Improving any society’s workforce is very important, and knowing the steps to take and the benefits derived are keys to its progress, and we at the ‘Sailors’ Society’, are keen to promote our ancho…
Improving any society’s workforce is very important, and knowing the steps to take and the benefits derived are keys to its progress, and we at the ‘Sailors’ Society’, are keen to promote our anchor organisation to every Christian Church in the United Kingdom, and to its value contribution in giving and seeing that seafarers, ship-owners, oil-rig workers, construction ship builders and workers, offshore or onshore individual person or persons gets spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and financial help in their time of need, whatever circumstance may occur.
All maritime trade is the life-blood of the United Kingdom’s economy and industry, for 90% of Britain’s economic activity depends on the oceans of this world. And every year Great Britain imports goods worth 524 billion pounds sterling. The United Kingdom is so dependent on the seas for its growing prosperity, that without organisations such as the ‘Sailors’ Society’ acting as spiritual and physical anchor deterrents the effects on the British economy of this tiny little island, we would personally believe be overwhelming. As the many waters cover the many vast seas and oceans of this world, the ‘Sailors’ Society’ through Chaplain intercessory prayers, drive and passion, and wise counselling are spiritually security committed to patrolling our maritime shores, offering reassurance and wider regional engagement to every seafarer or worker on and off the high seas. Our maritime Christian society’s wider capabilities provide humanitarian assistance; spiritual comfort and counselling as when required just like rescuing seafarers from Tsunami’s.
With the daily increase of more ship vessels being unfortunately used for human or illegal arms, the smuggling of drugs or trafficking immigrants, and the more recent threat of acts of terrorism the Christian ‘Sailors’ Society’ fleet of safe-guarding Chaplain workers, agencies and departments are never more needed right now. With 90% of all world trade that is transported by sea, Great Britain is an island nation that is dependent on its sea trade. Just like our Royal Navy is committed and dedicated to protecting maritime commerce, the ‘Sailor’s Society’ is also fully committed and dedicated to letting the United Kingdom and working in partnership and maintaining its capability with the Body of Christ worldwide know, that we are also committed through prayer and intercession in protecting the 17.3 billion + tonnes of goods, and the 600,000+ jobs directly dependent upon maritime necessitates, that the ‘Sailors’ Society’ is a formidable presence on the global stage.
We at the ‘Sailors’ Society’ have a Christian responsibility to all its seafaring citizens, members, and partners in endeavoring to safeguard all that need our organisations’ humanitarian help, whether it’s spiritual, physical, mental, emotional or financial. As Coastguards and ship vessels carry for their passengers Lifebuoys’ to throw to a drowning person or a crew member falling overboard, these Lifebuoys’ have saved many lives every year. God also has human Lifebuoys’ like the ‘Sailors’ Society’ by means of which perishing sinners are rescued, and all those who have known His saving grace and power have received God’s precious life-line. The ‘Sailors’ Society’ is the Gospel Lifebuoy for all shipwrecked people, for God will’s is for all to be saved, and that no person on planet earth should perish, for He has provided salvation for all. You may be shipwrecked by sin, and sinking under the power of its dark murky waters; and this is the condition of all who are “without Christ and unsaved”. For a ship and a seafarer at sea in a perilous storm knows the value of a good secure anchor. A false or failing anchor means shipwreck and disaster.
We here at the ‘Sailor’s Society’ want to be that steadfast anchor in the stormy seas of seafarer’s lives’. Just as many great ocean liners crossed the seas, week after week, carrying thousands of emigrants from their homes to distant lands, some for the better, and others for the worse we want to help people who daily use or need our organisations’ services to reach their shoreline of safety and protection. As life is compared to a great voyage, a passing or crossing over the sea, from one country to another; God’s Ship of Salvation is the Only One to trust for it is registered in heaven. No other guarantee’s a safe voyage across life’s sea, for God Himself is the Captain of our Salvation, and all the passengers are fully insured against loss on the voyage of eternal life. The chart of which we the ‘Sailors’ Society’ sails’ is God’s Holy Bible in which every port is clearly marked, so there is no danger of running aground on any hidden rock. A safe compass is also a needful part of the seafarers’ outfit, and the Holy Spirit of God is our only safe compass. Everything else is uncertain, and leaves doubt about safety but we at the ‘Sailors’ Society’ are using God’s voice to make sure, that every United Kingdom Church, and every seafarer or seafaring organisation, or onshore or offshore worker regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or age group, or disability has the opportunity to book themselves on God’s good ship of eternal grace, mercy, and love. No other ship has God’s guarantee of Glory, AMEN!!!
