Patient stories of hope

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.

Read Sasiline's Story

Sasiline’s right arm and hand were terribly disfigured from burns.

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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

Mercy Ships Returns to Post-Ebola West Africa, Aug, 22

Mercy Ships just docked in Cotonou, Benin, with the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship. Volunteer crew will provide surgeries and healthcare training for the next ten months. August 22, 2016, Cotonou, Benin: Mercy Ships returned to Benin for a 10-month field service that had been delayed since 2014 due to the Ebola … 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.