Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October Calendar:

"Pray for good news opportunities in Kiel. Pray for the church in Split as they seek to build on the impact of the Logos Hope in Croatia."

We have been studying the book of Nehemiah. Pray that God will enable us to be re-builders of the wall of truth in the midst of all the ruin in modern cultures.

"Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Reparier of broken walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." ISA 58:12

Pray for Hope to be restored to Europe.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007


- Today the Captain showed me copies of the Tonnage Certificate and Certificate of Registry.

- The Corporate Service team and several from Hotcat were in the engine room today helping to clean. Others were helping the deck team to lash things down.

- We prayed for the Stability book and for our readiness for the Port State inspection.

- I noted a few ship yard workers in the engine room finalizing their insulation project

- Tonight several will go to Split the hand out flyers advertising the international cafe in Split this Saturday night. A team from the Logos Hope will be there to help by putting on a special dance programme. This team will continue in ministry here for several days.

At the Lunch time devotions I read the following extract from the Doulos Port Report – Genova Italy. (December 29th 1977 to February 28th 1978:

“ How mercifully God kept his hand of protection on this fragile project! Almost all of the ships safety certificates were expiring, and there were those who were prophesying that repairs on the vessel would cost a small fortune. Where would the crew come from? Right after the purchase there was hardly any money on hand. What would it take to get the ship through her surveys? We only knew that God had given us a tremendous sense in our hearts that he had brought us this far and would not forsake us now!!” – George Miley

We read Isaiah 40:28 "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint."

We appreciate the way that you're standing with the team here and we recognize that we still live with much uncertainty as we take this journey of faith together towards the future. We have been studying through the book of Nehemiah and have been encouraged by his words: "the gracious hand of my God was upon me!" We have this sense for the Logos Hope project and for the ship ministry at this time.

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October prayer diary:

"Pray for the voyage of Logos Hope to Kiel. Pray for us as we travel ahead to Kiel and help prepare for the arrival of the ship. Praise God for His leading and grace."

Ann and Esther are in London. I will see them on the 8th November. We will be on the Logos 2 together on 14th November.

Yesterday we met as a leadership team here and rescheduled the departure goal for the Logos Hope to Saturday 3rd November. We still wait for the Stability book and we have to have a Port State inspection of the ship before leaving. Thursday is a religious holiday in Croatia. Keep praying for the breakthroughs.

Monday, 29 October 2007

Logos 2 in Kiel - Hope for the hurting

Hope for the Hurting People
The sight of a young lady lying in pain on a roadside in Kiel led crew to approach in concern. “We’ve already called an ambulance,” said the girl’s friends, waving them away, but the crewmembers felt compelled to stay. “We’re not standing here because it’s a spectacle,We want to stay and pray for her.” This unusual gesture caught the attention of the group, and after they had ensured their friend’s safe transportation to a local hospital, some accepted the invitation to come on board for a cup of coffee. As they conversed, the pain and hurt experienced in these young people’s lives, including the recent injury of their friend, her latest of three suicide attempts, moved crew to offer to pray for them. “We don’t believe in God,” they responded sceptically, but eventually agreed. As Annette asked God to heal their friend and to impact their lives, they were deeply touched. “What a beautiful prayer!” one young man exclaimed. Crew hope that through their day-to-day influence in this community, God will continue to reveal Himself to its hurting people.

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October Prayer Diary at the beginning of this month:

"Pray for Esther as she studies through correspondence and pray for God to lead more teachers to join us to work with the students. Pray for Claire Moxam as she sets up the school for LH."

The Logos Hope Accadamy is now closed for the voyage and will open again on the 30th November. We praise God for the large gift from England to help set up the school. When the ship arrives in Kiel, the children will have a holiday club on Logos 2 while teachers and parents set up schools and cabins on Logos Hope

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Team that Cleaned The Logos Hope Engine Room

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October Prayer Diary

"Pray for a revelation of His righteousness to flow across Europe and break through the barriers to the gospel. Pray for courage to share good news in the right way."

