About 80 people from Logos II travelled to a rural community called ‘SOS village’ on Christmas Eve. As they approached the village in a borrowed bus, a throng of people were seated in a circle waiting for them.
On one end of the circle the village chief, elders and officials sat at a table. They welcomed the visitors from the ship, walking across the centre of the circle to shake hands. Local women performed a dance to the beat of three drums, played by men dressed in colourful costume.
Then crewmembers had an opportunity to share some activities with the Ghanaian people. A group performed a re-enactment of the Christmas story while deck officer David Kamphuis (The Netherlands) read the narration. The group from the ship sang Christmas carols. “It was a strange feeling to sing songs about snow and Christmas in that steamy weather,” said one crewmember. “But it was neat for us to be able to share with them.”