Dear seafarer's friends, 08/08/10 - 08/14/10
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1Ti. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
1 ship on Sunday:
FULL RICH - All Chinese. A short revisit.
7 ships on Monday:
PEONY, CHEMBULK WESTPORT, FAIRCHEM BRONCO, and MAERSK
HARMONY - All Myanmar; All Myanmar; All Indian; Filipino, Indian, and two
Chinese. We were on the first ship last Mar., the second ship last May. There
were five Christians on the third ship, one able seaman, one cadet, one ordinary
seaman, and two oilers. I prayed the salvation prayer with them. All receptive.
FUAT BEY, IKAN SEPAT, and IKAN SELANGAT - All Turkish; Filipino,
and Chinese; Filipino, Singaporian, and Chinese. We were on the second ship
last Jun., the last ship last month. I took two Chinese seamen from the second
ship to Best Buy and led them a salvation prayer in the car.
5 ships on Tuesday:
CHEMBULK SAVANNAH, ATLANTIC POLARIS, YASA H. MULLA,
IKAN SELANGAT, and IKAN SEPAT - Myanmar, Russian, and Indian; All
Indian; All Turkish; Filipino, Chinese, and Singaporian; Filipino, and Chinese.
We were on the first ship last Jan., the second ship last Apr. A revisit on the
last two ships. There were six Christians on the second ship, chief cook,
electrician, pump man, one cadet, third engineer, and fifth engineer. (See
picture 1 & 2 for part of the crew). Prayed with them. Receptive. (See picture
3 for part of the Chinese crew on the fourth ship). (See picture 4 for part of
Chinese crew on the last ship).
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the visitation today.
5 ships on Wednesday:
STAR FLORIDA, GAMMAGAS, RICKMERS ANTWERP, SALVADOR,
and CHINOOK MAIDEN - All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, Chinese, Polish,
and Romanian; All Polish; All Indian. We visited the first ship last Jun. We were
on the third ship last Apr. (See picture 5 for the two Chinese seamen, third
engineer on the far right, one ordinary seaman on the far left). Our two
seminarians gave their testimonies, and we concluded the preaching with the
salvation prayer. The seeds were planted. There were four Christians on the
last ship, chief cook, general steward, electrician, and an ordinary seaman.
(See picture 6 for the chief cook, second from the left, and general steward,
the one on the far left). Prayed with them and blessed their families.
Two seminarians from HCC, Cheng Yu Li and Li Chow Tan came and
helped ship visitations today.
My wife Nancy and I are going to St. Louis from Aug. 12 to 17 to visit our
family. Ship visiting will be resumed after then.
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. (1Ti. 6:21)
Your brothers In Christ Thomas Tao