Patient stories of hope

Read Rajo's Story

Rajo’s painful club foot left him unable to or interact with other children.

Read Somaya's Story

When Somaya was born with a cleft, her father abandoned her. But her mother never stopped praying.

Read Fifalina’s Story

Fifalina’s severely bowed legs left her unable to walk or play…

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Volunteer stories of mercy

A tangible hope

Dr. Gary Parker has had a front-row view of the great surgical need.

Mercy Ships nurse volunteer tells her storyNursing Africa to health

"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."

Mercy Ships medical volunteer tells her storyHelping the blind to see

"You can’t help but be changed when you serve the Lord."

Mercy Ships crew member tells his storyLove and acceptance

"I'm not the same person I was when I left home."

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35 years of healing the world's poor

Mercy Ships female African patient smilingMercy in action

How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.

Why we serve the poor

Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.

Don & Deyon Stephens founders of Mercy ShipsFrom dream to reality

Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.

Mercy Ships volunteer doctor operates on patientTraining local doctors

Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.

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Mercy Ships Blog

Student Aboard Mercy Ships Academy to Join Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™, Nov, 29

Mercy Ships Academy student Caleb Biney is selected as a Kid Reporter in Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Garden Valley, TX – November 29, 2016: Scholastic announced today that a student onboard Mercy Ships Africa Mercy was selected as a Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Kid Reporter.  Ninth grader Caleb Biney is one of 24 … Continued

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Mercy Minute

Don Stevens - Mercy Minute

Don Stephens

Founder, Mercy Ships

Every day our Founder, Don Stephens takes a minute to explain how you can make a lasting difference in the world.