Sunday, 30 March 2008

For those who wanted a more recent photo - December 2007


Last night we had a celebration to look back over the last few years and to see God's faithfulness in the project. It was on March 29th in 2004 during a day of prayer that we decided to purchase the Norrona 1. Today, we have a community of 360 on board from over 40 nations. Volunteers from around the world continue to join us. We have 116 project workers on baord today. Work is being done on the flooring of Deck 4. This is the main experience deck for visitors to the ship. The Staff lounge on deck 7 is taking shape. Mare cabin space is being completed and there are many other tasks being finished to prepare the ship for the future.

This weekend we hosted a group of 55 teenagers. Last night 12 of them responded to a simple word and chose faith in Christ.

Last week we met Josko from Croatia. He had come to faith through the time the Logos Hope was there. He is working at a ship yard here in Kiel. He has been on board again today and it is such an encouragement to catch up and to see how God has been working in his life.

Continue to pray that lives will be transformed by Christ as people visit the Logos Hope. Around 240 people attended the Open Ship event last Friday night.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Getting the Chillers into the Engine room

Praise God for the engineers and silled workers who have joined the team.

Mike, President of the State and the Captain

On the Bridge

In the Gally preparing a good curry

Praise God for the international flavour to food on board

Snow at last

Many were excited to see a little snow in Kiel

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Arrival of the group from India


Pray that doors will open as we prepare for the following schedule:

ETD Kiel (Germany) Thursday, 29th May
ETA Landskrona (Sweden) Thursday, 29th May
Preperation work (prior to dry dock) Friday, 30th May – Sunday, 1st June (3 days)
Dry dock Monday, 2nd June – Thursday, 12th June (11 days)
Layup time after dry dock Friday, 13th June – Sunday, 15th June (3 days)
ETD Landskrona Monday, 16th June
ETA Koge (Denmark) Monday, 16th June

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Logos Hope

We thank God for the engineers and trades people that He has give to us over the years in OM ships. In Exodus 31:3 it says of Bezalel, “and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of craft –“ God has given a team of engineers and trades people at this time who are called to serve practically. He has filled them with His Holy Spirit and with skill, ability and knowledge in engineering and to plan and lead the replacement and installation of the generator.. When we see all the work being done we see the need for His presence in the work being done .

The tabernacle was a place of worship where the community of God encountered His presence and became known as the people of His Name. The Logos Hope is a place for a growing international Christian community to worship God. This worship is expressed in many practical tasks that enable us to operate the vessel and complete the engineering and outfit works needed for the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate. This work prepares the vessel for future ministry. We need more worshippers who are skilled to enjoy God’s presence by serving through welding, carpentry, plumbing and with other skills.

Moses prayed, “If you are pleased with me , teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you…..” God then said to Moses, “ My presence will go with you!” (Exodus 33:13,14) Our desire is for the presence of God to permeate every aspect of our leadership, management, service and witness with the Logos Hope. We often feel our limitations, especially in the face of uncertainties about the future. Even though we develop plans, we do not want to take steps into the future without His pervading presence in every aspect of the Logos Hope ministry. Pray that we will be known as the people of His presence and power. Without Him there is no Good News! As we look to the future we look for the presence of Christ.

“ If your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all other people on the face of the earth?” (Exodus 33:15 – 17)

Progress with the work

Today, the flooring for deck four will be loaded. This is the experience deck where thousand will walk every day. Pray for those laying the floor in the next few weeks.

We had many visitor over the Easter break. Pray that the Good News will bear fruit in their lives.

Angels in the Snow

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Making Angels

Esther and her friend making angels in the snow.
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Ann spoke at a women's breakfast on board earlier this year. Praise God for the opporunities to point people to Jesus.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Esther at School

The Blue box

Esther and her friend enjoyning the snow at the Blue Box. This is the place where all visitors must sign in before baording the ship. It is a requirment of local authorities for us to have this manned 24 hours a day.
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Ann in the cabin

Ann has had the flu for the last three days. She is slowly recovering and and catching up on Email in our cabin.

Easter was a blessing for many people on board. One highlight was the Sunday Service on Deck 9 at 6am. It has been raining for the last week but on Sunday morning the sky was blue and we watched the sun rise as we worshipped and delared the truth of His ressurrection. We now know his power, presence and have the promise of His return.
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Monday, 17 March 2008

Lloyd, Mike & George on the Bridge

Community Night in the Hope Theatre

Logos Hope Photo


What happened yesterday:

8am - Breakfast with Friends who had driven overnight to visit the ship.
10am - Worship Service
11.30 - Open Cabin with many guests visiting
12:30 - Lunch with several guests
13:30 - Study and preparation for the week
15:30 - Time with Esther
17:30 - Supper with several Ship people and project workers
18:30 - Mentoring one of the couples on board
19:30 - Birthday for one of the young people on board
20:30 - Prayer walk
21:30 - Listen to a message on MP3
Esther with her friend Adelaide

We thank God for the arrival of the group from India. They will be with us for 2 years.

Saturday, 15 March 2008


It is a joy to have the people from India on board. Today we took them for a walk in the town. Last week at the Open Ship event one lady asked for prayer becase at a time of Crisis she had had a vision of Jesus.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008


Ann was in London on Sunday to speak at meetings there. She was due to return today but missed a connection in Amsterdam. She should arrive tomorrow.

Today 9 Indians joined us. They brought real encouragement to the team on board. Praise God for their arrival and for the influence that they will have on the community.

The Chillers for the AIr conditioning are being installed. We are still witing for the generator to arrive from India. We will need to go into a dry dock in May to install the generator.

Praise God for the ministry that is happening in Kiel and the lives being touched with good news

Monday, 10 March 2008


last week Ann and I attended the International Leaders Meeting of OM with about 300 others from around the world. We sensed God's hand on the ministry. We had reports from many countries and it was especially encouraging to hear what whas happening in India and Europe today. We networked with many leaders about future possibilities for Logos Hope in different regions of the world. We returned to the ship with a fresh vision for the power and presence of God in everything.