Sunday, October 26, 2008

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Father's Song Matt Redman

"Please take care..." and "Sailors living on the sea" - 2 music videos from my friend Donald

Dear friends,
Check out these amazing songs composed by my friend Donald...

Please take care...


1. I pack my luggage this morning,
And I go back to the ship again
And leave the home for long time.

2. And then I tell to my darling
Please take care the children
And love them even without me.

Chorus:
And keep my love to you.
I will always love you.
And missing you the time we have done....
And don't be worry to me
I will always OK.
And I'll come back to you.

3. Please don't forget to send a picture
And message to me.
To know if everything OK.

Chorus:
And keep my love to you.
I will always love you.
And missing you the time we have done.
And don't be worry to me
I will always OK.
And I'll come back to you.

Donald is my friend from the Philippines. He is the cook on board his ship and his contract usually lasts 9 or 10 months.
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Sailors living on the sea.


The work of a sailor is not easy.
Doing the job night and day.
It's hard life in the sea.
But we need to do to bring some money.

Sailors, living on the sea.
Leave the home, sail the world, be free.
Work in the ship for a long long time.
This is the life of a seaman.

Donald's sailor songs

'Chances' by Donald

1. I'm laying the bed in my cabin,
and I think for a while.
Then I dream the past days that happen to me.
Yeah-Yeah-Yeah.

2. When I was a little boy,
We go together with my brother to the sea.
Riding the small boat and catching the fish every day.

3. Then when I grew up,
And I have my own decision in my life.
Doing some bad things, and some good things
sometimes...
Yeah-Yeah-Yeah.

Chorus
But I realise, nothing will happen to me.
So I change my life
and take the chances that the God give to me.

4. And now I can't imagine,
I'm working in the ship, and go the places
That I see only in my dreams, oh-oh-oh.

5. And very soon I go home,
and take my vacation I'll stay at home
for few months and back again the ship,
and leave the home for long time.

Chorus
But I realise, nothing happen to me
So I change my life and take the chances
that the God give to me:
Working in the ship is good for anybody,
But very far at home, and long time to go home.

4. And now I can't imagine,
I'm working in the ship, and go the places
That I see only in my dreams, oh-oh-oh.

5. And very soon I go home,
and take my vacation I'll stay at home
for few months and back again the ship,
and leave the home for long time.

Chorus
But I realise, nothing happen to me
So I change my life and take the chances
that the God give to me:
Working in the ship is good for anybody,

But very far at home, and long time to go home.
But very far at home, and long time to go home.
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'A cook on board' by Donald

1. First day, when I was on board
I get a little bit nervous.
And then the second mate familiarise to me
about all the safety and my duty.

2. Next day I started to work.
Doing my job as a cook on board.
Cleaning the galley, provisions and the pantry.
And preparing the food for the crew on board.

Chorus:
It's hard to be a cook on board.
Sometimes I meet people not so good.
And wake up early in the morning
to prepare the food.
But I love my job as a cook on board.

3. One day I sing in the galley
about the life in the sea.
Very far to home and the family.
But I need to sacrifice to make some money.

Chorus:
It's hard to be a cook on board.
Sometimes I meet people not so good.
And wake up early in the morning
to prepare the food.
But I love my job as a cook on board.
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'My friend in Dana Gothia' by Donald

1. I had a friend, the name is Nasko
He came from in Bulgaria.
I met this guy on board in Dana Gothia.

2. And then I met, Mr. Georghita,
He came from in Romania.
Again I met this guy in Dana Gothia.

Chorus:
We are sailing across the ocean
Sometimes the weather is good,
and sometimes the weather very bad.
But we survive and work as a team in Dana Gothia.
I'm so proud to work these two guys on board.

3. There was a time in Ireland
I meet a guy a reefer man
He has some business to the crew in Dana Gothia.

And then I met brother Colin. He working in Seaman's Mission.
I meet him in Cork on board in Dana Gothia.

Chorus:
We are sailing across the ocean
Sometimes the weather is good,
and sometimes the weather very bad.
But we survive and work as a team in Dana Gothia.
I'm so proud to work this two guys on board.
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Seamen's Christian Friend Society, Cork, Ireland - SCFS

Hello friends, supporters and anyone else who is interested,
Seafarers are often lonely and isolated. Working hard for many months.
Out at sea far from family...
Who cares? Are they 'out of sight and out of mind'?

God loves seafarers, and SCFS chaplains seek to help and befriend them no matter what their religious background.

We are here to help them practically, emotionally and spiritually.
Thank you for caring enough to watch this.

Seamen's Christian Friend Society (SCFS) is an international, non-denominational seamen's mission. It was established in England in 1846 and has a solid reputation internationally in the care of seafarers.

SCFS is a UK Registered Charity and any donations are always welcome.

It is only through the generous support of individuals like you and of churches that SCFS can continue to have Port Missionaries visiting ships each day.


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SCFS - Seamen's Christian Friend Society

Why seafarers are so important for our everyday lives...

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Some general prayer points for seafarers:

1) To be kept safe at sea and to not be mistreated by their superiors.

2) For good working conditions and relationships on board (there is often a division between crew and officers; the vast increase of multi-cultural crews increases the risk of misunderstandings on board...even though everyone is supposed to communicate in English).

3) For the families of seafarers back home.

4) For husbands and wives to remain faithful to each other when so far apart for so long.

5) For port missionaries to be able to help in many different ways and to be able to be a good witness for Jesus.

6) For Christian seafarers to be able to resist temptations and to have God's help daily.

7) For Christian seafarers to be supported by their home churches and to be able to find and meet with other believers on board their ship.
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