Progress report: new OM ship making progress to ministry

By October 18, 2005

Croatia (MNN) — Operation Mobilization says their new ship, the Logos Hope, is out of dry dock in a Croatian ship yard and moving on to further renovations. The 30 year old ship was purchased for 3.6 million Euros over a year ago to replace the Logos II.

A number of steel plates on various tank tops were replaced and the tanks were cleaned. The hull was also cleaned and painted. This is the first time OM officials were able to physically inspected the hull, which is in excellent condition. The ship is powerless right now as they’re waiting for parts for their propeller system.

During the next month, new steel decks will be fitted to the ship. The main addition is “Deck 4”. Because the ship was originally constructed as a car ferry there was a large double height deck space at level 3. This space will now be divided and a new deck welded into place between level 3 and level 5. This will become the main public facility deck, where eventually the book fair, cafeteria and interactive visitor experience will be set up. In addition, “Deck 6” and “Deck 9” will both be fitted with new aft sections, with aft “Deck 8” being enclosed for the new onboard school area.

OM is thanking God for this ship, which will reach around the world with the message of hope that comes from Christ alone. Funding is needed to help complete the renovations that will allow OM to reach millions with the Gospel.

The ship is already impacting souls. A literature stand was set up at the main entrance to the Logos Hope, which prompted many yard workers to ask spiritual questions. Pray that these seeds will yield much spiritual fruit.

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