Dear seafarer's friends, 04/25/10 - 05/01/10
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
1 ship on Sunday:
EASTERN GRACE - All Chinese. I took seven seamen to WHCC for
morning service, Sunday School, and Evangelical Explosion. Captain, chief
engineer, and bosun all came. Some of them made their decisions to accept
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We went to China Town and Academy
for shopping. (See picture 1, & 2).
6 ships on Monday:
NAVIGATOR VENUS, RICKMERS SHANGHAI, and RICKMERS
SEOUL - All Filipino; Filipino, and Chinese; Filipino, Romanian, and
Ukrainian. We were on the second ship last Dec. This was just an initial visit.
Besides, the ship was shifting. We were on the last ship last Dec. also. They
TARGALE, KATJA, and NORD SOUND - All Russian; All Romanian;
Indian, and two Turkish. We visited the second ship last Jan., all receptive.
There were four Indian Christians on the last ship, chief cook, third officer,
and two motormen. One of the Christians asked me to pray for his wife.
because they got married for eight years, she never got pregnant, and she
got a leg pain. We prayed together and blessed the ship. (See picture 3 for
part of the crew. Captain is the first one from the left).
6 ships on Tuesday:
CAPE KNOX, UAL TEXAS, VEGA SPIRIT, SEATROUT, RICKMERS
SHANGHAI, and KING EVEREST - All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino,
Indian, and Russian; Filipino, Russian, Ukrainian, and German; Filipino,
Chinese, Polish, and Romanian; Indian, and two Russian. We visited the
second ship last Apr., the third ship over a year ago, the four ship last Aug.,
and a revisit on the fifth ship from yesterday. (See picture 4 for part of the
Indian crew on the third ship). (See picture 5 for the mixed crew on the
fifth ship). There were two Indian Christians on the last ship, general steward,
and the third officer. We prayed with them and they all receptive.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visitation today.
7 ships on Thursday:
MALTE B, STOLT PERSEVERANCE, ASIAN GLORY, CHALLENGE
PLUS, and BAIZO - Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino,
and Russian; Filipino, and Croatian; Filipino, and Indian. We visited the first
ship last Aug., the third ship just last month. The second ship has Bible Study
on board. We gave them extra copy of the Holy Bible. They were all
SICHEM MUMBAI, and YASA BODRUM - Filipino, Russian, and Latvian; All Turkish. All receptive. (See picture 6 for the Latvian chief mate
on the left, and the Russian second mate on the right. The first ship). (See
picture 7 for some of the Filipino crew on the first ship. The one in the middle
is Fred Go). (See picture 8 for some of the Turkish crew on the second ship).
They loved to read the Turkish Gospel materials and to watch the Jesus
DVD movie. We also watched the film with them at their tea time and tasted
some Turkish tea.
Fred Go from First Baptist Church came and helped the ministry today.
6 ships on Friday:
UNION ANTON, BW LENA, BW RHINE, GENMAR DAPHNE, LIAN
YUN HU, and BAYTUR - All Filipino; Filipino, Indian, and two Chinese; Filipino, Indian, four Chinese, and British captain; Filipino, Indian, Croatian, Russian, and Romanian; All Chinese; All Turkish. We visited the fourth ship
last Sep. We were on the fifth ship last Jul., and the last ship over a year ago.
(See picture 9 for the two Chinese seamen on the second ship). (See picture
10 for one of the four Chinese seamen on the third ship). (See picture 11 for
the mixed crew, Indian, Croatian, and Filipino). We prayed for them and
blessed the ships.
Someone from FBCC came and helped the ship visitation today.
We will use West Houston Chinese Church's facilities to held an International Seafarers Concert festival on June the fifth, Saturday evening from 6:00-9:00.
Please pray for this fund raising event is in God's will.
To him be glory both now and forever! (2 Pet. 3:18)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao