Dear seafarer's friends, 08/22/10 - 08/28/10
Grace, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. (Tit. 1:4)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
Ying Dau Lu from HCC came and helped ship visitation last Saturday.
I forgot to mention him in my last report.
ships visited this week
1 ship on Sunday:
IKAN SELANGAT - Filipino, Chinese, and one Singaporian. I took seven of
them to WHCC in the morning, and two of them raised their hands to follow
Jesus. (See pic. 1 for all of us).
7 ships on Monday:
ETERNAL FORTUNE, MARCELA LADY, CHEMTRANS CHRISTIAN -
All Filipino; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, Russian, and Ukrainian. All
receptive. We visited the second ship last Nov., the third ship over two years
SERENA, BOW LIMA, ALANGOVA, IDEFIX BULKER - All Romanian;
Myanmar, and Indian; All Turkish; All Chinese. We visited the first ship and
the second ship both over two years ago. There was one Myanmar Christian
on the second ship, one able seaman. We were on the third ship last Sep. It
was just an initial visit on the last ship.
6 ships on Tuesday:
NARODNY BRIDGE, EAGLE TURIN, CHEM STAR, and EAGLE MILAN
- All Russian; All Russian; Russian, and Indian; All Indian. We visited the third
ship last Feb. There were six Indian Christians on board, chief cook, bosun,
fitter, pump man, fourth engineer, and an able seaman. (See pic. 2 for some of
the crew). There were five Christians on the last ship, second engineer, third
engineer, an ordinary seaman, an oiler, and a motorman. (See pic. 3 for the
chief cook and the general steward). Prayed with them and blessed the ships.
MOONLIGHT VENTURE, and IDEFIX BULKER - All Chinese; All Chinese.
We were on the first ship a year before last Jan. (See pic. 4 for some of the
crew on board). (See pic. 5 for part of the crew on the last ship). Pray with
them and blessed the crew.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the visitations today.
8 ships on Wednesday:
BOW RIYAD, B AMERICA, MAESTRO TIGER, GASCHEM DOLLART,
AFRICAN GARDENIA, and SEABOARD RELIANCE - Norwegian, and
Filipino; Filipino, and Ukrainian; Filipino, Canadian, and Latvian; Filipino,
German, Polish, and Russian; Filipino, German, Polish, and Russian; Filipino,
Bulgarian, Polish, and Spanish. We visited the last ship last Jun. (See pic. 6 for
part of the Filipino crew on the third ship). Prayed with them and blessed the
SPARROW, and CHIPOLBROK MOON - All Russian; All Chinese. We
visited the last ship last Apr. (See pic. 7 for some of the crew on board).
Blessed the ships.
Alfredo Go from First Baptist Church came and helped ship visitations today.
3 ships on Thursday:
ALAM BUDI, GREAT IMMENSITY, and MCT ARCTURUS - Filipino,
two Myanmar, six Chinese, and one Malaysian; All Chinese; All Russian.
All the ships were first time visit. There was one prospect on board the
second ship, the third officer. He said he believe in Jesus, just hadn't had a
chance to get Baptized yet. (See pic. 8 for part of the crew). (See pic. 9 for
the Filipino and Myanmar-the one on the second from the left on the first ship).
Prayed with them and blessed the ships.
Someone from Ford Bend Community Church came and helped the ship
3 ships on Friday:
SEA BRAVE, COUGA, and BW LENA - All Filipino; All Chinese; Filipino,
Indian, and Chinese. We were on the last ship last Apr. The only one Chinese
cadet on board was a Christian. I baptized him last time. I couldn't remember
him but he remembered me. I prayed with him and left some more Christian
literature. (See pic. 10, the second from the right is the Chinese cadet). (See
pic. 11 for some of the crew on the second ship).
Payton Huang from WHCC came and helped the visiting today.
3 ships on Saturday:
IMPERIAL EAGLE, SAFMARINE ANGOLA, and RICKMERS JAKARTA
- All Indian; Filipino, and Bulgarian; Filipino, Romanian, Sri Lanka, and Chinese.
We visited the second ship last Jun. We were on the last ship last Apr. (See pic.
12 for the Indian crew on the first ship). (See pic. 13, Dennis Yen is ministering
to them). (See pic. 14 for the Romanian second officer on the last ship).
Dennis Yen, Daniel Yoo, and Wei Zhang from Lakewood Church came and
Ministering to the seafarers today.
The new address for Lifeline to Seamen, Inc. is:
10924 Lasso Ln.
Houston, Tx. 77079
The new phone number is:
The new cell 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.
Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. (Tit. 3:15)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao