I am an evangelist with Open Air Campaigners (OAC Ministries) and I have been working with Seamen’s Christian Friend Society for over 20 years, with the support of my lovely wife, Sue. I consider it a privilege to carry God’s Word to the many seafarers who come into the lovely port of Falmouth. Before being called to this work I had a number of interesting jobs, ranging from meat sales representative to bailiff, and I have always found that taking a respectful and gentle approach is the best way to nurture relationships with strangers. This still holds true in my work with SCFS.
I visit ships in port every week and I try to encourage a faith in Jesus through sharing the Gospel and supporting Christians. Often this simply means being a good listener to seafarers as they share their worries and concerns. I always bring some printed material, DVD discs and gospel information with me as crew members are often hungry for Christian literature. Nowadays I find that an increasing number of seafarers have laptops or tablets, so I direct them to the wide range of information that can be found on seafarersbridge.blogspot.com. In addition, through my connections with OAC Ministry, regular prayer letters are sent to those who wish to receive them.
The Mission to Seafarers’ Cabin in Falmouth is a popular spot. It has phone cards and gives crew members access to free Wi-Fi so that they can keep in contact with their families and friends.
The Cabin’s address is:
The Flying Angel Cabin
May I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who assist this vital ministry through prayer and financial support.