Dear seafarer's friends, 10/18/09 - 10/24/09
Grace and peace to you. (1Th. 1:1)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
2 ships on Sunday:
FORMOSA ELEVEN, and KEW BRIDGE - All Chinese; Filipino, and one
Venezuelan. We were on the first ship last Jun. Only five seamen I didn't meet
before. Many seekers on board. One of them is the 75Th descendant of
Confucius. He was a young cadet and very interested in Christianity. I led him
and two others to pray the salvation prayer. They all receptive.
3 ships on Monday:
SICHEM HONG KONG, FR8 ENDURANCE, and DARYA MAHESH - All
All Indian; All Indian; Indian, and two Myanmar. We were on the second ship
last Jul. There were one Christian on the first ship, chief cook. (see picture 1 for
some of the crew). There were two Christians on the second ship, chief cook
and second cook. There were five Christians on the last ship, two able seamen,
chief officer, third engineer, and assistant seaman. (see picture 2 for some of
the crew). We prayed with the Christians and Hindus. The Hindus liked the
N.T. of their own language. We gave them and told them to read it and not to
waste it. They said they will.
Steven Chao from WHCC came for the ship visitation. He really helped me
4 ships on Tuesday:
FULL SPRING, ACTION, OKTEM AKSOY, and BEFFEN - All Chinese;
All Turkish; All Turkish; All Indian. There were three Christians on the last ship,
chief cook and two able seamen. All ships were receptive. (see picture 3 for
some of the crew on the Chinese ship). Prayed with them, gave them the
Scriptures and Jesus DVDs. They loved the picture I took for them. They even
wanted a copy right then, but their computer on the ship couldn't take my
camera's chip. See, how precious this picture is.
5 ships on Friday:
CLIPPER DAISY, STENA CONCORD, STOLT SWAZI, RICKMERS
ANTWERP, and LIAN XING HU - All Indian; Indian, and Filipino; Indian,
Myanmar, and Bengalese; Polish, Romanian, Filipino, and Chinese; All Chinese.
We visited the second ship over a year ago. (see picture 4 for Payton, Indian
chief officer and Filipino able seaman). There was one Indian chief officer
Christian on this ship. We were on the fourth ship last Jun., and the last ship
over a year ago. All receptive. (see picture 5 for some of the crew on the last
ship). They were very delight to receive the Scriptures, and Jesus DVDs. They
wanted to give them to their child, their spouse, their relative, and their friend.
There were two Christians on the first ship, fitter and a motorman. (see picture
6 for some of the crew). Prayed with the Hindus.
Payton Huang from WHCC came and helped the visitation a lot.
One of our ministry board members is promoting Lifeline to Seamen ministry via his 5K road run activity on this coming Saturday. Please click on the link and contribute as God moves you. If the link doesn't click here, you can copy the link to Internet Explorer and activate it.
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 our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (1Th. 5:28)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao