After 30 hours of travel, I arrived safely on the Logos Hope. Thanks be to God! During the last few hours on the long twelve-hour flight (I had two much shorter ones as well), I was terribly motion sick. I know how awful it feels and cannot express how grateful I am to God that my body is fine onboard the ship while it is docked.
I have been assigned to the Angels department along with three other STEPers. The Angels wear red shirts (some departments have different colored shirts) and are in charge of cleaning, laundry, and accomodations.
My cabinmates are very nice. I share a cabin with 7 other Steppers. Normally, there would be 9 others but two of the other STEPer females are older women and they have their own 2 person cabin. There are also 2 boys in our STEP group and they have their own cabin (obviously :)). We share a bathroom with other women on our hall so there are about 16 of us sharing the bathroom altogether. Thankfully, there are 3 showers and 3 toilets in the bathroom! The time limit for each shower is 3 minutes!
The Logos Hope will open to the public in Penang on August 25, 2011. I'm really looking forward to being able to mingle with visitors on Deck 4. This is what part of the large book fair looks like without visitors.