Safe haven, sweet sound

Steger Brasil is a church initiative in the city of São Paulo that uses song and performance to encourage young people to practise music instead of turning to drugs. The church’s pastor, Sandro Baggio, has previously served on sister ship Doulos, so was delighted to welcome volunteers from Logos Hope to help build a new music studio.

Hudson Parente, who attends the church, says, “The neighbourhood where our church is located is very needy: full of poverty, crime and drugs. This is why we offer music classes. We believe this is something we, as a church, may do to contribute to the change around us.” David Demirgiam (USA) explains: “There are Syrian refugees, whom they help with learning Portuguese and poor children in the area come after school as this is a safe place.”

The crewmembers gave insight and helped build a structure to house insulation for the acoustics in the practice room. They built a wooden frame and added glass fibre material, which they covered with thick cardboard.

David is a welder on board Logos Hope and his expertise helps him with carpentry; for tasks like measuring, cutting and fitting pieces together. “I get to talk to people and use my hands; for me it is important to serve in any way I can,” he says.

David drew a parallel with Nehemiah in the Bible, who built a wall around a protected place for his people to grow in relationship with each other and with God. He hopes that contributing to this work will make a difference for the community: “God is providing that spot for them so they can flourish and not have to fight for survival, in a sense,” he says.

Tim Rieger (Germany) works in the ship's IT department. He says of the project, “We thought we wouldn’t be able to do it, but with God’s help, we did. There is still a good amount of work to be done but we could encourage them, lay the foundations and show that their project is possible. We were able to use what we have to be a blessing.”

“The crewmembers were excellent,” says Hudson. “It meant a lot having such loving people; willing to help us and be a blessing in this project that is meant to bless other people’s lives.”

Share this Resource

Leave a Reply

You might also like:

Logos Hope: First Engineer, Main Engine 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
Doulos Hope: AV Technician Ships    Go & Live    February 2023In this role, you will oversee sound, lighting and video support for the public events and programmes run on board and onshore as well as for the internal programmes aboard MV Doulos Hope. Additionally you will be responsible for all meeting rooms’ audio and video systems.
Full Details
Doulos Hope: Electrical Officer Ships    Go & Live    February 2023For an Electrical Officer we are looking for a skilled Electrical Technician (preferably in the area of Power Generation for up to 1000V) that has experience in leading and managing a Team. With a minimum of 3 years work experience. Experience in the marine industry would be an advantage but not necessary.
Good interpersonal skills and being a computer literate are vital requirements. You will need to work with MS Office, AutoCAD and a computer based Maintenance program called AMOS.

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 STEP Opportunity – STEP II 2023 Ships    Go & Visit    1 June 2023 - 16 August 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: Medical Officer (Doctor) Ships    Go & Live    January 2023Are you a qualified doctor looking for an exciting ministry to be part of?  The doctor/medical officer on board Logos Hope serves in providing medical care and treatment to the crew, staff and guests of the vessel.
Full Details
Logos Hope: Cook Ships    Go & Live    As soon as possibleCater for ships company and guests and assist the Chief Cook when needed
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
Doulos Hope: IT Technician Ships    Go & Live    February 2023The ICT team supports the onboard crew with ICT functions aboard the MV Doulos Hope and ensures the systems required to perform those functions are available and functioning correctly.
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: Navigational Officer of the Watch 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
Doulos Hope: Navigational Officer of the Watch Ships    Go & Live    February 2023Join our international team of around 150 people from many 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