Jesus DVD's, and materials I brought with me, and prayed with them. (see
picture 1 with some). Took captain, chief engineer, and a cadet to Wal Mart
shopping. (see picture 2). Captain and I chatted on the way. He said he liked
Christian songs very much. He doesn't object Jesus and Christianity. We four
prayed the salvation prayer in the car at the end of the journey. Praised the Lord.
3 ships on Monday:
HERCULES, CLIPPER SIRIUS, and BLACK SEA - Filipino, Russian, and 6
Chinese; Filipino, Polish, and Norwegian; Filipino, Indian, Romanian, and 1
Chinese. We were on the second ship last Jan, and we visited the last ship last
Jun. All receptive. Prayed with the Chinese and Filipino. Delivered the Gospel
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation greatly.
6 ships on Tuesday:
SPIRIT, and ELLENSBORG - All Filipino; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and
Greek; Filipino, and Indian; Filipino, Indian, and Croatian; All Indian. We visited
the first ship last Mar., this was the twelfth time visit in the last two and half
years; the second ship last Jul., the fourth ship last Aug. We were on the last ship
last Aug. There were five Christians on board, general steward, fitter, an able
seaman, an ordinary seaman, and chief engineer. (see picture 3) for some of
Prayed with them and blessed the crew.
5 ships on Thursday:
BBC ARAMIS, SEAPIKE, and BLUE JADE - All Filipino; Filipino, and Greek;
Filipino, and Korean. We visited the first ship last Nov. All responsive. Blessed
the crew and the ships.
AFRICAN FALCON, and ATLANTIC GRACE - All Indian; All Indian. There
were five Christians in each ship. Chief cook, chief officer, bosun, and two able
seaman on the first ship. Chief cook, chief officer, bosun, assistant engineer, and
an able seaman on the second ship, (see picture 4) for the Christians and Hindus.
Prayed with them and blessed their families.
11 ships on Friday:
OVERSEAS GALENA BAY - All Filipino; All Filipino; All Filipino; Indian, and
Filipino; Danish, and Filipino; Dutch, and Filipino; Greek, Ukrainian, and Filipino;
Romanian, Ukrainian, and Filipino; Indian, Ukrainian, Portuguese, and Filipino;
All Russian; All American. We visited the first ship about two years ago, the
fourth ship last May, the ninth ship over two years ago, the tenth ship last Mar.
We were on the eighth ship last May. All receptive. Prayed and blessed the ships.
Payton Huang from WHCC came and helped the ship visitations a lot today.

This writing is a continuation on personal evangelism. Listening and loving others are basic ingredients to sharing Jesus and gaining their confidence. We all have a mandate to be witnesses of our Lord's death, burial and glorious resurrection. However, God has given some a calling to be His full time evangelists and missionaries. Your full time servants with Lifeline To Seamen are chosen to faithfully carry out the duties bestowed upon us. We cannot do His work alone. Your prayers, finances, encouragement and over-all help are needed for this ministry to achieve our high calling. We're living in most amazing times. Repeatedly, you've heard that Jesus is coming soon. This truth may be closer than we realize. Let's be ready and by the Holy Spirit prepare others for His eminent return. Missionerlogists are giving us startling conservative statistic. Every day some 150,000 souls are coming to faith in Christ worldwide. It's estimated for every Bible handed out, 10 to 15 souls are saved. This is the power of the Word. Thousands are becoming believers through visions and dreams unprecedented as never before. There's a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit among the Muslims. I encounter a Myanmar seaman who had a similar experience. It was a miracle this Muslim was fully convinced that he saw Jesus in his dream. More leaders are being equipped to establish churches in this age of grace. Although the world is changing so rapidly, God is still in control. The seafarers are saying that we're living in uncertain times. Fear is gripping the world. Remember 2 Timothy 1:7, "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of love, power and a sound mind." Let's live victorious lives in Christ our Savior. Thank you for standing with us in these troubled times. Please send your love gift to Rose, our dear sister and treasurer 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

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2Co. 13:14)

Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao

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