Don Stephens founder of Mercy Ships with patient

Don Stephens,
Founder, Mercy Ships

Our Founder, Don Stephens, shares in his daily podcast how you can make a lasting difference in a world of need by following the model of Jesus.


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Stories of Mercy

Noely is a farmer in Madagascar who works hard to support his wife and child.  One morning he noticed a swollen area on his neck.  But medical care was not available, and he couldn’t afford it.

The goiter became so large he couldn’t see his feet.  His daughter had to tie his shoelaces for him.

Then his brother told him that a Mercy Ship had come to Madagascar and offered free surgeries.  Noely said, “I’m going to do everything to get there because it’s free.”

Within days after the free surgery, Noely headed home—minus the goiter.