Patient stories of hope

Read Elina's Story

Elina's infected burns threatened her life. She needed a miracle.

Read Jocelin’s Story

As Jocelin’s tumor grew, so did his fear of being ostracized and alone. His father prayed for a miracle.

Read Rajo's Story

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

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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

An X-Ray Technician’s Prayer, Feb, 7

“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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Mercy Minute

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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.