Dear seafarer's friends, 12/06/09 - 12/12/09
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2 Pet. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
2 ships on Sunday:
RICKMERS SEOUL, and CHEMBULK GIBRALTAR - Filipino, and
Romanian; Myanmar, and Russian. We visited the first ship last Mar. We
were on the second ship last Oct. They were very responsive.
Yingdau Lu from HCC, and seventeen from WHCC organized a Gospel
team to sing Christmas caroling to the two ships.
3 ships on Tuesday:
TAIXING, GEM OF KILAKARAI, and KALITIHI SEA - All Chinese;
Indian, Filipino, and Chinese; All Bulgarian. Due to the foggy condition, ship
channel was closed and opened, opened and closed for the last three days.
We were trying to have Christmas caroling on the first ship last Sunday, but we
missed it. I went to revisit the ship myself again, knocking on the door of each
cabin and making sure that they all got the Gospel material. They all very
receptive. There were three Chinese on the second ship. I prayed with one of
them. He was very responsive. He took all the Gospel materials I got for him
and the other two.
2 ships on Thursday:
BRAZOS I, and CLIPPER TRIUMPH - All Indian; All Chinese. We were
on the first ship last Jun. There were five Christians on board, captain, chief
cook, second officer, fitter, and motor man. (see picture 1, from left to right, motor man, able seaman, and fitter). We prayed together. The able seaman was
a Hindu. There were some Chinese seamen, their family members were
Christians. They want two Bibles and two Jesus DVDs to give to their relatives.
I got an empty box back. All receptive.
15 ships on Friday:
SONGA EMERALD, AFRICAN KOOKABURRA, JO KASHI, STAR
EAGLE, SENTINEL II, and AGIA - All Filipino; All Filipino; All Filipino; All.
Filipino; Filipino, and Croatian; Filipino, and Korean. We visited the third ship
almost two years ago, the fourth ship last Jun., the fifth ship last Sep., and the
last ship over two years ago. Prayed with them, gave them the Scriptures, and
BW NICE, BLUE DOLPHIN, STOLT CONCEPT, and TESSA PG - Indian,
and French; Indian, Filipino, and Italian; Indian, Filipino, and Croatian; British,.
Ugandan, and Guinean. We were on the first ship last Jan., the third ship over
two years ago. All receptive.
ATLANTIC ELAND, LS ASSENTED, MAGDALENA GREEN,
FAABORG, and SENECA - All Russian; All Russian; Dutch, Filipino, and
Russian; Filipino, German, Russian, and Ukrainian; Indonesian, Georgian, and
Ukrainian. All responsive.
1 ship on Saturday:
FU HUA - All Chinese. We've never been on this ship before, but some
seamen knew me from the previous visits on the other ships. (see picture 2 for some of the crew I prayed with). I told them we have a group of people from
different churches maybe coming to sing caroling tomorrow. I just pray that
the security guard will let us in.
To him be glory both now and forever! (2 Pet. 3:18)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao