Patient stories of hope

Read Jean's Story

Jean’s bowed legs left him with no hope and no childhood…

Read Cyriane's Story

As a very small child, Cyriane had one big wish—to wear shoes like her older sister.

Read Victorien's Story

Victorien was shunned because of a growing tumor. He was afraid that he would die.

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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

Legislation introduced to award Congressional Gold Medal to Mercy Ships President/Founder Don Stephens, Sep, 29

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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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.