Logos Hope is under the umbrella of OM Ships International. The Ship Ministry began in 1970 as part of the global Christian training and outreach movement, OM International. Since then, OM's ships have visited 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 46 million visitors on board. Their goal is to bring knowledge, help, and hope to the people of the world by supplying vital literature resources, encouraging cross-cultural understanding, training young people for more effective life and service, providing needed relief, and sharing a message of hope in God wherever there is opportunity. Logos Hope visits each port for several weeks each and received hundreds and sometimes thousand visitors each day. The floating
book fair offers over 5,000 titles, providing many visitors their first-ever purchase quality educational and Christian literature. An international crew and staff of volunteers live and work on the ships. Teams from the ship go into surrounding areas to supply aid and community care. In each port, the ship's crew joins local churches to bring hope and show love to people whatever their circumstance, culture, or background.