Pray that as we abide in Christ that he will bring fruit in the lives of many that we connect with in Kiel. Pray for these final preparations to sail.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

A view from the Logos Hope

Prayer Diary,

We wrote in our October Prayer Diary:

"Thank God for the way that he has brought people to be a part of the team here and for the work already completed on the ship. Praise God for the grace to take one step at a time."

Some people are leaving. Some are arriving to sail the vessel. Today P.J. Thomas from Singapore arrives to help the team of deck officers. Two engineers from the Faeroe Islands arrive too. This is an answer to prayer as we now have the crew to sail the vessel.

Yesterday, Mike worked in the engine room to help clean. It was tiring work but a joy to see the team working together. We will have a port state inspection before sailing. Pray for the gracious guiding hand of our sovereign God to lead in each step to prepare for sailing.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October Prayer Diary:

"Pray for special seasons of refreshing form the Lord that as we drink rivers of living water will flow through our lives in blessing to others. Praise God for His presence."

For the next few days it will be "All hands on Deck" as we clean the engine room, lash and pack down loose items and continue with the work that that needs to be done to prepare for the voyage. Pray for:

  • Stability Book to be finalised and arrive from Lloyd's in Denmark
  • Certificates to arrive from Faroe Islands
  • Lube oil to arrive to arrive in time from Germany

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Esther at school

Esther at school

Some Leaders

Lloyd Nicholas (Project Director), Captain Dirk Colenbrander, Mike Hey (Director), Bernd Gulker (CEO OM Ships), Johannes Thompsen (Technical Manager)

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October Prayer Calendar:

"Please write a note to share your prayer requests. Our vision for the Logos Hope is to see thousands transformed by Good News as they visit the ship in the years ahead."

Praise God that the Survey work is almost completed. Yesterday the Lloyd's auditor approved the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) certificate for the Logos Hope. Praise the Lord for another little step. He also approved the Internatinal Safety Management (ISM) certificate in principle. Some documents need to be received from The Faroes Marine Authority (FMA) before this can be finalised.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

The Logos Hope

We are working longer hours over the next few days in order to get the ship ready for sailing next week. Pray for those cleaning the engine room and lashing furniture.

Greetings From Friends in Croatia

Hi Mike, Ann & Esther,
Thank you again for your hospitality and fellowship last friday. We enjoyed very much, our time with you all.
Thanks also for the many individual lives you have touched and your encouragement to the churches in Split.
As you and your staff of Logos Hope leave Croatia today to begin the next stage of your ministry, may this verse encourage you all.
" Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. " Isaiah 43:1-2
Have also received your report. Thanks. Let's continue to keep in touch. God willing, we look forward to visit Logos Hope.

Prayer Diary

This is what we wrote in our October prayer calendar:

"Pray that the mentoring and coaching culture will develop intentionally. Pray for the quality of our leadership at every level will build a more effective ministry in the future."

Tonight Ann and Esther fly to London and I move on to the ship. Pray that they will be a great encouragement to many and that Esther will be able to get through her studies in a good way.

As we prepare for sailing, there is still much to do to lash down furniture and other items. Pray for strength and wisdom in all the work.

The ISM auditor form Lloyd's register is on board today. Pray for good outcomes and that we will be able to receive interim certificates.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


The Logos Hope Project was born out of a vision to see everyone in a million touched with good news. It is born out of a vision to have a greater capacity for ministry. As the Logos Hope project has continued over the last three years, leaders in OM ships have been taking steps to shape the vision of the ministry. One of our main priorities has been to build leadership capacity. Since the end of last year a small leadership team has been working together with other leaders in OM ships to prepare for the future for the Logos Hope Vision.

There are three priorities that shape the design of the vessel, the way we are organized and how we will do ministry. We have built our leadership of the ministry around these priorities:

  1. To share the good news
  2. To sustain a healthy, vibrant community on board
  3. To develop a network of partner relationships

These ministry priorities are supported by another three areas of leadership and management focus:

  1. Operation of the vessel
  2. Hotel and catering
  3. Business management

Graham Jack from England leads what is known as the Logos Hope Public Ministries Division. This is at the heart of our vision. Everything we do is in the context of the good news. Our desire is that the good news will be shared clearly and that it will be seen in the way we live and in how we serve needs around the world. Recently I asked Graham a question. What is your concept and approach to ministry?

He replied, "In a sentence, pray hard, network with onshore leaders, listen hard, focus preparations and ministry around outcomes not output, seek to be relational, hospitable and intentional in all we do rather than hiding behind programme and performance – make sure God get’s the glory.”

In the next few months in Kiel we will be building an environment on the Logos Hope that will maximize our opportunity to provide quality experience of good news for every person who visits. Under Graham’s leadership we bring together the Book Fair, the visitor experience, the advance preparation for the ship visits to different ports, and teams that will bring help through practical aid, bring hope to those that visit the ship and others onshore, and bring knowledge through the Book Faire and various on board and on shore events.

Our second priority is the community on board. Good News is found in the hearts of people. As one of our leaders said earlier this year, "The message is written in our hearts." We have a vision to provide an environment on Logos Hope for a greater capacity to help people grow. As we invest in the community it will produce greater effectiveness in touching every one in a million with the gospel. When people walk on board the Doulos or Logos 2 today they often remark of the profound impact that the community has had in their lives.

Everyone who lives on board will be part of the Logos Hope community. We have organized our leadership here under a division called Personnel Ministries Division. HanTeck Goh, from Singapore is building a team that will be focused on leading the community towards greater health, personal growth and opportunities to be effective together in our witness to the gospel. Under his leadership we bring together personnel management, training, community events and life as well as member care and leadership development.

Our third priority is to work with a network of global partners. Another leader in ships said, "We cannot do it for the church we must do it with the church." Our vision is for partners around the world to take advantage of the Logos Hope environment as a place to participate in bringing good news to the nations.

We call this third division the Partner Ministries Division. Brian Esterhuizen from South Africa will give leadership to this on board division and help us provide hospitality to on-board guests, enable short-term vision team to come for two to three weeks of ministry with us, and partner with local volunteers. He will help us build a network of partners around the world with a goal to be fully funded, fully staffed and prayed for continuously.

The Logos Hope is about building our capacity for the good news, for community life and our capacity to work more effectively with our partners. We hold these goals as interdependent outcomes for greater capacity in touching everyone in a million.

Three other divisions provide a platform for these ministry priorities.

The vessel management is organized under what is known as the Marine Operations Division. This includes the deck and engine departments. Our Captain, Dirk Colenbrander gives leadership to this division. Today, he is working with a volunteer crew and the project team to prepare the Logos Hope to sail from Croatia. This includes the training of the crew and that we meet maritime regulations for sailing.

Gian Walser, from Switzerland gives leadership to the 5th division which is called Hotel and catering (HOTCAT). This was formerly known as the stewards department. However because of the nature of the ministry priorities we recognize the need to give clear leadership to providing accommodation for the community and guests and at the same time ensure that our catering and cleaning services are able to meet the high demands of the ministry.

The sixth division is called Corporate Service Division and under the leadership of Steve Packwood, from England they are responsible to provide good business management in finance, travel, administration, management of spaces on board, IT an multimedia services.

The Logos Hope Leadership Team of seven has been working together of the last few months to develop outcomes for the Logos Hope ministry. We have been building leadership teams and management structure for these on board divisions.

When the Logos Hope arrives in Kiel and we move into the Outfit Phase, the Logos hope project will continue to be a central focus as we prepare the vessel for future ministry. The project becomes in a sense the seventh division during the outfit phase. Gian Walser coordinates and leads the management of outfit works on board under the leadership of Lloyd Nicholas.

We are preparing for the arrival of the Logos Hope in Kiel and for the transfer of the Logos 2 community to the Logos Hope. While we continue with the project work and have project workers from around the world join us, we hope to continue the witness that the Logos 2 team has begun alongside the churches of Kiel. We also hope to be able to welcome partners on board for tours of the vessel.

Our first responsibility is to operate the vessel safely, securely and in keeping with maritime regulations. Our second responsibility is to complete the out fit work and sail into ministry. Our first reason for the Logos Hope is share the Good News. Our second reason is to invest in people as they share the good news and the third is to partner with the church to build greater synergy for the good news.



Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October prayer letter:

"Pray for Ann as she mentor sand counsels members of the team and disciples new believers.
Pray for wisdom and discernment as we invest in others."

Today, we are packing up the flat that we have lived in for several months here in Croatia. Children have not been able to live on the ship in the ship yard because of safety. All the families will be able to move on board in Kiel, north Germany. If everything (That's alot) goes according to plan the ship should arrive in Kiel around the 16th November.

Thank God for the way that he has provided this beautiful place here in Croatia to do the refit of the ship.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Pray for Ann and Esther's time in the the U.K. Esther will continue correspondence studies. Ann will connect with OM's South East London Fellowship and they will both try and get across London to visit family and church in Alperton. Mike will be on board the Logos Hope until sailing and then he will travel to the Logos 2 in Kiel.

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October prayer diary:

"Pray for Mike as he leads the community and helps develop an environment that will encourage personal growth for everyone and maximizes our strengths together."

Mike spoke at the morning service yesterday on being forgiven. It was a joy to have Manfred Schaller with us for the day. Manfred is on the Board for the ship ministry. We value his friendship and support to our leadership at this time.

Today we begin another week of preparations for sailing. We thank God for the team on board. It is cold and windy in Trogir just now. We have no heating on board. Pray for the engineers as they try to install piping to ensure we have some heating. This will also be helpful in Kiel.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October prayer diary:

"Pray that Christ in us will shine among our friends
here in Croatia. Praise God that our neighbors have
been attending the Sunday services on the ship. Pray that they will see Christ. "

Pray that as our neighbors, read the literature that we have given that they will experience the life transforming power of Christ.

Today, Mike is speaking at the Service on board the ship. He will speak on Luke 5:17 - 26.

We bring people to Jesus because he has the authority to forgive. A forgiven person experiences healing and life attitude is transformed. Everyone needs to be forgiven!

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Logos Hope

The Logos Hope is a vision for the WORD to transform lives around the world.

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October prayer calendar:

"Pray as we study through the book of Nehemiah. Pray that we gain insight from the word of God that will apply to our walk today. Pray for good team work in this time"

  • Pray for the Stability book to be ready. It is an essential document for calculating various aspects of stability and load on the ship
  • Pray the the audits for safety (ISM) and security (ISPS) will result in the appropriate certificates
  • Pray for the teams that are lashing down furniture on the ship.
  • Pray for the finance we need to sail

Community Living


Revelation of righteousness

The gospel is a revelation of God’s righteousness. This righteousness is a gift to His people. We are called to be holy. Our life and service as a community must reflect this. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ”. (Titus 2:11-13) We have been given the capacity to choose righteousness by the grace of God.

Relationship of love

The gospel is a demonstration of the love of God. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Community life is defined by the love of the Father. Our behaviour is to be governed by love. Love is willing to sacrifice for the best interest of the other person even if they do not deserve it.

Responsibility as individuals in community

We are responsible to live out the principle of righteousness and relationship in a way that builds one another up, draws us closer to God and enables us to witness fruitfully. “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:15 -16)

Friday, 19 October 2007

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October prayer calendar:

"Pray for Michelle as she invests in the lives of other teens. Pray that she will
know His grace and strength and that she will have many opportunities to share her faith with others."

We are looking forward to have Michelle and her boyfriend, Dan join us for a few weeks over Christmas. We thank God for the support and encouragement that Michelle receives from friends and church in Australia.

Yesterday the engineers fixed a generator that had a major problem. We pray that as they test is that it will be useful especially on the voyage. It will eventually need to be replaced. We have 3 generators for power supply on the Logos Hope.

Last night we had a great time of prayer for Europe. "Father reveal your purpose and lead us in your ways."

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Leaders who meet for prayer before the daily work begins
Praying together at 07:30 this morning. Pray for for the Lloyd's surveyor to be able to come today and check areas that are now ready for sailing. Pray for the ISM Auditor to be able to arrive next week and that we will be ready for the Audit. Pray for the Stability book that is needed for sailing to be delivered on time from Lloyds. Pray for safety as we work towards the goal of sailing on the 31st October.

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our October Prayer Calendar:

"Pray for the Logos 2 in Kiel. Pray that we will be a catalyst for the good news
in the city and the region. Pray for Kevin Boyce as he
leads the Logos 2 community."

