Dear seafarer's friends, 11/22/09 - 11/28/09
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ohm. 3)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
2 ships on Monday:
HIGH EFFICIENCY, and SEA RAINBOW - All Indian; All Chinese. We
were on the second ship twenty one months ago. All the crew has been
changed. (see picture 1 for some of the crew). There were three Christians
on the first ship, the fourth engineer, an able seaman, and a cadet. (see picture
2 for some of the crew).
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ministry today.
5 ships on Tuesday:
MATTHEOS I, CLIPPER SIRIUS, MUNTEBORG, NIDA, and BERGE
NINGBO - All Filipino; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; All Polish;
All Indian. We visited the first ship three weeks ago, the second ship last Sep.
We were on the last ship last Sep. There were three Christians on board, fitter,
able seaman, and gas engineer. (see picture 3 for fitter and I), (see picture 4
for some other crew). All receptive. Prayed with some of them and blessed the
crew. One Indian sailor told me that speaking the material things western
countries are leading, but speaking the spiritual things Indian is well advanced. I
said to him there is only one God, and only one Spirit. He said that he believed
what I believed in. I wish he doesn't mean it.
5 ships on Wednesday:
KOPALNIA HALEMBA, STAR GRIP, ATLANTIC MONTERREY, CV
STEALTH, and STOVE TRADITION - All Polish; All Filipino; Filipino, and
Chinese; Filipino, Indian, Malaysian, Russian, and Chinese; All Chinese. We
visited the second ship and the last ship over a year ago. The crew changed
to a different nationality entirely on the last ship. And it was just an initial visit.
(see picture 5 for the Chinese crew on the third ship). (see picture 6 for the
2 Russian, Filipino, Chinese, Filipino, and an Indian couple on the fourth ship).
We were on the fourth ship last May. The half Chinese Christian captain on
this ship knew me, and called my name from behind. He reminded me that he
was a chief officer when we saw each other last time, and now he is a captain.
Then he invited me for dinner. I prayed with the other Chinese and gave him
the Scripture, Jesus DVD, and all the Gospel materials.
4 ships on Friday:
CAPE BEALE, JO SYCAMORE, CHIPOLBROK MOON, and STOVE
TRADITION - All Filipino; Filipino, and Dutch captain; All Chinese; All
Chinese. We visited the second ship over a year ago. We were on the third ship
last Jul., the last ship a year ago; (see picture 7 with some of the crew on the third ship, Payton on the far left, Yingdau on the far right). We prayed together
on deck. A small number of the crew have been changed since last time we met
on this ship. I had a good evangelized talk with the captain and the third officer
on the last ship. The third officer was very receptive. The captain was close. He
said his mother and grand mother are Christians. We prayed in his cabin.
Yingdau Lu from HCC and Payton Huang from WHCC came and helped me
very much on today's visitation.
3 ships on Saturday:
CHEMICAL CELESTE, CIELO DI PARIGI, and STENA CONQUEST -
All Indian; Indian, three Russian, and Italian captain; Indian, Romanian, and Latvian. We were on the first ship last Sep., and the last ship last May. There
were five Christians on the first ship, chief cook, general steward, one able
seaman, and one motorman. (see picture 8 from left to right, one Hindu, the
motorman, and the chief cook). There was one Indian Christian on the second
ship, an able seaman. They were receptive. There were two Indian Christians
on the last ship, bosun, and fitter. (see picture 9, the one in the middle is bosun).
(see picture 10, fitter). They all received Scriptures and the Jesus DVDs.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you spirit. (Phm. 25)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao