View from the Logos Hope deck when it was docked in Barbados

AYRI- The Logos Hope Experience

Info desk on the Logos Hope book ship

I spent a little over a week volunteering on board the Logos Hope when it visited Barbados. A simple statement however such an understatement about the experience. I was part of the Deep programme based on Luke 5:4, the verse that I wrote on recently. I assisted in different roles in the Book Fair, mostly welcoming visitors to the boat, assisting them in finding different books in the book fair as well as helping the cashiers. I also had the opportunity to participate in a Connect Day (C-Day) where we interacted more with visitors in the I-cafe. I was able to make balloon sculptures and interact with the kids which was an enjoyable experience.

I met many crew members from all over the world. It was great to learn about so many other countries and cultures. I also met other local volunteers as we trained and served together. I was matched with a buddy, Ruth from Austria (my new little sister) who had recently joined the ship. I enjoyed getting to know her and was challenged by her questions as God worked through her to have me consider and answer some tough questions. It was a blessing to spend time together and be able to go sightseeing where I was able to show Ruth some of the island.

Now that the ship has sailed to its next port and I have returned to my normal routine, I’m eager to ensure that this is not a one-off experience but that it bears fruit in my life that far surpasses the brief visit. Here are some of my takeaways I’m seeking to live out going forward:

❖ Go out into the deep- Commit to attending a mission trip next year

❖ Let down my nets- Understand that it’s not about a place, it’s in the heart

❖ Signal to others- Increase awareness of the importance to give and serve in missions

❖ Pursue growth– Learn and improve as I read the books I purchased

 

How can your memorable experience have a forward impact in your life?

 

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4 Comments

  1. Aleeca King says:

    We share many of the take aways. (I’ve already started on the books I got!) I’m also being more intentional when I talk to people now, being more pleasant and listening more to see how God can use me.

    1. That’s great! Always good to hear how a shared experience can impact other participants. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Marjorie says:

    Wow!!
    Now you have me thinking. I like that😊

    1. Great to hear! 🙂

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