March 1, 2009
**Dad and K fill out more paper work.
Two years after hearing about the OM ships, K is nearing the end of the application process. These past months she filled out much paperwork, took psychological testing, collected references, studied her Bible, watched support raising videos and participated in a phone interview. Tomorrow she is headed to the OM USA headquarters for a week of training and evaluation. Though she can't be officially accepted till she is 18, she is hoping to get the go ahead and will then start the new adventure of support raising for her 2 year voyage.
Lord willing she will be joining the Logos Hope as it ministers in the Caribbean. This newly renovated ship departed from Denmark on February 19th. According to the website this is what K is hoping to be involved with:
The OM ships visit port cities around the world bringing knowledge, help and hope. Each ship is a floating bookstore with Christian and educational literature, and has an onboard community of 300-400 crew and staff from approximately 40 nations who work with local churches and reach out to impact each city they visit.
The ships have visited nearly 500 different ports in 155 nations, welcoming over 38 million people onboard. In addition to providing Christian books and programs, OM Ships crewmembers undertake a wide range of relief projects worldwide. Their efforts include constructing orphanages, building shelters for victims of natural disasters and distributing medical aid, food and supplies. But in world of uncertainty, true hope is possible only by engaging in a personal relationship with God. In every port, crewmembers share this message of hope with those they meet.