Words from Alan Offord who faithfully served as voluntary Chaplain for the seamen's Christian Friend Society in Falmouth until the Lord called him home in 2019.
"I consider it a privilege to carry God's Word to the many seafarers who come into the lovely port of Falmouth.
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.
May I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who assist this vital ministry through prayer and financial support."
The Cabin's address is:
The Flying Angel Cabin
Alan served the Lord faithfully for many years in Falmouth through S.C.F.S and O.A.C. Ministries. In his absence we are praying for a new servant to carry the gospel message onto merchant ships in the Lords name. Should you or your fellowship be interested in getting involved in this Christian ministry please contact S.C.F.S. Headquarters by phone on 02895217770 or by email to email@example.com for more information.