I am Jaeguen Bae and welcome to the Dublin Port page for Seamen's Christian Friend Society. Kathy and I began our work here as the Dublin Port Chaplains at the beginning of February 2012 and it has been our honour and privilege to serve in this ministry to Seafarers ever since.
Ships visit Dublin Port regularly and this provides a wonderful opportunity for us to fulfill our desire to help Christ’s church to grow on the oceans and to see sailor fellowships strengthened. I find it fascinating that in the past many Irish missionaries travelled to other countries to spread the word of Christ. These days the world is coming to us and I am excited about this new mission field.
An important, indeed vital part of our role is to provide social help to the seafarers we meet, but our ultimate goal is to lead them to Jesus Christ by sharing God’s love and grace. We have started weekly Bible studies with seamen on board a number of vessels and we encourage them to share God’s Word with their fellow seafarers and to build a church at sea through their shared fellowship.
Every day as the world comes to our shores we long to see the number of churches on the oceans grow. But we cannot do this alone! We need a team of helpers who will stand behind us prayerfully and practically in various ways. As the Lord has promised in Matthew 18:20:
“Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
So, will you ‘come together’ with us as we start on this new venture for the Kingdom?
If you are a seafarer and would like to contact me for friendship or a visit when your ship comes to Dublin, then please contact me at this email address: email@example.com
God Bless and thank you for visiting this page