An X-Ray Technician’s Prayer

Posted on February 7, 2017 /

“As I sit here & think back on this past week, I find that there are no words to describe what my heart is feeling. There are no words in the dictionary that can accurately portray my thoughts. Because what we see here at Mercy Ships is indescribable. You can read the stories, look at … Continued

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An Inside Look at the Africa Mercy

Posted on February 7, 2017 /

      This is the Africa Mercy. Inside of this hospital ship are operating rooms, patient beds, sleeping quarters, dining rooms, offices, and even a very small gym. But just like Mercy Ships is far more than the people who work here, the Africa Mercy is far more than the rooms that make her … Continued

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Meet baby Serah

Posted on February 7, 2017 /

Sandrine’s tears of joy quickly turned into sobs of fear after her longed-for daughter was born. Serah was born with acute bilateral clubfeet. Her tiny feet were twisted at severe right angles, facing inward. Left untreated, this condition leaves children largely crippled for life. Both Sandrine and her husband anguished over the fact that their … Continued

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Seventy-Nine Perioperative Nurses Volunteer with Mercy Ships

Posted on November 7, 2016 /

During Perioperative Nurses Week, Mercy Ships recognizes critical role of nursing specialists onboard Garden Valley, TX, November 07, 2016: In the 10 months Mercy Ships is docked in Benin, West Africa, 79 perioperative nurses will volunteer onboard the world’s largest private floating hospital. During Perioperative Nurses Week, Mercy Ships recognizes these healthcare professionals for their … Continued

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Cargo Day

Posted on October 13, 2016 /

CARGO DAY on October 19: when the shipping and trading community embrace Mercy Ships Garden Valley, TX, October 13, 2016: October 19th is Cargo Day.  For the first time ever, the global shipping and trading community will work together during the Mercy Ships Cargo Day to raise support for Mercy Ships, a global nonprofit. Mercy … Continued

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Changing Muriella’s Story

Posted on October 13, 2016 /

Viewed from the left side of her profile, Muriella’s natural beauty made her stand out in the screening crowd of over a thousand. With her trendy clothes, fashionable long hair and typically self-conscious 17-year-old manner, she could have been standing in a high school cafeteria line in any high-income country. But as soon as the … Continued

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Tahiry’s Determined Mom

Posted on October 13, 2016 /

As Tahiry approached his second birthday, Victorine noticed something a bit odd – Tahiry’s legs were taking the shape of the letter “O.” She wasn’t sure what to make of the condition. When it didn’t improve, she brought Tahiry to the local hospital, where doctors explained that his legs could only be straightened through an … Continued

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Mercy Ships volunteer teachers mold the next generation of humanitarians

Posted on October 5, 2016 /

On World Teachers’ Day, Mercy Ships recognizes volunteer teachers who have taught more than 800 international students on its hospital ships since 1978 Garden Valley, Texas, October 5, 2016 — Kim Robinson has spent nearly nine years volunteering on the world’s largest private hospital ship, Africa Mercy, as a teacher in the Mercy Ships Academy. … Continued

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Legislation introduced to award Congressional Gold Medal to Mercy Ships President/Founder Don Stephens

Posted on September 29, 2016 /

Addressing a vast global need for surgical care, Stephens uses hospital ships to transform lives Highlights Congressman Gohmert introduces legislation to award Stephens a Congressional Gold Medal. Mercy Ships delivers free healthcare to people without access, while training local healthcare professionals. Mercy Ships has provided more than 82,000 life-changing surgeries, directly impacting more than 2.5 … Continued

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