This morning Ann meets with the wives from Logos Hope for a time of fellowship and study. Mike meets with the Logos Hope project leaders here each morning at 07:30 for prayer. We read a few verses from the book of Nehemiah each day. Yesterday we read "Next to him" several times as we reflected on how they worked together to complete the task of rebuilding the wall.

Tonight we meet for prayer as a community of 160 people. Our plan is to focus on what God is doing in Europe - unless He interrupts with another agenda.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Esther with her teacher and school friends

We thank God for the Logos Hope Academy and the encouragement that it is to Esther to study with others. They have fun together every day.

Janet Porter

It was an encouragement to have Janet Porter from Adelaide serve with us for 5 months.

Book Review

"Living as people of Hope"

by Jeff Fountain

1. Who can predict what will happen in Europe in the 21st century.
2. Where is hope? The overwhelming sense of the 20th-century was one of despair because of the world wars and depressions.
3. What is the message that people hear today?

-- Christians have little hope to offer Europe in the 21st century because they are seen to be absorbed with the end of the age and an eschatology of gloom and doom, I often see a weakened and dis-united Church. The message is seen as being irrelevant for today.

10 prerogatives for Europe:

1. We need to asked what is God's will for Europe?

2. We should reject the enemies disinformation.

3. We must recognize what God has done in the past.

4. We should admit honestly past sins and mistakes of the people of God in Europe.

5. We need to look at what God is up to today.

6. We have to face up to the truth about the present. Europe is a continent that is particularly guilty of deliberately suppressing knowledge of God, and has become a desperately needy mission field.

7. We must rediscover the gospel of the kingdom for Europe. The good news about the reconciliation of all things, through Christ work on the cross, applies to every sphere of life affected by Satan: family life, church life, governmental affairs, business and economics, education, arts and entertainment, law and health, sports and so on.

8. We ought to embrace our responsibility and roll to be salt and light in the world.

9. We need to transplant the church into the cultures of the 21st century

10. It is imperative that we synergise! God does not give the full picture to any one group or denomination or stream; in order to regain full vision, we need to be in proper relationship with other parts of the body of Christ, leading to partner together towards the building of the kingdom -- locally, nationally and throughout the continent.

Prayer Diary

We wrote in our prayer diary:

"We hope to sail at the end of the month. We can have only 86 sail for this first voyage as we will have a one voyage certificate.
The Passenger Ship Safety Certificate will be obtained in Kiel."

The Lloyd's auditor has approved several areas for preparation for sailing. We are still waiting for some documentation. Keep praying for safety in all the work and for us to be ready for the external ISM (International Safety Management) audit next week.

We thank God for the team on board and for the way that they are working together to prepare for sailing.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

On the Logos Hope Prayer wall
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Logos Hope at 9am this morning
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In the Prayer Room on Logos Hope
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Prayer Diary

We wrote in our prayer diary:

"Pray for Ann today as she mentors and counsels members of the team and disciples new believers. Pray for wisdom and discernment as we invest in others."

Tonight, we meet in Bible study groups. The small groups in the ship community form the heart of the life on board. A high priority for us is to support the small group leaders as they facilitate the health and growth of the community.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Spiritual leadership identity and influence

The identity and influence of a Spiritual leader

  1. Sonship - we belong to the Father, have significance in the Son, and capacity to serve in the power the Holy Spirit.
  2. Servant -- if we start here we could soon burnt out in leadership. However if we begin with Sonship and we serve out of the resource that we find in our intimacy with God then our capacity to lead is enhanced.
  3. Shepherd - we care for the well-being of God's people and seek to provide an environment for their growth and to lead them through the experiences of life in a way that they can participate in the purpose of God more fully.
  4. Soldier -- leadership and management requires discipline. This will be evident in our relationships, our work and our witness.
  5. Steward -- we need to be responsible for the resources that ultimately belong to God. Leadership and management involve good stewardship of these resources.
  6. Significance -- as leaders and managers we treat everyone with respect and value them as being significant to God as members of his family and citizens of his kingdom.
  7. See -- we need to learn to catch vision from God and to see what he is doing so that we can help people embrace his purpose. So prayer and the word are central to Spiritual leadership
  8. Struggler – God has not finished with us yet. We are still a bunch of ragamuffins in need of daily grace to grow in maturity and effectiveness.
  9. Sign of Grace – All true spiritual leadership flows out of the grace of God at work in our lives.
  10. Sovereignty of God – we recognise that the work and the people belong to God. He is at the centre and His hand guides us towards His purpose.
  11. Student – Spiritual leaders are life long learners who are able to interpret their experiences so that they add value to their vision for the future
  12. Seasons – healthy leadership identity leads to good succession planning and a recognition of the seasons of life influence. This is not limited to his leadership position.
  13. Sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit – without the leading of the Holy Spirit we tend to control and command instead of guiding and governing in a way that He gives the lead
  14. Sense – Good management makes sense of the situation and finds practical ways forward
  15. Synergy – Working with the team and harnesses the strengths together to accomplish shared purpose

Prayer Calendar

We wrote in the October prayer calendar:

"Pray for the ISM Audit and the ISPS audit. These are to prepare us for safety and security of our
systems on the ship. They are needed for sailing. Pray for discipline as we prepare."

Today John Seaman began the ISM internal audit in preparation for the external Audit next week. The Lloyd's Surveyor was on board today and passed a number of items in preparation for sailing. Thank you for praying.

We invite you to join us on this journey of faith


Please let us know if you visit our blog. We are on a journey of faith. On the Logos Hope and Logos 2 we are studying through the book of Nehemiah in the Bible.

God gave Nehemiah a vision to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. When he heard the report he responded in prayer and then gave leadership to the initiative. He faced opposition but kept focused on the task that God had given to him. Through His leadership the people were led to see that a spiritual rebuilding needed to be done in their lives as they built the wall around the city and around the temple that had been rebuilt in response to the prophetic encouragement by Haggai and Zechariah several years earlier.

Many of us have built our temples of worship to God but the walls of our lives are still in a ruin because of the influence the world around us and the attacks of Satan. It is time for us to rebuild those ruins so that our strength is found in our identity in Christ and the strongholds of the enemy are broken. The walls of God’s protection will surround us so that his purpose triumphs over deception and defeat. We learn about prayer, worship, repentance, discipline, leadership, conflict and struggles. We see God’s sovereign purpose for his chosen people unfold through the pages of this practical handbook for a missional community.

“Oh Lord God of Heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and obey His commands, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants the people of Israel.” Nehemiah 1:5,6.

What if we really believed the work is God’s and that breakthroughs come from Him alone. Would this not radically impact our prayer life and move us to greater depth in worship, intercession, confession and steps of faith to rebuild the walls of protection around the people of God.

Logos 2 in Kiel, Germany

The Logos 2 is in Kiel. The community on board is working with the churches of Kiel to connect with the city and bring a message of transformation. Our goal is for the Logos Hope to leave Trogir on the 31st October. May hundred of details need to come together. Pray that the gracious hand of God will guide us forward.


Each week we have an informal forum to connect on issues to help shape and strengthen the Logos Hope vision. We have been focusing on Leadership and management.

Management is... what I do with task and process to accomplish a goal with people.

Leadership is... How I inspire, invest in and influence people towards a vision of a better future.

In our previous week’s discussion we talked about aspects of leadership and management that we would like to focus on. This week as a group, we identified three key areas to focus on for improvement:

1. Communication

2. Organization and administration

3. Mentoring

Today, we received news that our proposed manning for the Logos Hope has been accepted by the Faroes Marine Authority. This means that we have enough crew to sail the ship at the end of this month. This week surveys are taking place to enable us to obtain the necessary certificate for this first voyage.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Preparing to sail

The Logos Hope community is growing. Today 140 people live on board. Some have come from the Logos 2. Families still live on shore. We are now preparing the ship to sail to Kiel in Germany. We thank God for the crew that is coming together and for the work that has been accomplished here. We sense that His gracious Hand has led us through many challenges and now we are moving towards the next phase of preparing the ship for ministry. We have begun studying through the book of Nehemiah as a community.