Making baguettes, sharing love

The ‘Ammar Empowerment’ ministry was created by Maria and Ambrose Carter. The organisation encourages young women towards sexual purity before marriage. Margot Pira (France) explained that by doing so, the ministry hopes it may prevent young women from turning to prostitution. Young women are also taught skills they can use to make a living.

Lydia Ruff (Switzerland) is one of Logos Hope’s bakers and was part of a team that visited the organisation to help the women bake sweet buns and baguettes. “They can take this knowledge back home, share it and bless others,” says Lydia.

“I could teach them and show love through this activity. It was nice to have this connection with them. Many of them said they’ll try it again at home; teach their friends.” Lydia observed that the women were particularly excited about learning to bake baguettes.

Weow Inthilard (East Asia) is the ship’s second cook. She taught the women and shared some of her personal story. “I was born into a Christian family, but I didn’t really follow Jesus or give my whole life to God. I was just interested in studying and earning money,” she told them.

“When I decided to give everything to God, He changed my life. Now I can see that He is using me to go and share the gospel to all nations,” Weow added. She saw the women’s joy on hearing the story of her relationship with God.

Despite the fact that she is younger than them, Weow felt privileged to be able to teach the women new recipes that would help them. “I really had a great day with them. This is also a way of showing our love for them,” she says.

Lydia talked about pressing down the dough for it to rise again and related it to the Christian walk. The organiser, Maria, was impressed with the analogy and by the stories the crewmembers shared. At the end of the day, she said her only wish was that they could have spent more time together.

“I enjoyed that everything had a message of faith attached to it,” she says. “We learnt to bake but we also learnt to share Jesus Christ.”

One woman tried the sweet buns recipe later and told Maria how pleased she was with what she had learned.

Share this Resource

Leave a Reply

You might also like:

Logos Hope: Machinist – Long and Short Term Roles Available Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details
Logos Hope: Carpenter – Long and Short Term Roles Available Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleAs a Carpenter, you work as part of the Maintenance team who is responsible for maintaining adequate and comfort living and working conditions all around the ship. This includes safe and functional interior and furnishing in private, public and work areas, working sanitary spaces, managing fresh and waste water, air conditioning and ventilation, cold spaces, maintain routine check on various equipment and spaces.
Full Details
Logos Hope: 2 to 3 Months – Short Term Exposure Program on board Logos Hope Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleIf you are interested in short-term work with OM Ships International, then take the next STEP! Usually around two to three months, this programme gives participants a taste of world-wide service in a multicultural environment.
Full Details
LOGOS HOPE STEP Opportunity – STEP IV 2022 Ships    Go & Visit    10 November 2022 - 18 January 2023Life on the ships is fast-paced and can be intense. Come with a servant heart, an attitude to learn, and willingness to be flexible and this could be the experience of a lifetime. Many who have been on STEP bear witness to the huge impact it has made on their lives, and to how God has worked in and through them.
Full Details
Logos Hope: First Engineer, Operations Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. Have the opportunity to invest in young people and use your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will also receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details
Logos Hope: Plumber – Long and Short Terms Roles Available Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details
Logos Hope: Industrial Electrician/Mechatronic Technician – Long and Short Term Roles Available Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details
Logos Hope: First Engineer, Operations Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. Have the opportunity to invest in young people and use your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will also receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details
Logos Hope: Industrial Electrician/Mechatronic Technician – Long and Short Term Roles Available Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details
Logos Hope: Multimedia Producer Ships    Go & Live    February 2023Use your special ability to inspire and motivate through storytelling with high quality video production and be a part of OM Ships team sharing knowledge, help and hope.
Our communications team on board Logos Hope help provide finished video and other resources to inform and inspire the public and our partners around the world.

Full Details
Logos Hope: Graphic Designer Ships    Go & Live    February 2023Use your special ability to design communication to inspire and motivate people in our ports of call to visit Logos Hope and our audience around the world to be part of what God is doing in the Ship Ministry.
As the graphic designer in communications team on board Logos Hope you will help provide print ready materials for publicity and promotion and other design work for use digitally and in other ways to inform and inspire the public and our partners around the world.

Full Details
Logos Hope: Machinist – Long and Short Term Roles Available Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleJoin our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.
Full Details