Alva Family

Marine Superintendant

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Worker Summary

Innovative Outreach

OM Ships International

Engineering & Technical

Long Term

Alva Family

Worker Details

We (Elon & Joyce) are serving with OM Ships out of Newcastle, NSW. Elon joined Logos in 1985 and Joyce joined Doulos in 1989. We met on Logos II and were married in 1992. Elon served on all 4 ships as Chief Engineer and together with Joyce have lived on the ships for a total of 14 years as singles, married couple and as a family. Joyce served onboard Doulos and Logos II working in the galley, laundry, accommodation manager, ships driver and many varied office jobs.

We had a break from the Ship ministry and Elon taught Marine Engineering in Newcastle from 1998 to 2005. God called us back as a family to the Doulos in 2006. After two years onboard we found ourselves back in Newcastle. Continuing with OM Ships fulltime Elon worked on Ship projects for a couple of years before taking up the role of Marine Superintendent for OM Ships. This entails looking after all aspects of the Marine side – Deck & Engineering.

We have an adult son and daughter. Joyce is heavily involved in Help ministries at church, and takes every opportunity to promote OM in the city too.

We are thankful to our supporters for partnering with us prayerfully and financially in this ministry as our work is in the background.

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