Thursday, February 4, 2016

Something Pretty Cool You Probably Didn't Know About

This is the Logos Hope.

photo courtesy of the Logos Hope

The Logos Hope is a ship that travels all over the world.  It is home to 400 individuals from all over the world--over 60 countries.  The Logos Hope makes stops in port cities, and offers aid, relief work, and ministry assistance in Jesus' name.  But the best part--as far as I'm concerned--is the large bookstore on board.  The store carries thousands of titles in dozens of genres.  Now that we have Kindles, we are not as starved for books as we used to be, but this bookstore offers more and better books at far cheaper prices than any other store in Dar es Salaam.

During our first term in Tanzania--about 14 years ago--we had our first introduction to this ship's predecessor.  So we were really excited to discover that it was coming again.

We went to the port to visit the ship on Sunday afternoon, trying to avoid weekday traffic, but as a result, about half of Dar es Salaam had the same idea.  The bookstore and cafe were crammed with shoulder-to-shoulder people, which would bring out the claustrophobia in anyone.  But it was also really cool to see so many people from so many backgrounds and religions enjoying the bookstore.

If you are at a point in life where you can take off a year or two, consider the awesome opportunity of joining the Logos Hope.  If you are the parent of an older teen, there are also two-month programs available.  Sail to dozens of countries and do ministry?  Live on a ship with 400 Christians from around the world?  Sounds pretty amazing to me.



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