I opened my email yesterday to read that Arni had passed away. I knew he had not been well and had thought that whilst I would pray for grace for him and his family, that at his age, what a wonderful thing to be with God, away from the trouble and strife of this life. But the rest of the day and into this morning I find myself saddened and in shock at Arni’s death. I know in my head that he is in a beautiful place but the emotional impact is strong.
“Dear Mark Night
I will bring your greeting to my Deckies. I have a fantastic team on deck and I tell you, Knight junior is one of our real blessings. He joined as a boy – Now he’s a man. He’s doing a good job on deck and he is giving a good speach, when he has the thought for the day – You can be proud of him. He is consistent and growing day by day.
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 25th of June 2008
To Whom it May Concern
As Captain of the Logos II, it’s my pleasure of writing this letter of recommendation for Mike Knight.
Mike has worked with me as a seaman in the Deck Department aboard the MV Logos II over the past six Months . MV Logos II is an ocean-going passenger ship, normally manned by over 200 volunteers from 35 different nations. The goal the MV Logos II is to serve the nations of the world in many aspects, including humanitarian aid.
Mike is a very responsible, intelligent and self-motivated individual. He is a man that can be relied upon. He works well with others, and has made significant contribution to the ship.
He can be trusted to accomplish difficult and complex projects. He is able to think creatively, “out of the box”, to deal with problems and get jobs done.
In spite of his young age – I consider Mike as an excellent seaman. It is interesting to watch him working in the Lifeboats and to see how mature his behaviour is, and to see how much he already after only six months has learned.
I feel certain that no Employer, Institute, School or Organisation will ever regret their association with Mike Knight.I recommend him without reservation.
If I could be at any further assistance at any time – please do not hesitate to contact me through the above address.
Captain Arni B. Jensen
MV LOGOS II
So whilst I rejoice that Mike and Arni are there with Dave Thomas, reminiscing about the 6 month final tour of duty the LII had in the Caribbean, I have to say, I hate death and all that surrounds it. There is such a horribleness about death.
Thank you Arni for your example in life to me and then later to my boy. I salute you. Mark