Dear seafarer's friends, 09/12/10 - 09/18/10
Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Pet. 1:2)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
Yingdau Lu from HCC and Weibin Lu from WHCC came and helped the
visitation last Saturday.
ships visited this week
2 ships on Sunday:
ATLANTIC MONTERREY, and IKAN SELANGAT - A revisit on both ships.
Took six seamen from the second ship to WHCC for worship this morning,
then went to shopping in the afternoon.
Weibin Lu from WHCC came and helped the ministry today. He took us to
4 ships on Monday:
PACIFIC LEGEND, GLORIA GALAXY. GREAT LEGEND, and TASMAN
ID - Korean, and Filipino; Korean, and Indonesian; All Chinese; All Chinese.
We were on the third ship last Feb. There were two Christians on the last ship,
two able seamen. One is a stronger Christian than the other. Ministered to them,
prayed with them, and instructed the stronger one to help the other.
7 ships on Tuesday:
ARGUS, THOR ACE, TIAN JIN HIGHWAY, and BBC PORTUGAL - All
Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, Polish, and Ukrainian; Filipino, Russian, Ukrainian,
and Latvian. All receptive. Prayed with them and blessed the ships
MAERSK VIRTUE, TORM REPUBLICAN, and SPT CRUSADER - Filipino,
Indian, British, and Chinese; All Indian; All Indian. We were on the first ship last
Jul. (See pic. 1 for the Chinese third officer and us). Prayed with him and others.
There were three Christians on the second ship, general steward, second
engineer, and third engineer. (See pic. 2 for the g.s. in the middle). There were
three Christians on the last ship, general steward, fitter, and electrician. (See pic.
3 for the g.s. second from the left, and electrician far left).
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visiting today.
5 ships on Thursday:
CASSIOPEA, BARBAROS KIRAN, JBU MAAS, DAHLIA, and NORTH
SEA - All Ukrainian; All Turkish; All Indian; All Chinese; Filipino, Ukrainian,
Polish, Bulgarian, Indian, and two Chinese. We visited the first ship two years
ago. We were on the third ship last Oct. (See pic. 4 for some of the crew on the
fourth ship. Chief cook is the one on the far left). Prayed with them with the
salvation prayer. (See pic. 5 for some of the crew on the fourth ship again.
Captain is the one second from the left). Ministered to him, and he was very close
to the salvation. There were four Indian Christians on the last ship, chief cook,
general steward, chief mate, and a motorman. The two Chinese seamen on board, one was an engineer cadet, the other was a deck cadet. Prayed with them and
they were receptive.
3 ships on Friday:
EAGLE STAVANGER, ATLANTIC COZUMEL and FORTUNE PLUM -
Filipino, Indian, and Russian; Filipino, Chinese, and Myanmar; Chinese and
Korean. (See pic. 6 for the chief engineer and me on the second ship). (See pic. 7
& 8 for part of the crew on the same ship). Prayed with them and ministered to
the chief engineer. They all receptive. (See pic. 9 & 10 for some of the crew on
the second ship). Prayed with them and they were responsive.
6 ships on Saturday:
OVERSEAS ANIA, AALBORG, COSTANZA N, and ACS DIAMOND - All
Russian; All Myanmar; Filipino, Italian, and Romanian; Filipino, Indian, Bengalese,
and one Chinese. We were on the second ship a year before last Aug. There was
one Christian on board, a cadet. (See pic. 11 for the Chinese fourth engineer in
the middle, and the Bengalese on the right). Prayed with the Chinese.
LIAN SHENG HU, and FORMOSA ELEVEN - All Chinese; All Chinese. We
were on the first ship last month. (See pic. 12 for some of the crew). Prayed with
them and took the picture. We were on the second ship last Oct. (See pic. 13 for
some of the crew. Captain is on the far right). Prayed with them. (See pic. 14 for
the second engineer and me). He was the only one had shorepass. I took him to
Walmart. He and the pump man are the prospects.
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
Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (1 Pet. 5:14)
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao