Saturday, March 10, 2012


Location : Office
Country: Manila, Philippines
Time : 11:00
Date : 10/03/2012

Well, I'm in Manila now. :) It's crazy to think how fast time is. It's already March and in 6 more months I'll be going home to Indonesia.
The time on board is amazing. Sometimes I still feel weird being here and not finding peace and such, but to think about it. It is a great privilege to be here.

What's been going on my mind these days?
Well, I really thank God for my friends on board. I haven't mentioned them yet, right?
There's Danree from South Africa. We've been friends at the conference just before we joined the ship. She's pretty crazy. I can say that she's very opposite from me but we love each other so much. God is really amazing. Before I came I prayed that God will give me a friend that is more mature and can challenge me but also fun at the same time.
I praise God for her. She is really fervent and passionate about God and has many experience in things. and she taught me and challenged me alot with my walk with God too.

There is also Eva and Nikola. Eva is half Finish half UK but lives in Germany. She's a very sweet girl but she left the ship. She's fun and loving, very real girl. I also appreciate her a lot. and miss her a lot too!
Nikola is really cool. She's really passionate about God too and we were close when we work together in accommodation but now we have our own work and job so we don't really hang out a lot anymore.
I also love my cabinmates! :)
There's 4 of us in the cabin.
Before it was Femke (Holland), Danree *she's also my cabinmate* (South Africa) and Hye Ji (South Korea). It's amazing to think that I'm sharing a room on board with all this nationalities. You think that sharing a room is hard? well, think again when you share it with 3 different cultures.
Femke is really sweet and loving. I can say that her love was real. She's the same age as me but she's very mature for her age. she loves God and loves people. :) awww i miss her.
But now we have a new cabinmate, her name is Cindy (Costa Rica), she's much older than all of us and she's really sweet and nice too.
Hye Ji.. awww.. Hye Ji, my South Koren/New Zealand friend. She's very proper I can say, quiet in a way but very strong in her own way. She's very obidient to God and really want to please God. :)

God, I really thank you for the people around me..
It's really weird to think that I realize how much they mean to me know when I'm writing about them.
I hope this will make you stop and think of the people around you and how you are blessed by their presence. :)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Laura :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012


location : office.. duhh..
time: 11:11 AM
country : Cebu, Philippines

Well, I'm just sitting here. Trying to figure out what I'm actually doing. Sometimes I wonder why I go blank in a while, and then not think about anything. Is there really too much going on in my mind or there's just nothing going on in my mind?

I really have an issue of being discipline. These couple of days seems so dull. :( I don't know why. Maybe because I'm missing home, thinking about Salatiga, what I'm going to do when I go back home and such.

Last week was much better. My walk with God was also good. I think I need to spend more time with Him. Really, He does give you joy in your everyday activities. Sad to admit, I know that He is my fuel, my saviour and my redeemer but somehow other things still distract me from Him. Oh Laura.. :(

I really wish I could be one of those passionate people you know?
That really have a heart for the Lord. I do have, but sometimes I'm just too selfish to give my time for Him. I think more about my social life and not about my eternal life with Him. I should really use the time I have in this world to build His kingdom and glorify Him. But somehow everything we do here is just trying to glorify ourselves. tragic,ey?

Lord, I really need you.

I miss my family. I miss Salatiga.
I still don't know what I'll be doing. But I trust God and I am willing to go anywhere He wants me to be. What I wrote in twitter today:
'There's a God-shaped void in the heart of every man, which only God can fill it'.

I want that void to be filled. By God himself. Not any worldly things.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Laura :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

office work?

Location : Cebu, Philippines
Time: 13:46
So.. right now I'm in my office.. I know, OFFICE.. i just graduated high school, oh my..
But living on board Logos Hope really give me lots of opportunities to grow in so many different aspects. From cleaning bathrooms, to being a receptionist, now I work in an office.
hehe.. as the Business Centre Administrator..
So just a bit background, I'm responsible for all the outgoing and incoming mails, printers, laminations, stationaries, ect and I do some administration work too. It's quite different to think that I've never had any work experience and such but it's also a great privilege God has given me.
I learned so much! I love the people that I work with and even though it was tough at the beginning but I learn to love what I'm doing. I don't know work could be so exhausting. The first month I was here, oh my, my head couldn't stop thinking. There were so many things to think about and to consider in the actions that I do.
But praise God he was with me through all those times.
here's the picture of my desk in my office.. I love it! you're own personal space besides your cabin (room onboard).
Well, I work from 09:00 -17:00 everyday, except for weekends.
I kinda miss school.. actually, I really miss High School.. Sometimes I think that school was hard, but actually, it was so FUN! Especially the friends I have.. :)
Oke, now this is like a job description kinda post.. haha.. sorry..
Owh well,
Have a wonderful day everyone! May God's joy be with you always..
"Those who look to the Lord are radiant" - Psalm 34:6 (NIV)

Laura Salvadora Surjantoro / L11

Thursday, January 5, 2012


wow.. it's just.. wow.. :)
these last couple of months were amazing!
i still can't believe i only have 8 more months left onboard, serving the Lord.
From my last post, we were in India.. and it was in June! half a year ago! wow.. crazy..
i should write more.. haha.. that's what i always say.. 'I should write more', but i never write more.. haha..
location: in the middle of the sea sailing from singapore to philippines
time: 10:59
so where have i been since the last time i posted?
By God's grace I got to visit the most amazing places that I never thought i would.
Hambantota, SRI LANKA
Visakapatnam, INDIA
Port Klang, MALAYSIA
Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA
Singapore, SINGAPORE
Wow.. I didn't know it would actually look pretty cool if I list them out like that.. hahaha..
It's just amazing how God really brought us to where we are now, despite all the struggles we are facing with our engine and things. We keep on praying..
In Penang, Malaysia my dad and my brother, Peter came to visit. It was a blessed moment together.
In Singapore I met my whole family!!! oh my gosh! my mom and my sis! I miss them SO much! we had Christmas together onboard.. it was great.. i love them to bits!
they left just before new year, i was kinda devastated but I got through with it. i know that I'll see them again soon.. sooner than I think I will..
Uurgh.. there's just so many to tell..
i'm sure i will write more..
we'll be in the Philippines for 6 months! wow! I just pray that God would really work in my heart to really have a servant heart and really love the people i see there so that his light and hope will be shown in the country. :)
Enjoy your day everyone! :)
Laura :)