Dear seafarer's friends, 12/06/09 - 12/12/09
Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Pet. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
6 ships on Monday:
SUNNY ACE, and JANA - Filipino, and Japanese; Russian, and Ukrainian. Receptive.
LI BAI, BULK AVENIR, OVERSEAS CYGNUS, and RICKMERS
SHANGHAI - All Chinese; All Chinese; Filipino, Russian, and Chinese;
Filipino, Russian, Romanian, and Chinese. We were on the first ship last Aug.,
the last ship last Mar. (see picture 1 for some of the crew I prayed with on the
first ship). They took all the Gospel materials I brought with me. It was an
initial visit on the second ship, but, I had a very nice evangelical conversation
with the captain. I could almost witness for him that he was real close to
salvation. We visited the third ship over two years ago. Prayed with the crew
and blessed the ship. .
3 ships on Tuesday:
IKAN ALTAMIRA, OVERSEAS CYGNUS, and BULK AVENIR - Filipino, and Chinese; Filipino, Russian, and Chinese; All Chinese. We
were on the first ship last Oct. We delivered the current Christian literature. A
revisit on the second ship and the last ship. Very responsive on the last vessel.
They took all the Gospel materials we got for them.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ministry today.
We had a seamen mission coworkers gathering at my house this evening. (see
picture 2,3,4). It was a very memorable night.
5 ships on Thursday:
STENA FR8 2, MAERSK HERITAGE, CRYSTAL MERMAID, AYSE
AKSOY, and SUCHADA NAREE - All Indian; Indian, and Filipino; Filipino,
Indonesian, and Myanmar; All Turkish; All Thai. We were on the first ship last
Sep., the fourth ship over two years ago, and the last ship two weeks ago.
There were four Christians on the first ship, Chief cook, general steward (see
picture 5), third officer and motor man. There were two Indian Christians on
the second ship, second engineer, and fourth engineer. All receptive.
2 ships on Friday:
TAIXING, and MARDI GRAS - All Chinese; All Chinese. We were on the
first ship just last month, and the second ship last Mar. There was one Christian on the second ship, the captain. He was baptized here in Houston nine years
ago. He doesn't remember the name of the pastor, but from he described I think
it was Pastor Malone. And later on the captain convinced his wife to be a
Christian. He wanted us to pray for his eighteen year old son, he is still a seeker.
We had a good fellowship with the captain. We exchanged Bible verses to
encourage each other. He said he has really started to believe since he was
baptized. (see picture 6, the third one from the right is the captain. The second
one from the left is the chief cook. He is a believer but not baptized yet.)
Someone doesn't want his name to be known from FBCC came and helped the
Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (1 Pet. 5:14)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao