International (MNN) — Many Christians believe you have to be a preacher, evangelist or church planter to make a difference for eternity.
The Logos Hope, an outreach of Operation Mobilization, needs engineers to help impact lives for eternity through their ship ministry.
Qualified marine engineers are urgently needed to to operate and maintain their 132-meter-long vessel, according to Operation Mobilization's Web site.
Logos Hope brings knowledge, help and hope to the people around the
world 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.
Each ship is a floating bookstore with Christian and educational
literature, and has an on-board 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 Logos Hope was built in 1973 as a ferry and underwent major renovations between 2004 and 2009 to transform it into a passenger ship. The 9-deck vessel is equipped with 4 main engines producing a total of 11,768 kW and three generators for power supply, auxiliary equipment and air-conditioning. The vessel features a mix of older equipment and machinery as well as newer technology.
You'll be working together with qualified marine engineers and a team of on-board trained engine room watch keepers. A permanent Chief Engineer is needed, as well as an additional 1st or 2nd Engineer to join them now, and a replacement at the end of October for the current 1st Engineer. There's an additional need of a 3rd Engineer.
If you're up to the challenge, you must have the requisite technical ability, have a passion for people, be a committed to Christ and the Logos Hope ministry, be able to work with a team of young international crew, and possess a valid STCW certification.
An international crew and staff of volunteers live and work on the ships, and there is usually accommodation for a spouse or family. The ship also has an on-board school for children.
Investing in young people and keeping a life-changing ministry operating with your technical skills is rewarding.
Being able to take part in the training program on board and receive personal input through daily devotions are just a few of the benefits.