GBA Ships operates Logos Hope. Serving others with ocean-going ships began in 1970 with the purchase of the original Logos. Since then the ships (Logos, Doulos, Logos II and now Logos Hope) have visited 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 45 million visitors on board. Our goal is to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world.
The current ship, Logos Hope, visits each port-of-call for one to four weeks at a time and open the gangways to hundreds and often thousands of visitors every day. On average, over one million visitors have been welcomed on board every year! The floating book fair offers over 5,000 titles, providing many visitors their first-ever opportunity to purchase a wide range of quality literature.
An international crew and staff of 400 volunteers from around 60 countries live and work on the ship, devoting one or more years of their lives to serve on board. The ship people promote literacy and education, cross-cultural co-operation, social awareness and reflect God’s compassion for the world in the ports and countries they visit. Ship teams go into surrounding areas to provide aid and community care, partnering with local community groups to bring hope to people whatever their circumstance, culture or background.
Our Core Values
- Loving God
- Esteeming People
- Working as a Team
- Serving with Excellence