Patient stories of hope

Read Maurinho's Story

Maurinho was born with severely bowed legs that made even standing and walking nearly impossible.

Read Dorkas' and Anna's Story

Both sisters where born blind and their mother thought she was cursed...

Read Miracle's Story

When Miracle was born with a deformed leg, her mother Sylvie worried desperately.

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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

Pioneering Technology, Oct, 10

Screening patients for surgery with the Africa Mercy comes with its challenges. Each year thousands of local people, who have been suffering with numerous conditions, can spend days waiting in line with the hope of being selected for life-saving surgery.

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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.