Welcome to the website of Seaport Ministries. We desire to reach other countries for our Lord Jesus Christ. This ministry is possible by daily boarding ships laden with seafarers from countries around the world.The mission field actually comes to us in our seaports every day.
- Get the Word on every vessel. Into every hand
- Win the seafarers to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
- Disciple them in our C-School correspondence course
- Have them go home, reach their families and their countries
- Be an active member of a bible believing church
- Be trained to plant churches in their countries
Spending time with them and meeting special needs is very effective in getting an open door to share the gospel of salvation found in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The average time a vessel spends in Port is about three days. Some come and discharge or load their freight in a day. Some stay for a week or more. The more time I can spend with a crew the more effective I can be in seeing results from the Word. It seems these seafarers that have such a rough life, extreme working conditions, and long months away from their families, are soft to the Word of God if it is placed in their hands and hearts with compassion and a love for their soul.
God knows and identifies with the life of these seafarer’s in scripture:
Psalm 107:23-30 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. (KJV)
He also provides the remedy for their greatest need:
Psalm 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. But they cannot know unless someone is there to meet them at the dock and deliver the gospel.