© 2016 Daniele Luciano Moskal
DANIELE LUCIANO MOSKAL, aka ‘Badger’of the Bolts Crew (L.T.F.C) meets fellow brother, friend, and bond-servant in Christ, RENTON BAKER, aka ‘The Bishop’ of the ‘Herd’ (Arsenal) at Pinner Baptist Church, 2016.
Badger’s Testimony: A Diamond in the Rough – Badger’s Testimony
Filmed entirely in Luton Town by the award winning ‘Tandem TV’ Christian Company from Hemel Hempstead, Herts, England in 2001. This personal video is the unique and remarkable life-changing testimony of ‘Badger’ of the ‘BOLTS’ Crew (Luton’s first active football hooligan firm).
An ex-football Category ‘C’ hooligan; gang leader; martial arts instructor; professional fashion model; night-club doorman, award-winning photo journalist, and ex- Paratrooper who after 25 years of serious violence & crime following his beloved Luton Town Football Club all over the UK, and fighting rival hooligan firms in the 1970’s & 80’s.
‘Badger’ is now an ordained Minister of the Gospel, Children’s Gospel Entertainer, Author and Publisher of many books all in print, and affectionately known as Evangelist/Pastor – Daniele Luciano Moskal, (The Pen Of A Ready Writer).
Renton Baker’s Testimony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgWUhC1Kq5Q
Former football hooligan testimony – Inspire September 2011 – Renton Baker
A former football hooligan explains his amazing change of heart. By Sandie Shirley
Renton Baker led a double life. A loving, protective father and husband, he also terrorised opposing soccer fans on the terraces. That was until he faced a dramatic challenge at a church funeral: unless his heart was softened, he was on a collision course with hell. From then on there was a new quest to find real peace. Within days Renton bared his soul to a church minister. “I talked to him for four hours about everything I had ever done; as I spoke I felt clean.” That first encounter with God began a life-changing experience that has taken him across the globe to share his faith. “I learnt that my acts of violence were cowardly and love was the way forward – and the real tough guys were those who stood up for their belief and love for Jesus Christ,” says Renton.
His life spiralled out of control when his father, an ex-boxer and soldier, died when he was just 14. It made him bitter and angry. “Once I beat up a cousin when he told me he had a great day fishing with his dad.” Despite the violence as a football hooligan, using baseball bats, knuckle-dusters and ammonia to temporarily blind his victims, he would be concerned for his mother’s welfare as a widow. At 20 Renton was married, and within four years he was the father of three sons. His violence outside the home escalated, causing mental and physical harm to many of his victims.
It reached a crisis point when he planned to kill a man for landing his son in hospital. “It was frightening looking back,” he says. “I felt calm and in control as I planned to ambush him with the help of a friend.” He was saved from murder when his friend led his intended victim to a way of escape. It began a new way of thinking for Renton: “For the first time, something was telling me that I did not want to be angry any more.”
The turning point came at the funeral of his wife’s grandfather, a former church minister. His wife, Wendy, had turned back to God six months previously and was praying for Renton’s heart to change. “I walked into the church feeling naked and exposed as everyone knew about the things I had done.n“Listening to the minister’s words, I heard about this tough man for Jesus who had known God for 72 years. There was a personal challenge when the minister continued: ‘If you cannot be affected by this man’s life you must be so cold and hard-hearted, that you might as well walk into hell now.’”
Renton began a life-changing path, but a year later his youngest son asked him to help retrieve £2,000 inheritance money that he had lent to a cocaine addict. For a brief moment Renton’s rage spilled. The police were already at the scene when he was armed with a knife to fight for his son’s rights. Renton was charged with the attempted murder of a policeman and his intended victim. “The charges were built up on some very dangerous and false statements and they were eventually dropped to lesser charges at the beginning of my crown court trial,” recalls Renton.
Disappointment at his failure became a divine re-appointment. Sitting in a prison cell immediately after the event, he promised God he would never do anything like it again. During the court case the judge ordered a two-year suspended prison sentence rather than send him to jail. “God intervened. I witnessed the power of answered prayer. I should never have had bail, let alone be given my freedom. “God is good all the time – full of grace and mercy. Nothing we can do will stop God loving us,” says Renton whose friend committed his life to God three days after the astonishing court ruling.
Today, Renton is a man with a huge heart for God. Building site colleagues refer to him as “the bishop” as he unashamedly shares his faith story. He also takes the platform for his Saviour at prisons, school and men’s meetings across the UK and travels all over the world as an evangelist for Avanti Ministries and Tough Talk.
“This may be my story but it is Jesus’ testimony of grace.”
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