All Aboard – OM Calls for Crew for New Ship ‘Doulos Hope’

Operation Mobilisation opens up new opportunity for volunteers to share knowledge, help and hope as Doulos Hope launches.

In May, Operation Mobilisation (OM) is set to launch new ship, Doulos Hope, following completion of the vessel’s technical refit and outfitting. The launch provides an opportunity for people, primarily in the 18-35 age group but also others with specific skills, to serve God overseas as volunteers and gain experience sharing the love of Jesus in other cultures.

Seelan Govender, CEO of OM’s Ship Ministry said:

We’re excited for what this new chapter holds. Not only are we launching a new ship, but this also marks the commencement of a new phase of our ministry. Doulos Hope will increase our ability to invest in leadership training and holistic community engagement worldwide.

Doulos Hope is the first of a planned fleet designed to reach new regions and operate in shallower waters so that isolated and marginalised communities further inland can be reached for the first time. Doulos Hope is a smaller vessel with less draught than her sister ship, Logos Hope, and will set sail from Singapore at the end of May.

A volunteer on Logos Hope said:

“Being on the crew for Logos Hope is such a special experience. I, along with all the amazing people I’ve met on board, travel the seas from coast to coast sharing the love of Jesus and making a difference in the communities we visit.”

The vessel will primarily travel around South East Asia, staying in ports for longer periods to enable greater community engagement. Like Logos HopeDoulos Hope will be fitted with a floating book fair, bringing educational and Christian literature to the ports she visits. Volunteer places are available on both vessels, with applications being accepted now for the next intake window in September.

For all those interested in joining Doulos Hope or Logos Hope, visit om.org/ships.

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