Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Logos 2010 Pictures!

Hello everyone!

We are back in the States after our time on the Logos Hope! It was such a great 10 days!

We have three Facebook photo albums set up, in case you're interested:

~ Logos Hope 2010 - Thursday thru Saturday (January 7-9)

~ Logos Hope 2010 - Sunday & Monday (January 10 & 11)

~ Logos Hope 2010 (Jan 12th - 16th)

Stay tuned for a wrap-up update, and the January newsletter! If you would like to be added to our e-mail update list, please e-mail us at hossandkatylin{at}gmail{dot}com!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Logos Hope 2010

We are having a fantastic time onboard the Logos Hope!

We are living in an 8x8 cabin with two small cupboards that serve as closets, a sink, a small table, two chairs, and a bed - we haven't taken a picture yet, but we will! Toilets and showers are shared, and there is a large common dining area on one of the upper decks.

There are so many facets to the ship ministry, and as a part of a vision team, we get to see a different piece of it every day. On Saturday, I worked in the "International Cafe," which all of the visitors to the ship come through after they go through the book shop. I talked to people and bussed tables a little bit, then I painted faces in the children's area all afternoon. Austin worked in the book store that first day, welcoming people to the book fair and helping them find what they're looking for and some time running the welcome video in the "Lifeboat Theater."

Sunday after church, Austin worked in the book hold pricing the books that have yet to go into the book fair, and I worked in the actual book fair, doing what he did on Saturday. Tomorrow, I'm going to be an "Angel" (which is Logos Hope language for housekeeping), and Austin is going into town to visit patients in a local hospital.

The rest of the week we will each have a day in the engine room (eek!) - Austin has two days there, I have a day in the galley (kitchen), Austin has a day in the International Cafe, and I have my day in the community, but I don't have my assignment for that, yet :)

Thanks for your continuing prayers and support allowing us to serve the Lord throughout the world!


Austin & Katy Van Wyk

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hope that all of your Christmas festivities were wonderful!

We were so blessed to be able to attend Urbana 09 in St. Louis last week! It was incredible to be with 17,000 like-minded, passionate believers, and God used the speakers and seminars to solidify our desire to serve him in a RADICAL way! Many of our perspectives and pre-conceived opinions were also challenged and are being reshaped as we strive to live and serve as Christ did.

We are days away from our first departure (of many)! We will be in Oranjestad, Aruba on OM's Logos Hope from January 7th-17th! We are excited to serve with a great team from Colorado, and we're praying for a productive and fruitful time. Below is the team prayer card for this trip!

Thank you for all of your prayers and support!

In Him,
Austin & Katy Van Wyk
Jude 24 & 25