October 21, 2009
...supporting God's call on this young woman?
K is busy this semester raising support for her two years at sea with Operation Mobilization. She is excited to report that she has reached the goal of her one time support! Thank you all who have supported her so far! As she goes forward, one time gifts are always welcome but her desire is to have a group of people who will partner with her in prayer and monthly support while she is away. As of today her need financially is about $850/month.
Lord willing she'll join the ship Logos Hope in late January 2010 after attending training in Germany with the ministry. The ship will be docked in Montego Bay, Jamaica. When hearing this people often inquire whether this truly is a mission trip. She smiles but never wanes in her desire to be part of this ministry. Below is a brief description of the goals and mission of the ministry. You can search the website for more information or talk to K. She'd love to hear from you!
The mission of the ships' ministry according to their website (www.omships.org) is:
Our goal is to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world. We do this by supplying vital literature resources, encouraging cross-cultural understanding, training young people for more effective life and service, providing needed relief, and sharing a message of hope in God wherever there is opportunity.
The ships visit each port for several weeks each and open the gangways to hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors each day. On average, over one million visitors have been welcomed onboard every year! The floating book fairs offer over 6,000 titles, providing many visitors their first-ever opportunity to purchase quality educational and Christian literature.
An international crew and staff of volunteers live and work on the ships. Teams from the ship go into surrounding areas to supply aid and community care. In each port, the ship's crew joins local churches to bring hope and show love to people whatever their circumstance, culture or background.Logos Hope's itinerary through April 2010