Saturday, 31 January 2009


Last night the Engineers started up the gnerator that has been installed. PTL! The surveyors will need to come back next week to check a number of items. Pray that everything will come together well for sailing.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Get a glimse of Life on Logos Hope

Check these video links for a taste of what it takes to operate the ship:

The Galley

The Engine team

The Deck team


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Surveyors continue inspections

The Surveyors are continuing their inspections. Teams are working to correct issues as they come up. Pray for those working extra long hours to get the generator instalation finalised.

It has been a joy to have Shirley Booth from the Doulos on Board. She gave a special word of encouragement to the ship team this morning.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Logos Hope School Video

Logos Hope School (get a glimpse of Esther)

Monday, 26 January 2009

Chinese New Year - Mike & Esther

Mike & Esther on 25th January. Today the Surveyors are on board checking different aspects of the ship. Some work will be done as they adentify aspects that need to be corrected.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Getting on with the work

Praise God for the welders that continue to prepare the ship for sailing

Supporting the team

Giving encouragement in the engine room

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Clean Up day

Today, is clean up day. Many will work in the engine room and in the theatre on Deck 3 to move materials and clean in preparation for the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate.

Tonight 43 people will stay overnight on Logos Hope for their first time. They will then attend a pre-ship training program on shore before coming back in the beginning of February to join the team.

We give thanks to God for His faithfulness in our lives and in the ministry.

Today is Rebecca's 24th Birthday. She is in Canada.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Getting ready

Last night we prayed for leaders in the ministry. We prayed for those going the extra mile every day to get the ship ready for the PSSC. In the next two days many will stop other taskes to help with a final preparation initiative in the engine room and in clearing ministry spaces that have been used as a work or storage place. Pray for grace, energy and safety as we work together as a team.

Praise God for news of people who have come to faith through contact with Logos Hope people in recent days.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Life on Logos Hope

Tomorrow morning Mike will be teaching on leadership for the Logos Hope community. We continue to depend on the grace of God for our daily walk. It is a joy to see the passion in the community for Christ's love to be evident in our lives.

This morning Ann led a Bible study group in the book of Daniel.

Esther is waiting for her Australian school books to arrive.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


Work continues on the Generator and the electrical switchboard. Next week the Surveyors will be on board. We are taking steps closer. may are working extra time to finish tasks in preparation. Every morning a group is meet for prayer from 6am to 7am. In the next few days many will work together to clean the engine room and other areas that have been a work or storage site during the project. This morning we had a safety and security reminder to help us in our awareness of what will be needed to sail the ship safely and securely.

Monday, 19 January 2009

A few days to go

The Lloyds Surveyors will be on board from the 26th January. This week we will focussed on our preparedness and on the jobs that need to be completed before they arrive.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Back on board

We are now back on board the Logos Hope after spending a week in Mosbach metting with Ship leaders and the team at the HQ.

We also met some who are joining OM. It was a special encouragement to meet with Janice from our home church in Australia.

Work continues towards the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate. We are thankful for all those who are helping to complete these works so that we can sail with good news.

Saturday, 10 January 2009


On Monday, Mike and Ann will travel to Mosbach to attend leaders meetings for OM ships. We continue to pray for His clear leading for the ministry in the future.

On board work continues towards the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate. Two important areas are the installation of some needed fire dampers in some of the Air conditioning ducting and the completion of the generator project. We are waiting for some parts and materials to arrive for both of these areas.

Next week recruits will be arriving in Mosbach. 43 will be joining the Logos Hope. Pray for good preparation for the time that they will have with us on the Logos Hope. We still need to see more people join the Logos Hope. Pray that many will join the Short Term Exposure programme in March.

Check out the web site for more information:

Friday, 9 January 2009

In Community on Logos Hope

Esther talking to a friend

Pray that our children on board will grow in their walk with God and in life skills

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


On Wednesday and Thursday this week Mike will have two days retreat with the senior leadership team of the Logos Hope. Pray for a refreshing encounter with God.

Yesterday we sent out two advance prepartation teams to Holland for our visit there in a few weeks. Keep praying for the God of the impossible to breakthrough.

Monday, 5 January 2009


We took Rebecca to the airport in Copenhagan this morning. She is back at University in Canada tomorrow.

This week some 300 people on the Logos Hope begin each day with a time of silence and solitude -

Asking God for the impossible.

Hearing God in the impossible.

Our focus is to begin this year orientated in our Vision of God.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Becky's last evening in Koege with Ship friends

The Logos Hope - Let the Light shine

Logos Hope Book Fair

Our first Sunday Service in 2009 on board started with a vision of God from Isaiah 6:1 - 8. This transforming vision of Holiness and authority brings repentance and grace that enables us to respond to His call: " Whom should I send as a messenger to my people?"

Gareth Bolton was our guest speaker this morning. He is ministering with us together with his wife Malou. Check their web site at:

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Family News

Rebecca returns to Canada on Monday for her last semester at University. Michelle had a surprise 21st birthday party on Wednesday 31st December in Adelaide. Esther is enjoying a break from School. Mike and Ann have enjoyed the relaxed days of Christmas and new year.

Yesterday, Mike, Ann and Rebecca worked as a team in the engine room to help clean and paint. We thank God for the dedication of those working each day to prepare the ship for the future.

Friday, 2 January 2009

The Logos Hope team

Pray for more people to join the Logos Hope team

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Welcome to another year

It is with grateful hearts we look back over 2008. The Logos Hope is a place of much light. We see the hand of God on a community of people who represent nations and churches around the world.

We celebrated the New Year on Deck 9 (very top) of the Logos Hope. We had a great veiw of the fireworks being let off around the city. It was a special experience for all of us on board.

Earlier in the evening we worshipped God and listened as several shared about His work in their lives during the last year.

At the beginning of this year we have corporate times of silence as we focus on our vision of God for this coming year.

We will be meditating in scriptures:

Psalm 103

Psalm 46

Haggai 1 & 2