“There was excitement and spice in the air,” Sarah-Jane Strydom (South Africa) described the scene at the National Day celebration in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The local festival celebrated the 42nd year of the UAE’s establishment as a state. A group of Logos Hope crewmembers attended the celebration in their national dress. Sarah and other female crewmembers were amazed by the hospitality of local women who invited them to have tea, coffee and baked goods. It was a special memory for Sarah to experience the diversity of the culture and share the special celebration. “It was a beautiful picturesque moment with all the men drumming in a circle with the mosque in the background,” Sarah remembered. Crewmembers distributed Logos Hope flyers at the event and heard of many parents who visited the ship with their children after the event.