Saturday, April 24, 2010

04/18/10 - 04/24/10

Dear seafarer's friends, 04/18/10 - 04/24/10



Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Pet. 1:2)



Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org


ships visited this week

1 ship on Sunday:

IKAN ALTAMIRA - Filipino, Chinese, and two Ghanaian. Peter Ko

and I took six Chinese to WHCC for the morning service, Sunday School,

and Evangelical Explosion. Five of them made their decisions to accept

Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (See picture 1 for their discussion).

Then we went to China Town and Academy for shopping. (See picture 2).

9 ships on Monday:

CLIPPER LOYALTY, SAN ANTONIO, CHIPOLBROK MOON,

and PATRIOT SW - All Russian; All Russian; All Chinese; All Chinese.

We visited the first ship last Mar. A revisit on the third ship. There were

two seekers on the last ship, chief cook and the second officer. (See picture

3 for part of the crew. Chief cook is on the far right. Second officer is the

second from the right. Chief engineer is the one in the middle). Both seekers

have either parents or relatives Christians. We prayed together and they

accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

OCEAN SUNRISE, ATHENS HIGHWAY, YM JUPITER, CHARLOTTE

C, and PRIMULA - Filipino, and Korean; Filipino, and Bulgarian; Filipino,

and Russian; Filipino, Romanian, and Polish; Filipino, Romanian, and

Swedish. We visited the second ship and the third ship last May. They all

receptive.

Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation today.

3 ships on Tuesday:

TORM NAKSKOV, ZEYNEP KIRAN, and JIN ZHOU HAI - Indian,

and one Ukrainian captain; All Turkish; All Chinese. There were two

Christians on the first ship, bosun, and an able seaman. As I just got on the

ship the Hindu chief mate told me he was thinking about changing religion

what he should do. I told him we are sinners and we need to have Jesus in

our heart. And we prayed the salvation prayer together. (See picture 4,

chief mate is the one on the right). As I was just about to leave the ship at

the gangway, an Hindu ordinary seaman came to me and said he wanted to

believe in Jesus and he asked me to pray for him for his test to become a

third officer next year. I prayed with him and led him to Christ. The

Chinese ship had a commissar on board and they were busy with the ship

chandler, but I still finished giving out all my Gospel materials and won the

chief cook and captain's favor to stay on board for dinner. (See picture 5

for part of the crew, and picture 6 for the chief cook and me).

2 ships on Wednesday:

EAGLE KUCHING, and EASTERN GRACE - Indian, Indonesian,

Malaysian, and four Chinese; All Chinese. I didn't see all the Chinese on

the first ship, only met the second mate. I gave him all the Scriptures and

Christian literature. An initial visit on the second ship. (See picture 7 for

part of the crew).

5 ships on Thursday:

BOW ORANIA, SICHEM CHALLENGE, CHEM LEO, TARGET, and

EASTERN GRACE - All Filipino; Filipino, and Indian; Indian, and Turkish;

All Turkish; All Chinese. We were on the third ship last Nov. (See picture 8

for some of the Turkish crew). We were on the last ship last Nov. (See

picture 9 for some of the Chinese crew).

Steve Yeboah took 6 seamen from EASTERN GRACE to his church.

Someone from FBCC came and helped the ministry today.

1 ship on Friday:

IKAN SEPAT - Filipino, and Chinese. We were on this ship just over a

month ago. (See picture 10 for the Filipino and Chinese crew. The second

one from the left is the Filipino third officer). We gave him the Jesus DVD,

and he invited us for dinner. The Chinese crew also bought some phone

cards from us. And we prayed for them.

Payton Huang from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation today. We

visited Pastor Tom Malone before we went to visit the ship. He wanted this

to email to everyone again:

Precisely at midnight on April 16, 2010, I, Tom, received this message from

the Lord. He said, "Tell my people that I am coming NOW."

Maranatha! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

If you haven't received Jesus as your personal Savior, simply pray...

Jesus, I repent of my sins. I believe you died form me and rose again to save

me. I trust in you completely. Amen.

Jesus' coming is closer and closer. Gospel is preached closely to all nations.



Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (1 Pet. 5:14)



Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao