Sunday, 29 March 2009

Another Milestone

On the 29th, March 2004 we were on the Doulos off Patmos. OM ships teams had a day of solitude and prayer to seek God about the purchase of the Norrona. An agreement was signed to agree to purchase the ship and we bought the Norrona on the 19th April 2004. Today Lloyd Nicholas rleated the story in our morning service. We have been on a journey of faith and give thanks to God for the ministry unfolding here in the Netherlands. Some 20,000 people have visited. Many who were given a tour had an opportunity to be prayed for before leaving. The ministry is taking shape and we thank God for the matrix off opportunities for good news every day.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

We walked into town today. The sun came out after a little hail. Esther is catching up on some school work . Ann and Mike are enjoying some quiet away from the ship.

We talked to Michelle this morning via Skype. Last night we chatted with Rebecca. We experience His grace every day.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Time to be refreshed

Ann, Esther and I have been able to get away from the ship until Friday. We are staying at a friends place near to a forest. It is peaceful. We are thankful for the opportunity to draw aside.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Logos Hope lifeboat Theatre

This is the Logos Hope Lifeboat Theatre before entering the Book Fair today. Praise the Lord for the 2,800 visitors yesterday. Pray for all to have an opportunity to experience the Love of Christ in a personal way.

On Friday night we met a brother who prays at 04:30 am every day for the ship ministry except on Christmas day. Then he prays at 05:30am.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

In the Netherlands

We will be here until the 30th March and then we sail on to Edinburgh. Last weekend 3,000 came on board. Our crew and local believers prayed with many.

Visiting Amsterdam with a Friend

On Monday we had a relaxed day with a friend who had served with us on the Doulos. We travelled for a little while on a cannal boat.

Saturday, 14 March 2009


Today we had about 100 OM Alumni on board. It was an encouragement to hear many of thier stories.

We also had a visit of 20 pastors from the Czech Repubic. may were deeply touched through thier experience with some of the crew on board. We sensed God's hand on this time of mutual encouragement.

Friday, 13 March 2009

The Netherlands

Pray with us for 10 people from the Netherlands to join the Logos Hope Short Term Eposure programme in June this year. Pray that many with partner with the ministry through prayer and giving.

A thank you

We thank God for our leaders. Mike passes on a gift to Bernd and Margret Gulker as an expression of thanks from the leaders on Logos Hope for thier leadership in the ship ministry. Bernd has served as the CEO for OM ships for since the early 90's. The Logos Hope is the fruit of his vision and leadership.

Logos Hope - in icy waters

Saturday, 7 March 2009


1. Mike & Ann will be in Belfast this weekend to speak at the OM annual event
2. Esther is enjoying life on Logos Hope.
3. Rebecca is applying for a summer job
4. This weekend will be a time of celebration in Harlingen
5. Thank God for His provision in our lives and for the impact of the good news.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Prayer & Praise

1. Praise God for the stories that are being told of people touched by God's love through their visit to the Logos Hope.
2. Pray for grace as we learn through the experience of opening the Logos Hope to visitors each day.
3. Pray for many long term partners for the ministry of OM ships.
4. Praise God for the generosity of the church in the Netherlands to the Logos Hope project.
5. Pray for the joy of the Lord to fill our hearts as we seek to be a witness to the presence of Christ.
6. Pray for daily courage to share our faith with compassion.
7. Praise God for the volunteers helping us in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Good-bye in Koege

We thank God for the relationships built in Denmark. Pray for the fruit of the ministry.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Time off the ship

Ann with Jan and Cora. They served with us on Logos Hope and now work with OM in the Netherlands. We had an encouraging afternoon together as we strolled through a nearby town. Notice the leaning church in the background.

Pray for God's agenda in the future

London Christian leaders visited Logos Hope


We had a great weekend with visits from former ship crew. It was an opportunity to walk back in history and be mutually encouraged while grasping a vision for the future.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Deck Four Today

The Life boat Theatre

Deck Four Today

The International Cafe

Deck four on Logos Hope today

The Book Fair