Dear seafarer's friends, 11/15/09 - 11/21/09
Grace, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. (Tit. 1:4)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
8 ships on Monday:
LAPIS ARROW, TRADEWIND UNION, UAL CAPETOWN, and
DESERT ORCHID - Filipino, and Bulgarian; Filipino, and Indian; Filipino,
Russian, and Romanian; Filipino, Myanmar, and Indonesian. We were on the second ship last Mar. There was no Indian Christian on board, but all
BBC ANGLIA, SAFMARINE HOUSTON, UAL COBURG, and
MERSINI - All Russian; Russian, and Estonian; All Polish; Indian, and
Myanmar. We were on the second ship a year ago. It was different nationality
of the crew. We visited the third ship last Jun. There were three Christians on
the last ship, two Indians, second cook and general steward; one Myanmar
able seaman. (see picture 1 for the Indian and Myanmar crew). (see picture 2
for Steven and the two Indian Christians). We shared the Gospel with them,
and watched the Jesus DVD with them,.and prayed with them.
8 ships on Tuesday:
SICHEM DEFIANCE, VICTORIA KOSAN, RICKMERS JAKARTA,
and AIGRAN D. and FLOYEN - All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, and two
Chinese; Filipino, and Italian; Myanmar and two Filipino. We visited the first
ship last Sep., the third ship last Jun., the fourth ship and the last ship both over
two years ago. No Myanmar Christian on the last ship. (see picture 3 for one
Chinese and I on the third ship). All receptive. Prayed with them and blessed
AJAX, TIMASHEVSK, and PANAM ATLANTICO - All Russian; All
Russian; Croatian, Russian, and Myanmar. All responsive. We visited the first
ship last Aug., the last ship last Oct. No Myanmar Christian. Prayed with the
Buddhists on the last ship.
4 ships on Thursday:
AMBA BHARGAVI, BUNGA KANTAN TIGA, NAVIG8 STEALTH, and KANG CHENG - All Indian; All Indian; All Indian; All Chinese. We were on
the third ship over a year ago. There were two Christians on board this time,
the chief engineer and a junior engineer. (see picture 4, the one in the middle is the junior engineer). There were two Christians on the second ship, the third
mate and a motorman. (see picture 5, the second from the right is the
motorman). He wanted me to pray for them, so I did. After wards he said he
was so happy. He had a special prayer request that was to pray for his family.
He has a brother who also to be a seaman. (see picture 6 for the Chinese
crew, we prayed the salvation prayer together.) Took one oiler to Wal Mart. 1 ship on Friday:
TAIXING - All Chinese. We were on this ship a year ago. All the crew has
been changed. We had a very nice and smooth evangelized conversation with
the captain. His reaction was positive. We also prayed with the chief cook, for
him and his family.
Pastor Iming Huang from WHCC helped me greatly on the visitation today.
4 ships on Saturday:
CHEROKEE PRINCESS, MERCHANT, CLIPPER FAITH, and
MINANUR CEBI - All Filipino; Filipino, and Polish; All Ukrainian; All Turkish. We visited the first ship, and the third ship last Jan., the last ship last Aug. They
received the Scriptures and the Jesus DVDs joyfully. (see picture 7 for some
Turkish crew and us). (see picture 8 for the group from HCC).
Yingdao Lu, Xianyun Wu, Mr. Xia, Mr Young, and Mr. Deng from HCC came
and joined the visitation team together today.
Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. (Tit. 3:15)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao