"The history of mission already records the significant impact and influence of OM's ships. It is a great privilege to be invited to take on this task and be a part of impacting individuals and entire communities as the ships 'bring knowledge, help and hope' to the world's port cities. It is my prayer and expectation that we will continue to see God working in significant ways through the many committed staff and partners that He has called to be a part of this dynamic ministry."
OM Ships International is the organisation behind Logos Hope. The Ship Ministry began in 1970 as part of the global Christian training and outreach movement, OM International. Since then OM's ships have visited 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 45 million visitors on board.
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 current ship, Logos Hope, visits 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 on board every year! The floating book fair offers over 5,000 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.