We were in two different ports during our nearly 2 month stay in Jamaica. The first port was Montego Bay which was the nicer of the two. Things were a little neater because of the cruise liners and touristy mindset. Here are some of the numbers from Montego Bay
Dates in port: January 20th - February 15th 2010
Total number of visitors to the ship: 83,474
Number of books sold: 213,064
Number of Bibles sold: 7,381
Number of free evangelistic items given out: 72,044
View from deck 9 in Montego Bay.
Kingston was our second port. When we arrived and saw the berth that we had to tie up to many of us were very surprised. Not only was the quayside small with many obstacles making it difficult for the arrangement and placement of the gangways but everything was covered with coal dust because coal ships would come and unload coal for the nearby cement factory. Dealing with this much coal dust was a huge challenge for the accommodation team and now that we’re not at that port any more they have been shampooing every carpet in the entire ship. This is a lot because the entire ship (Except for a few areas) is carpeted. Even with the difficulties, Kingston was such a great opportunity to serve the people of a country with the third highest crime rate in the world. God used the Logos Hope in Kingston. Here are the statistics:
Dates in port: February 16th - March 23rd 2010
Total number of visitors to the ship: 135,758
Number of books sold: 341,666
Number of Bibles sold: 14,150
Number of free evangelistic items given out: 118,672
HDR of the cement factory. It was tricky making it look beautiful for you guys! ;)
Today is Good Friday and I just want to take time to really reflect on what Jesus did for us. Without Him I wouldn’t be here today and you wouldn’t be reading this. If you haven’t already just take a moment to thank Him for the sacrifice He made that we may be saved. Praise the LORD for all He has been able to accomplish through the Logos Hope. Thanks for your support and prayers.