Dear seafarer's friends, 07/18/10 - 07/24/10
Grace and peace to you from God our Father. (Col. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
11 ships on Monday:
UAL COBURG, VICTORIA KOSAN, BANGKOK HIGHWAY, SE
VERDIGRIS, and NCC HAIEL - All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, and
Bulgarian; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, Indian, and Russian. We visited the
first ship last Nov., the second ship over a year ago, the third ship last May,
the fourth ship last Feb., the last ship last Aug. Prayed with them and
blessed the ships.
HALDOZ, STOLT VANGUARD, CHAMPION TRADER, AVOCET,
OCEAN FLOWER, and NAVISION LEADER - All Turkish; All Indian;
All Indian; Indian, and one Ukrainian; Korean, and Indonesian; All Chinese.
We were on the second ship last Feb., the third ship last Sep., the last ship
last Saturday. There were three Christians on the second ship, general
steward, second engineer, and one motorman. (See picture 1 for the chief
cook and the general steward, the one on the left). There were six Christians
on the third ship, chief engineer, third engineer, wipper, bosun, and two able
seamen. (See picture 2 for part of the crew). There were three Indian
Christians on the fourth ship, chief officer, one oiler, and general steward.
(See picture 3 for some of the crew. Last row first left is the oiler). All
6 ships on Tuesday:
SAUDI TABUK, AVOCET, SEA-LAND CHAMPION, OLYMPIC
MELODY, CAP SAN AUGUSTIN, and FPMC 24 - All Indian; All Indian;
All American; Honduran, Polish, Greek, and Filipino; British, Polish, S.
African, and Filipino. We visited the second ship yesterday. The last ship was
an one month old brand new ship, made in Korea. She has two Christians
and one Catholic on board. (See picture 4 for the two Christians in the middle).
1 ship on Wednesday:
FPMC 20 - All Chinese. We were on this ship last Mar. All crew has been
changed since. (See picture 5 & 6 for the chief mate and some of the crew).
The crew was very open and receptive. The chief cook willing to receive
the eternal life as a gift from God.
7 ships on Thursday:
SPARNA, SE VERDIGRIS, OSC VEGADIEP, ULLA SCAN, SICHEM
CONTESTER, RICKMERS HAMBURG, and EVER REGAL - All Filipino;
Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and Polish; Filipino, and Ukrainian; Filipino,
Indian, and Russian; Filipino, Romanian, Sri Lanka, and Polish; Myanmar,
and Chinese. We visited the first ship last Sep., the second ship last Feb., the
sixth ship last Mar. There were two Indian Christians on the fifth ship, second
engineer and the pump man. (See picture 7 for the pump man on the left).
There was one Myanmar Christian on the last ship, the mess boy. (See
picture 8 for the Chinese and Myanmar crew. The Myanmar Christian is the
second from the left).
Someone from FBCC came and helped the ship visiting this afternoon.
5 ships on Friday:
STOLT SNELAND, ASIAN GLORY, DESH BHAKT, CARTAGENA,
and V8 STEALTH - All Russian; Filipino, and Russian; All Indian; All Indian;
All Indian. We visited the second ship last Apr., the third ship a year before
last Dec. There was one Christian on board, the third cook. There were two
Christians on the fourth ship, fitter and bosun. (See picture 9 for some of the
crew. The one on the far right is fitter). There were five Christians on the
last ship, chief cook, second cook, third cook able seaman, and pump man.
(See picture 10 for part of the crew). Prayed with them and blessed the ships.
The new address for Lifeline to Seamen, Inc. is:
10924 Lasso Ln.
Houston, Tx. 77079
The new phone number is:
The mailing and parcel address for LTS is:
P.O. box 79809
Houston, Tx. 77279-9809
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the LORD. 'They are plans for good and not
for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'" (Jeremiah 29:11)
Urgent Request: Pray for the persecuted Christians in each
of the 7 countries for the next 7 days -- North Korea, Iran,
Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Indonesia.
Grace be with you. (Col. 4:18)
Your brothers In Christ Tom Malone and Thomas Tao