Dear seafarer's friends, 11/7/10 - 11/13/10
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
Christ. (Eph. 1:2)
Our web-link is:www.lifelinetoseamen.org
ships visited this week
5 ships on Monday:
SAT NUNKI, HAI CHANG, GHETTY BOTTIGLIERI,
EGRET BULKER, and JENNY N - All Chinese; All Chinese;
All Indian; All Indian; Filipino, and Indian. An initial visit on
the first ship. A third time visit on the second ship. The
second officer seriously grabbed me aside and wanted me to
pray for the ship, for his family and for himself. We prayed
about seven minutes, and I can see he felt relieved. He is a
prospect. His family are all Christians. We visited the third
ship last Nov. There were two Christians on board, chief cook
and general steward. (See pic. 1 for some of the crew). We
prayed together and they were receptive. There was only one
Christian on the fourth ship, the second officer.
6 ships on Tuesday:
STAR EAGLE, LEADER, and LAPIS ARROW - All Filipino;
Filipino, and Indian; Filipino, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian. We
visited the first ship last Jul., the last ship last Sep. All
SAT NUNKI, SIGLOO STAR, and BBC ODER - All
Chinese; Sri Lanka, and Russian; Russian, and Ukrainian. A
revisit on the first ship. (See pic. 2 for the engineers in the
engineer room). (See pic. 3 for Steven ministering to one of
the cadet). (See pic. 4 for another group of evangelization).
(See pic 5 for the captain and Steven). (See pic. 6 for the
chief cook on the left, general steward on the right).
Steven Chao from WHCC came and helped the ship visiting
5 ships on Wednesday:
RUBY STAR, LACANAU, ORIENTAL, IKAN
ALTAMIRA, and OCEAN BELLE - All Indian; Filipino, and
French; Filipino, Romanian, and Greek; Filipino, Chinese,
Singaporean, and Ghanaian; All Chinese. We visited the
second ship last Jul., the third ship a year before last May, the
fourth ship last May. A revisit from last week on the last ship.
There were three Christians on the first ship, captain, general
steward, and electric engineer. (See pic. 7 for the general
steward on the far left, chief engineer on the second from the
right, second cook on the far right). I prayed with them and
took chief engineer to Wal Mart and sent him back. He is a
Hindu and he asked for a Malayalam Bible and I gave him one.
1 ship on Thursday:
NILS B - Ukrainian, and Russian. Receptive.
Alfredo Go from Houston's First Baptist Church and Payton
Huang from WHCC came and joined the ministry today.
Actually we went to take the escort class for their TWIC this
afternoon. So we can bring more people to visit the ships.
10 ships on Friday:
SAN FERNANDO, STOLT GLORY, STOLT SUN, RM
POWER, K. OPAL, LINGE TRADER, and ALAM AMAN II
- All Filipino; All Filipino; Filipino, and Russian; Filipino, and
Romanian; Filipino, and Korean; Filipino, and Ukrainian;
Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, and Malaysian. We visited the
third and the sixth ships both on the last Sep. The second ship
was in a transaction of selling to another company. So, the
entire Filipino crew was switching to a Latvian and Ukrainian
crew. (See pic. 8 for some of the crew on the last ship).
Prayed with them and blessed the crew.
MCT ARCTURUS, STENA CONCERT, and DUBAI STAR
- All Russian; All Indian; Indian, and Bengalese. We visited the
first ship last Aug. We were on the second ship a year before
last Sep. There were five Christians on board, old chief cook,
and new chief cook; old chief cook is going home tomorrow;
an ordinary seaman, an able seaman, and bosun. (See pic. 9
for some of the crew on board). Prayed with them and they
were all responsive.
2 ships Saturday:
IKAN ALTAMINA, and RICKMERS NEW ORLEANS -
Filipino, Chinese, and two Ghanaian; Filipino, Romanian,
Chinese, and Sri Lanka. We were on the first ship last May,
the second ship last Jul. Invited the Chinese seamen to come
church with me tomorrow.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Your brother in Christ Thomas Tao