Dear seafarer's friends, 10/10/10 - 10/16/10
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1Co. 1:3)
Our web-link is: www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
2 ships on Sunday:
IKAN SELANGAT, and JIA XING - Filipino, Singaporean, and Chinese; All
Chinese. A revisit on both ships. I took seven seamen, six from the first ship
and one from the second ship to WHCC for worship, Sunday School and
personal evangelism this morning. (See pic. 1 for the whole group in front of
WHCC). Afterward, we went to China Town and Shopping. Chief engineer
from the first ship raised his hand for salvation today.
4 ships on Monday:
SEABOARD PACIFIC, GASCHEM ADRIATIC, YASA BODRUM, and
POS GLORY - Filipino, and Polish; Filipino, German, Latvian, and Ukrainian;
All Turkish; All Chinese. We visited the first ship last Jun. We were on the
third ship last Apr. (See pic. 1 for part of the crew on the ship). They treated
us the Turkish tea. (See pic 2 for part of the mixed crew on the second ship).
Ministered to the Filipino group and prayed with them. A revisit on the last
ship again. We took the chief cook to shopping after he treated us a dinner.
Alfredo Go from Houston's First Baptist Church came and helped the ships'
9 ships on Tuesday:
STOLT SISTO, S. FACIFIC, REBECCA, and YELLOWSTONE - Filipino,
and Russian; Filipino, and Russian; Russian, Ukrainian, and Latvian; Myanmar,
Polish, and South Africa. We visited the second ship a year before last Dec.,
the third ship last Aug., the last ship last Feb. All receptive.
GAN-TROPHY, SINGAPORE STAR, JIA XING, SHI DAI 3, and
RICKMERS SINGAPORE - All Turkish; All Indian; All Chinese; All Chinese;
Romanian, Sri Lanka, Ukrainian, Filipino, and Chinese. There were two
Christians on the second ship, the third engineer and a motorman. (See pic. 2 &
3 for some of the crew). A revisit on the third ship. We were on the fourth ship
two years before last May. (See pic. 4 for part of the crew. The second from
the left is the captain). We prayed with him with the salvation prayer. (See pic. 5
for one of the only two Chinese on the last ship.
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ministry this afternoon..
4 ships on Thursday:
CARRY, ONEGO FIGHTER, CLIPPER STAR, and BW THAMES - All
Turkish; Filipino, and German; Filipino, and Spanish; Filipino, and Indian. There
were two Indian Christians on the last ship, Captain and chief engineer. (See pic.
6 for the Filipino chief cook on the left and the Indian chief mate on the right).
They were all receptive.
4 ships on Friday:
STAR KIRKENES, DORADO LEADER, SELENDANG SARI, and SHI DAI
3 - All Filipino; Filipino, Indian, and Bengalese; Filipino, Indian, and Chinese.
All Chinese. We visited the third ship last Jun. There were three Indian Christians
on board, chief mate, bosun, and one cadet. (See pic. 7, the second one from the
left is the Chinese chief engineer. The third one from the left is the Indian chief
mate). Prayed with them, and they all receptive.
1 ship on Saturday:
JIA LI HAI - All Chinese. (See pic. 8 & 9 for part of the crew. The one the
third from the right on pic. 9 is the captain). We ministered to the crew and the
captain. They had a lot of questions. We answered them from the Scripture.
They were all receptive.
Ying Dau Lu, Jia Lin Sun, James Shao, and Anthony Wu from HCC came and
helped the ministry today.
Mark Malone is the present of Lifeline to Seamen, Inc. and Tony Chao is the
vice present. Please pray for them and their families.
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
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Your brother In Christ Thomas Tao