|Happy sailors with their new Bibles|
Below you will find a thank you note from seafarer's evangelist Guus Peters, which shows that practical help will result in spiritual blessings.
"Again, thank you very much for your generous donation towards the sailors on board of the ships that are being held in the port of Gent, Belgium.
There is good news: seventeen of the twenty-two crew members have been able to go home with their salaries. Christian Roos from ITF (International Transport Workers Federation), which is the international union of seafarers, has done a great job. There are five more man still on board of the two ships. The owner of the ships has been put under a lot of pressure, also to provide food for the men.
I want to thank you very much on behalf of the sailors and my dear colleague Ann van der Sijpt from Stella Maris in Gent for your fantastic help.
There is also spiritual fruit: Three of the sailors wanted to know more about the gospel and I was able to explain several things and handed them Bibles in the Russian language."