Dear seafarer's friends, 09/27/09 - 10/03/09
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
6 ships on Monday:
TORM ANNE, PLATYTERA, JO SYPRESS, NEVESKA LADY, UAL ROTTERDAM, and CHAMPION TRADER - All Filipino; Filipino, and
three Ukrainian; Filipino, and Dutch; Filipino, Russian, and one Indian; All
Polish; All Indian. We visited the third and fourth ship over two years ago, the
fifth ship last Jun. All receptive. There were seven Christians on the last ship,
general steward, bosun, electrician, motorman, pump man, engine cadet, and an
able seaman. The electrician was a fine Christian. He asked us to pray for his
three sons. Prayed with them and the Hindus. (see picture 1 for the crew,
picture 2 for the electrician).
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation a great deal.
7 ships on Tuesday:
MARGUERITE, SKY ANGEL, and EAST POINT - All Filipino; All Filipino;
Filipino, and Italian. We visited the second ship last Apr. We were on the last
ship last Jul. The Italian captain still remembered me. He was very appreciate
about the Italian New Testament I gave to him this time. The second officer was
a Filipino lady Christian. She was very hospitable to me. Prayed for them and
blessed the ships
TULA, HISTRIA PRINCE, CHEM LEO, and JBU SCHELDE - All Mexican;
All Romanian; Indian, Russian, and Turkish; All Indian. We visited the third ship
last Jul. We were on the last ship last May. There were two Christians on board,
chief cook, and an able seaman. As I was distributing the Scriptures, one
seaman rushed to me and asked, are you the one giving away the Christian
materials? I need one. He was not a Christian but he told me he believed in
Jesus. I gave him a Jesus DVD, some Gospel materials, prayed with him and
two other Christians. Praised the Lord, we can always find some seekers and
helped them to get closer to the Lord. (see picture 3 for the 2 Christians, and
picture 4 for the bunch).
7 ships on Wednesday:
ATLANTIC AQUARIUS, S. PACIFIC, APOSTOLOS II, PACIFIC
MAKASSAR, LARA, SCM ATHINA, and ATLANTIC LILY - Indian, and
one Filipino; Russian, and Filipino; Romanian, Montenegro, and Filipino; British,
Indian, Chinese, and Filipino; All Russian; All Russian; All Indian. We visited
the fifth ship over two years ago, and the sixth ship last Aug. We were on the
fourth ship last Apr. Prayed with five Chinese and took all of them to seafarer's
center. Then I took two of them to Best Buy to buy computer. There were two
Indian Christians on the first ship, general steward and a motorman. There was
one Christian on the last ship, chief officer. (see picture 5, the one to the left of
me in the front line is he, see picture 6 for the other group). Prayed with them
and blessed the ship.
3 ships on Thursday:
CHEMSTAR VENUS, ERNEST N, and AZZURA - Korean, and Filipino;
Indian, and Filipino; All Chinese. We were on the last ship last Dec. The
captain is a believer. He recited the Lord's prayer for us. We prayed in the
navigation bridge. We also prayed in the mess room with the crew. (see picture
7). (see picture 8 with the crew on the second ship).
Hui Yong Wang from WHCC came and helped ships visitation today.
4 ships on Friday:
MAGNUM ENERGY, MILLENNIUM FALCON, INCE MARMARA, and
BOSPHORUS QUEEN - Ukrainian, and Filipino; Korean, Japanese, and
Filipino; All Turkish; All Turkish. We visited the second ship last May. The two
Turkish ships were not that receptive, only some still like the Scripture and
Jesus DVD I gave to them. (see picture 9 on the third ship).
Payton Huang from WHCC came and volunteered for the ship visitation with
2 ships on Saturday:
FORMOSA TEN, and STOLT VANGUARD - All Chinese; All Indian. We
were on the first ship last Jun. I shared the Gospel with them, the chief cook
was willing to receive eternity, the gift from God, into his life. (see
picture 10 for half of the crew). The captain of the Indian ship is a Christian. I
gave him a Tamil New Testament and blessed the ship..
July-September is the third quarterly report of God's work in the seamen's ministry. Your provisions are sustaining His work. Thank you for your monthly
support allowing Thomas to be our full time chaplain. He is a devoted and faithful
man of God doing the word of an evangelist. Another provision among many is supplying us the necessary Bibles, DVDs, CDs and Christian literature to proclaim God's Word. Your love offerings are assisting us to fulfill the Great Commission. Paul assents this truth in 2 Corinthians 9:12-13, "This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.....praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession
of the Gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing." We're not in debt and consider ourselves responsible for your faithful contributions. Following is the
statistics of the last quarter in this awesome ministry. Number of ships visited: 337 Number of Scriptures give out: English: 310 Indian: 160 Chinese: 400 Tagalog: 40 Russian: 120 Myanmar: 35 Spanish: 35 Number of seafarers visited: Indian: 450 Chinese: 420 Filipino: 350 Russian: 200 Myanmar: 150 Polish: 40 Turkish: 50 Number of Jesus DVDs delivered: 1,200 Number of Christian music CDs delivered: 600 Thank you for your prayers. 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 www.twicinformation.com.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. (Eph. 6:24)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao