Doulos Hope remains alongside at Loyang Berth, Singapore, where renovation work is well under way to prepare the vessel for ministry.
Since dry dock in early September 2022, much progress has been made in converting and refurbishing office and cabin spaces, as well as meeting and conference rooms. Meanwhile, work continues to accommodate the storage of books. These will stock the new bookfair, to be located on the ship’s top deck. Galley refurbishment, electrical and IT cabling work, will keep both crew and delivery partners busy in the run-up to Christmas.
On 31 October Doulos Hope also completed her second of a series of sea trials, in another important step towards receiving certificates needed to enable operation for the next five years.
Joining Doulos Hope
As 2023 swiftly approaches, so does the planned launch of the vessel into service. Just like her sister ship Logos Hope, the vessel’s crew will share knowledge, help and hope in the port communities she visits. Doulos Hope, however, is destined to serve primarily in the Southeast Asia region, where 70% of the world’s least reached people groups are thought to live.
People Services stream leader, Gerard Renger (Netherlands), said, “We would love to see more people join in His mission. …We can have around 140 people on board Doulos Hope and we hope to be able to launch her sometime in the first half of 2023…
Please continue to make the need and opportunity known!”
For more information on joining, please visit: www.om.org/ships/join.