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August Feature :: 40 photo highlights of the Ship Ministry's history

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This month we feature some of the memorable images from the past 40 years of the Ship Ministry.

Dedicated young men and women joined the crew of the 'miracle ship', the original Logos in the 1970s.
In India, response to the Ship Ministry is overwhelming with over 15,000 people visiting Madras in a single day in 1971.
Crewmembers unload bags of clothing to be given away to war victims in the aftermath of conflict in Bangladesh in 1972.
Logos arrives in Hong Kong, China and the book exhibition opens for the first time in 1972.
The official welcome of Logos in Vietnam in 1974.
The original Logos leaving London, England in the 1970s.
The newly purchased ship is named Doulos just after the purchase tied up in Genoa, Italy in December 1977.
Logos crewmembers share a message of hope in God on the streets in Calcutta, India in 1979.
Some of the 93 Vietnamese refugees picked up by Logos in the South China Sea in 1980.
In Malaysia, over 25,000 visitors came on board in 10 days during the 1981 visit of Logos.
Crewmember invites local woman to Logos in Shanghai, China in 1981.
Onshore Logos book exhibition in the Shanghai, China National Art Gallery with 700 - 1,000 people per day.
Crewmembers share about God's love on the quayside in front of Doulos in Valparaiso, Chile in 1982.
Doulos and Logos dock together in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1984.
A local woman balances books purchased on board Doulos on her head in Dakar, Senegal in 1986.
Crewmembers share the Good News with locals in a fishing village near Doulos in Lome, Togo in 1986. A church started as a result of the visit.
Record crowds (191,203 people) visit Doulos in Taichung, Taiwan in 1981.
On January 4 1988, Logos runs aground near Chile. Crewmembers gather to the lifeboats to abandon the ship.
Doulos crewmembers distribute literature in Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1989.
Less than one year after Logos ran aground, renovations begin on Logos II in Holland in 1990.
Logos II staff distributing literature in Rostock, then East Germany in 1990.
One of the injured Doulos crewmembers after the attack on an International Night in Zamboanga, Philippines in August 1991.
Two boys enjoy reading books on board Logos II in Banjul, The Gambia in 1991.
Participants at the 'On Course' conference with Doulos and Logos II together in Toulon, France in 1994.
US President Jimmy Carter visits Logos II in Swansea, Wales in 1995.
In 1997 in Acapulco, Mexico, Logos II crewmembers offer practical help in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.
Rival factions in civil unrest in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, are formally reconciled on Doulos in 1999.
In 2002 in Georgetown, Guyana, a Logos II building team puts a roof on an orphanage in the background, while one crewmember takes time out to play with the children.
The Ship Ministry was well received in Latin America countries, and thousands line up to visit Logos II in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala in 2003.
One of many Gospels of John distributed to locals in Bridgetown, Barbados during the Logos II visit in 2004.
A crewmember hands out literature to local men and women in Panama while Logos II docked in Balboa in 2004.
In Sattahip, Thailand Buddhist monks attend a special programme on board Doulos in 2006.
Doulos berthed in Manila, Philippines in 2007, the fourth most visited port with 14 visits in 40 years of Ship Ministry.
Logos II makes a historic first-ever visit to Libya in 2007.
Logos II and her replacement Logos Hope at berth in Kiel, Germany in 2008.
Just months after being launched into ministry in February 2009, Logos Hope returns to the Faroe Islands where she sailed for many years as a ferry.
In 2009, school kids onboard Logos Hope in Scarborough, Tobago show off free 'The Most Important Story Ever Told' booklets. In 40 years, more than 10 million children have visited our ships.
Doulos in all her glory in the dockyard in Singapore before being sold in 2010, after 32 years of faithful service.
A Logos Hope crewmember connects with a child from an orphanage visited in Tema, Ghana in 2010, just one of the ways crewmembers brought hope to the people in West Africa.
Some students connect with a Logos Hope crewmember (right end) during an onboard event for local students in Libya in 2010.
Dedicated young men and women joined the crew of the 'miracle ship', the original Logos in the 1970s.
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