Dear seafarer's friends, 11/01/09 - 10/02/09
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1Ti. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
4 ships on Monday:
SICHEM MONTREAL, STOLT INSPIRATION, FAIRCHEM MUSTANG,
and NAVIG8 SPIRIT - Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; All Indian;
All Indian. We visited the first ship (see picture 1) and went on the last ship both
over a year ago. There were four Christians on the third ship, captain, two able
seamen, and a cadet. (see picture 2 for the Indian crew). We prayed and
blessed each one of them. Some of them crazy for the phone card we brought,
some of them longing for God's Word. There were four Christians on the last
ship, chief cook, chief engineer, third engineer, and third officer. (see picture 3
for the chief cook, chief engineer, and I). They were watching the entire Jesus
DVD in the mess room even after we left. We went to the third engineer's
cabin and prayed with him. All four Christians are from Goa.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and volunteered for the ministry today.
11 ships on Tuesday:
ATLANTIC TREASURE, BOW CENTURY, BBC ARAMIS, NORD
SNOW QUEEN, BU SIDRA, IKAN VERACRUZ, and MATTHEOS I -
All Filipino; Filipino, and three Norwegian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and
Danish; Filipino, and Indian; Filipino, and Chinese; Filipino, two Ukrainian,
two Spanish, and two Peruvian. We visited the third ship last Sep. We were on
the sixth ship just last month. This time was a short visit. I delivered some
current Chinese Christian newspaper to them. There was one Indian Christian
on the fifth ship, the captain. I told him "I heard you are a Christian," when I
first met him. He said to me in front of everybody with a loud voice, "Yes, I am
a Christian." I was very proud of him. (see picture 4 for captain and I). (see
picture 5 for a couple of Filipino Christians, chief cook, his wife, and I). We
prayed together for the typhoon in Philippine and the crew on this ship.
AROSA, BBC SVENDBORG, BBC BALTIC, and UAL RODACH - All
Ukrainian; Russian, and Ukrainian; Russian, and Ukrainian; All Polish. All
responsive, blessed their crew.
3 ships on Thursday:
IKAN SELANGAT, NORGAS TRAVELLER, and EASTERN GARCE -
Three Filipino, and Chinese; Spanish captain, Russian, Filipino, and one
Chinese; All Chinese. We were on the first ship last Jun. Prayed the salvation
prayer with four of them. I was on the second ship last Sep. I met the only
Chinese motorman on board again. I updated him some Chinese Christian
newspaper and prayed with him. We were on the last ship last Jun. There was
one Christian on board. Some of them knew me. (see picture 6 with the captain
sitting on the front left, holding a Bible). I prayed with them, they all receptive.
(see picture 7 with the chief cook on the front left). I also prayed the salvation
prayer with them. Took two seamen to the International Seafarers Center.
6 ships on Friday:
SMOLYAN, ROSBORG, VALERIE, and WIENIAWSKI - All Bulgarian;
Bulgarian, and Russian; Filipino, Russian, and Belgian; All Polish. We visited
the first ship last Apr., the second ship last Aug., the third ship last Jun. (see
picture 8 for the two Filipino seamen I took to the seafarer center). We visited
the last ship last Jul. All receptive. They all received the Scriptures, and Jesus
FPMC 20, and CHANG HANG TAN SUO - All Chinese; All Chinese. The
first ship was a brand new, less than two months old ship A motorman invited
me to his cabin and made a special tea for me. I asked him a few questions and
invited him to pray the salvation prayer with me. He did, and accepted Jesus
in his heart. We were on the second ship last Jul. Like last time, I was rejected
to go inside the ship. I could only gave a few people some Christian newspaper
and Christian magazine. However, they let me bless the crew and the ship.
We’re living in the terminal generation of Christ’s return, Luke 21:32-33; Matt. 24:14
1. Rebirth of Israel on May 15, 1948. Isa. 66:8
2. After the 6 day war in Israel, June, 1967, Jerusalem became Israel’s
undivided capital. Ps. 122:6-9
3. God watches over Israel from extermination. Ps. 121
4. God’s covenant with Israel is everlasting. Ps. 105:8-15
5. God is drawing Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora home. Ezekiel 37:11-14
6. After 2,000 years Hebrew has become the revived living language of
Israel. Zeph. 3:9
7. Great numbers of Ethiopians and Indians from the Ten Lost Tribes now
returning to Israel. Zeph. 3:10
8. Increase in knowledge and rapid travel. Daniel 12:3-4
9. Chemical and thermonuclear warfare. Zech. 14:12; 2 Pet. 3:10
10. Scoffers abound in the last days. 2 Pet. 3:3-4
11. People are easily deceived. Matt. 24:4-5, 9-13, 24, 26-28; Rev. 12:9-13
12. Demonic worldwide new age and secular humanism. 2 Tim. 3:1-5
13. People are terrorized and in distress. Luke 21:8-11, 23-24
14. Mass media (TV, computer genetics, internet, cell and I pod phones,
global wars, brain wave medical technology, etc.) Ps. 19:4; Ps. 147:15
15. One world government. Rev. 13:14-15
16. One world economy. Rev. 13:16-17
17. One world religion. Rev. 13:4, 18
18. Earthquakes, famines, and pestilences. Luke 21:10-11
19. Sudden destruction on the world. 1 Thes. 5:3
Be sure to read and study the Bible verses relating to each of these prophetic statements. Learn Biblical prophecy which is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Tim. 3:16-17.
25% of God’s Word is prophecy. Thank the Lord for His Word and by faith live victoriously with Jesus as the center of your life.
As it was in the days of Noah, so be ready and watchful. Matt. 24:37-44. Believe expectantly for Christ’s imminent return and passionately be a soul winner beginning with your family.
WARNING: If you are left behind, DON’T take the mark of the beast. Rev. 13.
We love you and hope to see you in heaven. Maranatha!
Tom Malone and Thomas Tao
Cell: 832-221-5394 Cell: 713-530-2169
Grace be with you. (1Ti. 6:21)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao