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Website: www.captainswriting.com and eastcapemarineservices.com
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I am John De Silva, and I was born in post independent era of Ceylon as Sri Lanka was known then. I had my secondary education at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo. My Alma Mater is a leading catholic school in the country. I had my baptism in writer-ship under the watchful eyes of my English teacher Rev. Fr. Marcelline Jayakody, who was a versatile writer and a national literary figure I am a Master Mariner ( Merchant ship captain) by profession. I joined the Merchant Navy as an officer cadet in December, 1973 and have a sea service of nearly thirty years. I obtained the Master Mariner certificate, which is the highest sea-going qualification in December, 1989 and have been in command of ships, since then. Not much writing, except for personal correspondences was done, during the earlier days of my seafaring. Memories, we either cherish or lament over, become the ingredients, source or material in story writing. They create the necessary milieu and persuade one to pen –down for one’s own pleasure and satisfaction and those endowed with the talent of story writing or narrating life experience with eloquence take the next step and put them together to come in book form. As result of the above, my foray, “Through Deep Waters” was written and published in April, 2008. The second book - “Sounds of Many Waters”, is being published by Dorrance Publishing. The book is expected to be published in September, 2009. In my work, I include relevant scriptures to go with certain stories, and my intention is to pass on God’s messages to the reader. Also, I convey messages to the reader, through my books. The messages are through my experiences. The experiences, which includes extremely dangerous ones that, I have had, specially, whenever I ignored or went against Gods words. My fourth book, still to be completed and named, covers a full story and have high lighted Psalm 49:20 and Psalm 91:14. My family and I migrated to the United States in December 2008, and we live in New York. My prayer is “ God help me and use me “ through my writing to change the heart of even one person, the same way it was done to me, and my will has been answered.
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12/09/09 Your Work Matters To God 631 Free to Share
11/20/09 Redemption 520 For Sale
10/29/09 Deceit In The Name Of Salvation 479 For Sale
10/13/09 God and Your Work 421 Free to Share
10/03/09 Improvidence and Corruption in Somalia 598 For Sale
09/29/09 Ask and Thou Shall Receive 896 Free to Share
09/18/09 Where Is Our Home? 636 For Sale
09/11/09 It's a Miracle 608 Free to Share
09/11/09 The Search and The Delivery 484 Free to Share
08/30/09 Doors Are Always Open 457 Not For Sale
08/21/09 You Can Begin Again 590 Not For Sale
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12/09/2009 Your Work Matters To God
11/20/2009 Redemption
11/03/2009 Deceit In The Name Of Salvation
10/31/2009 Doors Are Always Open
10/27/2009 The Search and The Delivery
10/20/2009 Ask and Thou Shall Receive
10/15/2009 Where is Our Home?
10/13/2009 It's a Miracle
10/12/2009 You Can Begin Again